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» Parent Visa Questions
Below are some common questions regarding Parent Migration and how to obtain a Parent Visa to Australia:
Q: How can I stay with my child who lives permanently in Australia?
A: There are 2 visa categories available to parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen wishing to migrate to Australia:
If you would like to live permanently in Australia, and you are the parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, you may apply for a visa in either of these 2 categories.
Q: What are the major differences between the Parent category and the Contributory Parent category?
A: The major differences between the 2 categories are that:
Q: What are the requirements that I must meet to migrate as a parent?
A: To be granted a visa in the Parent category, generally you must satisfy the following requirements.
Have a child, who is:
Pass the balance of family test:
Satisfy certain public interest criteria:
If you are applying from within Australia, you will also need to meet the age requirements for the Aged Parent Visa.
In addition, to make an acceptable application for a visa in the Parent category, you must also withdraw any previous parent application that has not yet been decided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
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