Parents, remaining relatives, aged dependents and carers of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens meeting policy requirements can apply for Australian permanent residence under parent visa, remaining relative visa, dependent visa or carer visa category.Provided hereunder is an overview of respective visas:
To qualify for Australian parent visa, you must:
Australian Parent visas are capped and there is a long queue of applicants. As at February 2021, parent visa applications in queue upto September 2010 have been released for processing. New parent visa applications are likely to take upto 30 years for final processing.
The qualifying requirements for Contributory Parent visa are same as listed above for Parent visa, but there is a higher visa application charge and larger Assurance of Support is required. Parents can either apply for Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (SC 173) or directly apply for Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (SC 143). You do not need to provide Assurance of Support for Temporary visa. Temporary visa is valid for two years and provides access to Medicare and unrestricted work rights and applying for Permanent visa within two year validity period while holding Temporary visa has following advantages:
Application fee for Temporary visa is A$31,930 for main applicant plus additional fee for each additional applicant, payable in 2 instalments. You pay lower fee in 2 instalments when you apply for Permanent visa while holding Temporary visa.If you decide to directly apply for Permanennt visa (without applying for Temporary visa), application fee is A$ 47,755 for main applicant plus additional charge for each applicant, payable in 2 instalments.
This visa is for near relative of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia. Near relative may be your or your partner's parent or step-parent, your sibling or step sibling, your child or step child not dependent on you. To qualify for this visa, you must meet the requirements mentioned in parent visa and you and/or your partner must not have any near relative living outside Australia.
Remaining Relative visa is also capped and as at February 2021, applications queued up to 2 August 2011 have been released for processing. Estimated processing times for new applicantions lodged now is approximately 50 years.
To qualify for this visa, you must:
There is high demand for this visa and this visa also is also capped. As at February 2021, applications queued up to 2 August 2011 have been released for processing. Estimated processing times for new applicantions lodged now is approximately 50 years.
To qualify, you must: