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Parent Visa to Australia

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Parent Visa Australia

The Parent Visa Australia is another Australian Visa category which falls under the Family Visa stream. The Parent visa is for eligible Parents wishing to move to Australia to join their children who reside in Australia. To be eligible to Emigrate to Australia as a Parent you would need to meet the Balance of Family Test which requires a majority or equal number of children to be residents in Australia and holders of a suitable Permanent visa or Australian passport. Applicants must meet other visa criteria such as having passed a health and character test. Sponsors (Children or an organisation) must lodge an Assurance of Support bond as part of application. Assurance of Support is a legal commitment to repay social security payments should they be claimed by the applicants during the assurance period.

The Parent visa category is made up predominantly by two groups Contributory meaning that you need to make a Contribution towards living in Australia. This payment is not refundable and is currently $43600. This payment is a second Visa instalment (on top of the initial Visa application fee) and is not due until all checks are completed, usually 2.5-3 years from submitting the application.  This is a permanent Resident Visa though with all the benefits such as Medicare and Work rights.

The other Parent Visa is also a Permanent visa but does not have a Contribution to be made to the Australian Government to Emigrate to Australia. The downside though to this is that there is roughly a 30 year wait to have these visas processed.

Emigrate to Australia at Taylor Hampton Solicitors can help you and your sponsor to go through the entire process for the Australian Parent Visa application. Our Staff have 10 years + of hands on experience in completing these applications. We help you with all parts of the application from start to finish and even beyond this if needed. We charge a flat fee and so once you start with us, you know that you have someone along side you for the whole process. We also look at the best options for you initially. We also keep up to date on any changes in Migration Policy that may occur during the processing of your Application to move to Australia. Please call us or fill out the enquiry form and we can discuss the best options for a smooth visa process to Australia.

Parent Visa Australia – Parent Visa Options

Contributory Parent Visa (Permanent) Subclass 143

This as the name suggests the Parent Visa Australia Subclass 143 requiries Contribution to be made to the Australian Government by the applicants. This payment is not refundable and is for $43600 (second visa instalment). This payment is on top of the initial application fee and is payable once a pre-grant Visa letter is issued. At the moment Contributory Parent Visa applications are taking 2-3 years to process and you will need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia.

Contributory Parent Visa (Temporary) Subclass 173

This is a temporary version of the Contributory Parent Visa valid for 2 years. The advantage of this is that it splits the contribution payment for a Parent Visa into two payments and can potentially get you into Australia quicker. The contribution payment being $29130 ( second visa instalment).  Applicants wishing to upgrade their Parent visa to Permanent Residency, must pay the remaining amount as part of the permanent visa stage. At the moment, the 173 applications are taking 2 years to process and you will need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia

Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Permanent) Subclass 864

This as the name suggests is the Contributory Parent Visa, which is Permanent and can be applied in Australia only. A Contribution needs to be made to the Australian Government. This payment is not refundable and is for $43600 (second visa instalment).  This Visa is available to people who are over the age of the Pension Age in Australia roughly 65 for men and 64.5 for women. To apply for this visa, you need to be a holder of a Substantive Visa without any stay limitations on it (such as condition 8506 – “no further stay”) and apply while physically in Australia and within validity of the Substantive Visa. At the moment these are taking 1-2 years to process and you will need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia.

Contributory Parent Visa (Temporary) Subclass 884

This Visa is available to people who are over the age of the Pension Age in Australia roughly 65 for men and 64.5 for women. To apply for this visa, you need to be a holder of a Substantive Visa without any stay limitations on it (such as condition 8506 – “no further stay”) and apply while physically in Australia and within validity of the Substantive Visa. This is a temporary version of the Contributory Parent Visa for 2 years. The advantage of this is that it splits the payment for a Parent Visa into two payments and can potentially get you the visa quicker. The contribution payment being $29130 ( second visa instalment).  Applicants wishing to switch their Parent visa to Permanent Residency, must pay the remaining amount as part of the permanent visa stage. At the moment these are taking 1-2 years to process and you will need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia.

Parent Visa (Permanent) Subclass 103

This is the traditional Parent Visa Australia applied for by any age group applicants from outside of Australia. The Parent Visa 103 has the big advantage of not needing the Contribution but since those applications are capped and queued, there is approximately a 30 year wait for the application to be processed. As with any other Parent visa application, you need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia

Parent Visa (Permanent) Subclass 804

This Visa is available to people who are over the age of the Pension Age in Australia roughly 65 for men and 64.5 for women. To apply for this visa, you need to be a holder of a Substantive Visa without any stay limitations on it (such as condition 8506 – “no further stay”) and apply while physically in Australia and within validity of the Substantive Visa. As those visas are capped and queued, at the moment these applications are taking approximately 30 years to process. You will need to have a Child to Sponsor you who has been settled in Australia as a Permanent Resident or Citizen for at least 2 years prior to the application being lodged. Emigrate to Australia can assist you with the full processing of these visas from start the finish. Please call us to find out about how we can help you process a Parent Visa for Australia.

Parent Visa Australia- Visa Places Allocation

In the current 2017 – 2018 Migration Programme, there are 1,500 places allocated to Parent (Non-Contributor) Visas subclasses 103 and 804. There are 7,175 places allocated for Contributory Visas, subclasses 173/143 and 884/864. Once the Department of Immigration has reached the allocated visa numbers, no further visa grants will be issued in the given financial year, which runs in Australia from 1st July.

  To discuss your individual case and circumstances and how we can help, please contact us on 0207 427 5290. You may also email us: enquiries@emigrate-to-australia.co.uk or fill in the form on the right hand side and we will be in touch shortly.

Emigrate to Australia is part of Taylor Hampton Solicitors, a SRA regulated law firm based in the UK. We are not part of the Australian Immigration and Border Protection Department. We provide legal assistance with the Australian visa application process

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