Parent Visa

Parent Visa

Sponsored Parent Visa

It is more or less similar to a Sponsored Stream Visitor Visa, except your parents are allowed to live in Australia for continuous 3 or 5 years. The total number of years allowed on this visa cannot exceed more than 10 years and that will cost you $20,000. Below are a few criteria that needs to be met to be eligible for subclass 870. 

  • No Balance of Family Test required
  • No Assurance of Support required
  • The applicant has to be sponsored by a "Parent Sponsor". The Sponsor first needs to apply to be a parent sponsor holder.
  • The applicant needs to be a biological parent, adoptive legal parent, step-parent, or parent-in-law of the Parent Sponsor.
  • If applying from Australia, you need to first get approval to apply for Parent Visa from Australia and apply within 60 days of approval. 
  • Health Insurance required
  • Need to show Genuine Temporary entrant. 
  • Cannot apply for a Permanent visa when you have this visa. 
  • 3-year cost is $5000
  • 5-year cost is $10,000

 

 

 

Contributory Aged Parent Visa

Contributory Aged Parent visa applicants can choose to apply directly for a permanent visa or to go through a two-stage process. Your parent will be eligible for Medicare once the visa is granted regardless of which stage you opt for. Please see below the details about both stages: 

 

One Stage for 1 Parent only: (Subclass 864)            

  • With subclass 864 you will be directly applying for the Permanent visa. 
  • Base application fee for 864= $4,155
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 884) = $43,600
  • Assurance of Support (AOS), payable before grant of 864  = $10,000 (refunded after 10 years with conditions attached)
  • The current final total for the two stage is $47,755 (including GST, excluding AOS). 

 

One Stage for 2 Parents: (Subclass 864)           

  • With subclass 864 you will be directly applying for the Permanent visa.
  • Base application fee for 864= Total $6,230
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 884) = Total $87,200
  • Assurance of Support (AOS), payable before grant of 864  = $14,000 (refunded after 10 years with conditions attached)
  • The current final total for the two stage is $93,430 (including GST, excluding AOS). 

 

 

Two Stage for 1 Parent only: (Subclass 884 + 864) 

  • First, we apply for 884, which is a temporary visa. Once that’s granted you have two years time to apply for 864. You can apply for a permanent 864 visa at any time within that two years period.
  • Please note this two year time period cannot be extended.  
  • The total cost of the two stage is slightly higher but it enables you to spread payments across two years, during which time the applicants have access to Medicare.
  • Base application fee for 884 (1st stage)= $4,155
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 884) = $29,130
  • Base application fee for 864 (2nd stage) = $365
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 864) = $19,420
  • Assurance of Support (AOS), payable before grant of 864  = $10,000 (refunded after 10 years with conditions attached)
  • The current final total for the two stage is $53,070 (including GST, excluding AOS).

 

Two Stage for 2 parent: (Subclass 884 + 864) 

  • First we apply for 884, which is a temporary visa. Once that’s granted you have two years time to apply for 864. You can apply for a permanent 864 visa at any time within that two years period. Please note this two year time period cannot be extended. 
  • The total cost of the two stage is slightly higher but it enables you to spread payments across two years, during which time the applicants have work rights and access to Medicare.
  • Base application fee for 884 (1st stage)= Total $6,230
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 884) = Total $58,260
  • Base application fee for 864 (2nd stage) = Total $550
  • Second instalment (payable before grant of 864) = Total $38,840
  • Assurance of Support (AOS), payable before grant of 864  = $14,000 (refunded after 10 years with conditions attached)
  • The current final total for the two stage is $103,880 (including GST, excluding AOS).

Please note due to the annual adjustment of charges, you may end up paying slightly extra in reference to the second stage. 

 

 

 

 

Non- Contributory Aged Parent Visa

Non-Contributory Aged Parent Visa has a current waiting period of 30 years. Please note the timeframe could increase with time as evidenced in the past. Medicare will not be available while your parent is waiting for the grant of the Parent Visa.

  • The cost for 804 (Onshore) or 103 (Offshore) is the same.
  • Cost:  1st instalment = $4,350 + 2,175 (for additional applicant)
  • Second instalment (at time of grant) = $2,065 for each parent
  • Assurance of Support (AOS), payable before grant= $5,000 for a single parent and $7,000 for two parents (refunded after 4 years with conditions attached)