fbpx
Family Reunion – Australian Family Visa Program – Parent Category Visa
February 3, 2016

Many new Australian permanent residents or citizens have their parents living in their home countries. Such separation is sad and there is certainly a pathway for overseas parents to migrate to Australia.  What are the basis requirements for overseas parents to be eligible for a parent category visa? 

  • Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for a parent category visa as long as you have a child who is able to sponsor you. Meanwhile there is a Balance of Family Test Criteria that would require the applicant’s compliance.

  • Sponsors

You will need to have a sponsor to apply for a parent category visa to live in Australia as a temporary or permanent resident. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is 18 years of age or over and has lived in Australia lawfully for at least two years before the parent lodges their visa application.

  • Balance of Family test

All applicants for a parent visa must meet the Balance of Family test. The Balance of Family test is designed to determine the extent of your links to Australia. You meet the Balance of Family test if:B

  1. at least half of your children live permanently in Australia, or
  2. more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.
  • Assurance of support

Applications for a permanent Parent category visa require an assurance of support. An assurance of support is a legal commitment from an individual or organisation to give you financial support so you do not have to rely on social security payments. The assurance covers you and any family members included in your application.

  • Capping and queuing

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection may limit how many people can get a certain type of visa each year. This limiting of visa is called capping. Parent and Aged Parent category visas are subject to capping. Contributory Parent category visas are not currently capped. If you are applying for a visa that has reached the capping limit, you must wait in a queue until more visa places become available. This may be for many years and you will have to continue to meet all visa requirements.

Do you wish for your parents to live in Australia with you on a long term basis? If yes, you may consider sponsoring your parents to migrate to Australia! Give us a call on +61 3 9078 6819 or email us at support@thinkvisa.com.au to discuss your enquiry or visit our website on www.thinkvisa.com.au.

0 Comments

Think Visa
Corporate Events

Australian Work Visa Webinar 2021

Australian Work Visa Webinar 2021Quality work-life balance is key in living a happy life.  Get sponsored to grow your career and life experiences in Australia!Event Details: Date: Wednesday | 14 April 2021 Time: 11:00 AM (AEST) Platform: Zoom What Will You Get From...

Australian Parent Visa Webinar 2021

Australian Parent Migration WebinarNo family member should be left behind. Reciprocate your parents’ love and care by bringing them to Australia with you. Start by knowing how to get started in this FREE webinar.  In this free webinar, our speakers will discuss the...

Australia General Skilled Migration Webinar 2020

THINK VISA'S AUSTRALIA GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION WEBINARDon't miss out on the work and living opportunities in Australia. But first, understand everything you need through our FREE webinar!Have you been looking for a change in work and living environments?...

Australia Partner Visa Webinar 2020

AUSTRALIA PARTNER MIGRATION WEBINAR Your Happily Ever After Should Not Be Difficult We value your personal goals and consider them as our own. In this webinar, you will learn all about getting a Partner Visa in the quickest and best possible way especially with the...

AIMS heads up to China in September 2015

AIMS is excited and proud to announce that it will be making its way to Shanghai, China in September this year for the 2015 Shanghai Overseas Property, Immigration , Investment Fair. There has been an increase in the number of elites and millionaires from all walks of...

You May Also Like…

Subclass 188E – Entrepreneur Stream

Subclass 188E – Entrepreneur Stream

About Subclass 188 E   The Subclass 188E is for those who have plans to carry out an entrepreneur activity (leading to commercialization of product or services in Australia). This is a temporary visa valid for up to 4 years and 3 months.     Am I Eligible?   To...

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Subclass 403

Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Subclass 403

ABOUT SUBCLASS 403 The subclass 403 is designed for people who want to engage in specific work or activities that improve Australia’s international relations. For this visa, there are 6 streams available. AVAILABLE STREAMS Government Agreement This stream allows...

* indicates required

Success! Thank you for registering for our upcoming webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly.

One of our friendly agents will be in touch with you shortly!