Parent Visa for Australia

Parents may be able to migrate to Australia using a Parent Visa if they have a child in Australia who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

There are 3 categories of Parent Visas:

 

  • Parent Category
    To apply for migration to Australia as a parent, you must be sponsored. Generally you will be sponsored by your child, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Contributory Parent
    The Contributory Parent Visa category was introduced in mid-2003 to allow the expansion of the Parent Migration Program on the basis that applicants pay a higher visa application charge and a larger Assurance of Support (AoS) bond (with a longer AoS period).
  • Sponsored Parent
    The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870) was introduced in early 2019 and enables parents to live temporarily in Australia for either 3 or 5 years, and for no more than 10 years in total.