Visa Options For Parents To Reside In Australia
Leaving your parents when you move overseas is always concerning. One option is for them to emigrate as well. So let’s explore the possibility of this occurring if you emigrate to Australia.
There are three- six- and twelve-month visitor visas available. As a short term option, it may be worthwhile investigating getting your parents over to Australia on a visitor visa. This will provide the opportunity to gauge whether it will be a good move for all parties concerned.
Permanent residence for parents of children in Australia
The only visa that will give a parent or parents permanent residence is the:
Contributory Parent Visa – The requirements for this visa are:
- Half or more than half of the applicant’s children are resident in Australia as citizens or permanent residents
- The sponsoring child is ‘settled’ in Australia
The 870 – Sponsored Parent Visa
This recently-added visa will require adequate health insurance and will allow up to a maximum of ten years of cumulative stay permitted (3+3 or 5+5 years). The parent or parents must leave Australia for 90 consecutive days before making the second application. People are not allowed to work on this visa.
The fine print
The parent must be sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident who has been usually resident in Australia for four years. Only two parents can be sponsored at any one time. The sponsor must have a minimum household taxable income threshold of $83,454.80 per annum.
No balance of family test will be applied, and no sponsorship bond will be required. The sponsored parents will be required to maintain adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay in Australia. The sponsors will be required to pay in full any outstanding public health debts incurred by their parent.
Are you ready to take the next step? By completing the free online visa assessment on the Migrate2Oz website, you will receive free advice on your visa eligibility, visa options and the next key steps.
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