Parent Visas

Parent Visa Options – If you are in Australia

Aged parent visas

These visas are for parents whose age is equivalent to a person who is eligible for an Australian Age pension. An aged parent making a parent visa application will not immediately be entitled to an Age pension after being granted a permanent visa. All new Australian permanent residents must wait 10 years before being eligible to receive the Age pension (unless there is a reciprocal agreement with another country that pays you a pension) or Disability pension.

 

Aged Parent (Permanent) (Subclass 804)

A permanent visa for aged parents to remain in Australia. Applicants must have children who are living in Australia. This visa costs more than the aged parent visa but is generally processed faster.

 

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884)

This is a temporary visa valid for two years. If you hold this visa you can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864).

 

Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 884 to Subclass 864)

For holders of a temporary Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 884), to apply for a permanent Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864).

 

Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 173 to Subclass 143)

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 14

 

Parent Visa Options – If you are outside Australia

Parent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 103)

A permanent visa for parents who have children living in Australia.

 

Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 143)

A permanent visa for parents with children living in Australia. This visa costs more than the Parent visa but is generally processed faster.

 

Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173)

This is a temporary visa valid for two years. If you hold this visa you can then apply for the permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

 

Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (from Subclass 173 to Subclass 143)

This visa is for holders of a temporary Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173), who want to apply for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

 

Contributory Parent Visa Subclasses 143 & 173

Requirements

This visa is for you if you are an elderly parent of a child or stepchild who, at the time the visa application is lodged, is ‘settled’ and either an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. This means your child must have been lawfully resident in Australia for a reasonable period, normally two years, although a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizen children if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances.

 

In addition you must be able to demonstrate one of the following:

  • at least half of your children are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia
  • you have more children living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens than in any other country.

 

Your partner and other dependent family members may be included in your application provided they satisfy certain requirements.

 

Sponsor

Must give a written undertaking to provide support, accommodation and financial assistance for the applicant and the applicant’s accompanying partner and dependent family members for their first two (2) years of residency in Australia.

 

Applicant

Complete and lodge the application including the application charge and all supporting documentation.

 

Assurer of Support

Be prepared to:

  • provide financial assistance to the applicant and the applicant’s accompanying partner and dependent family members so they do not need to rely on any government forms of support for ten (10) years
  • repay any recoverable social security payments made to the applicant or their accompanying partner and dependants in the first ten (10) years of residency in Australia.

Note: You must not lodge an Assurance of Support until it is asked for. This will happen after the visa application has been received by the department.

 

Parents Visa Contributory have very high amount of Govt. Fees. Applicants are advised to keep money ready for these kinds of contributory parents visa as Dept. is processing such applications on priority basis.

 

Personal documents

One recent passport-size photograph (45mm x 35mm) of yourself and any other person included in this application. This should be of the head and shoulders only, and should show the person facing the camera and against a plain background. You should print the name of the person on the back of each photograph.

Other personal documents Note: Only required if there has been a change in circumstances since you were granted a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa.

 

If you have arrived in Australia (since being granted a Contributory Parent (Temporary visa), certified copies of the passports or travel documents you, your partner and your dependants used to enter Australia, and of any passports held since then.

 

Certified copies of birth certificates showing both parents’ names for you and any other person included in the application. If you do not have a birth certificate and are unable to get one, you must provide a certified copy of the identification pages of at least one of the following documents:

  • passport
  • family book showing both parents’ names
  • identification document issued by the government
  • documents issued by a court that verifies your identity.

If you are unable to provide one of these documents, you must provide other acceptable evidence that you are who you claim to be.

 

If any person included in the application is, or has been married, certified copies of the marriage certificate(s). If any person included in the application has been permanently separated, divorced or widowed, a certified copy of the statutory declaration/separation certificate, divorce decree absolute or the death certificate of the deceased partner (as appropriate). If any person included in the application has changed his or her name (eg by marriage or deed poll), a certified copy of evidence of the name change. If any child included in the application is adopted, certified copies of the adoption papers.

 

Certified copies of documents to verify custody and access arrangements for children under 18 years of age (unless both parents are included in the application.) If any person included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country, certified copies of military service record or discharge papers. Certified copies of birth certificates for all your children not included in the application (showing names of both parents) or the family book (showing names of both parents). Evidence of where all your children reside (for example passport, citizenship or residence certificate). Evidence of your relationship to your sponsor. Evidence that the sponsor is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

 

Government Visa Fees

Visa subclass Note Base application charge Non-internet application charge Additional applicant charge
18 and over
Additional applicant charge under 18
Parent (Migrant)(Subclass 103) 19a $3870 N/A $1935 $970
Aged Parent (Residence) (Subclass 804) 19a $3870 N/A $1935 $970
Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Subclass 143)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19b
19b
19j
$325 N/A $165 $80
Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Subclass 143)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19c
19c
19j
$2370 N/A $1185 $595
Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Subclass 143)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19d
19d
19j
nil N/A nil nil
Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Subclass 143)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19d2
19d2
19j
$3695 N/A $1245 $625
Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 173) 19k $2490 N/A $1245 $625
Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 173)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19e
19e
19k
nil N/A nil nil
Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)
(Subclass 864)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19f
19f
19l
nil N/A nil nil
Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)
(Subclass 864)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19g
19g
19l
$325 N/A $165 $80
Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)
(Subclass 864)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19h
19h
19l
$3695 N/A $1845 $925
Contributory Aged Parent (Residence)
(Subclass 864)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19h2
19h2
19l
$3695 N/A $1845 $925
Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)
(Subclass 884)
19m $3695 N/A $1845 $925
Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)
(Subclass 884)
Applicant meets conditions defined in Note 19i
19i
19m
nil N/A N/A N/A

19a The second instalment – for each person included on the application is $2065.

19b This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who is the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application; or
  2. an applicant who has been the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and is the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa at the time of application; or
  3. an applicant who has held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application;
    or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19c This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. has been the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. provides the Minister with evidence that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa for the purpose of the application;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19d This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. made a valid application for a Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) visa before 27 June 2003; and
    2. withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person;

19d2 This visa is for any other applicant who does not meet the conditions in notes 19b, 19c and 19d above.

19e This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. made a valid application for a Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) visa before 27 June 2003; and
    2. withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa;

or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person;

 

  1. an applicant who is a contributory parent newborn child; or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19f This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. made a valid application for an Aged Parent (Residence) (Class BP) visa before 1 July 2003; and
    2. withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (Class DG) visa;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19g This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. is the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application; or
    2. whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person:
  2. an applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. is the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa at the time of application;
      or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person:
  3. an applicant who:
    1. who has held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application; or
    2. whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19h This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. provides the Minister with evidence that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa for the purpose of the application;

or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19h2 This visa is for any other applicant who does not meet conditions in notes 19f, 19g and 19h above.

19i This visa is for:

  1. an applicant who:
    1. made a valid application for an Aged Parent (Residence) (Class BP) visa before 1 July 2003; and
    2. withdrew that application at the same time as making the application for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa;

or an applicant whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

  1. or an applicant who is a contributory parent newborn child or whose application is combined, or sought to be combined, with an application made by that person.

19j The second instalment (payable before grant of visa):

  1. Applicant who was the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application: $19 420.
  2. Applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. was the holder of a substituted Subclass 600 visa at the time of application; and
    3. is not described in item 3 (below): $19 420.
  3. Applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. was, at the time of application, the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa or the child or step child of an applicant mentioned in item 2 (above); and​
    3. is the child or step child of an applicant for a Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa, and was less than 18 at the time of application for a Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa: nil.
  4. Applicant who:
    1. was the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application, and:
    2. is the child or step child of an applicant for a Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa; and
    3. was less than 18 at the time of application for a Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa: nil.
  5. Applicant who has held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application $19 420
  6. Applicant:
    1. who has held a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. in relation to whom the Minister is satisfied that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application $17 575.
  7. An applicant who:
    1. is a dependent child of an applicant for a Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa; and
    2. was less than 18 at the time of application $2095.
  8. Any other applicant $43 600.

19k The second instalment (payable before grant of visa):

  1. Applicant who:
    1. was less than 18 at the time of application; and
    2. is a dependent child of an applicant for a Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa: $2095
  2. Applicant who Applicant who is a contributory parent newborn child: nil
  3. Any other applicant: $29 130

19l The second instalment (payable before grant of visa):

  1. Applicant who was the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application: $19 420
  2. Applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. was the holder of a substituted subclass 600 visa at the time of application; and
    3. is not described in item 3 (below): $19 420
  3. Applicant who:
    1. held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. was, at the time of application, the holder of a substituted Subclass 600 visa or the child or step child of an applicant mentioned in item 2 (above); and
    3. is the child or step child of an applicant for a Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa, and was less than 18 at the time of application for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa: nil.
  4. Applicant who:
    1. was the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application, and:
    2. is the child or step child of an applicant for a Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (Class DG) visa; and
    3. was less than 18 at the time of application for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa: nil.
  5. Applicant who has held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at any time in the 28 days immediately before making the application $19 420
  6. Applicant:
    1. who has held a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa; and
    2. in relation to whom the Minister is satisfied that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for the person to be considered to be the holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)) visa at the time of application $16 545.
  7. An applicant who:
    1. is a dependent child of an applicant for a Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (Class DG) visa; and
    2. was less than 18 at the time of application $2095.
  8. Any other applicant $43 600.

19m The second instalment (payable before grant of visa):

  1. Applicant who:
    1. was less than 18 at the time of application; and
    2. is a dependent child of an applicant for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa: $2095.
  2. Applicant who is a contributory parent newborn child: nil.
  3. Any other applicant: $29 130.

 

Other costs, such as Assurance of Support bond money may be additional to these costs.

 

Our processing fees vary case to case and are subject to the complexity of the case and amount of work involved. We also offer initial consultations for those who want to better understand the visa process and their options, after which we will advise of our charges if you wish to proceed with us. Consultations cost from A$100-$200 or more depending on the complexity of the case.

 

How BMS Global Can Help You

BMS Global can assist you in preparing and lodging your parents visa application by providing the following immigration services:

  • We will liaise with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on your behalf, managing all correspondence and requests they put to us
  • We will provide advice relating to the your migration goals for your selected visa category
  • We analyse current Immigration Law relating to your nominated visa category and keep you informed of any changes to Immigration Law that will affect your application as Australian Immigration laws are complex and frequently changing and should be constantly analysed
  • We assist in the completion and checking of the relevant application forms
  • Providing advice and assistance relating to documentation required to support the application Prepare any necessary supporting submissions to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Submit or lodge your application to the relevant Assessing Authority or Department for processing as soon as possible.
  • Wherever possible, supply any further documentation or information requested by the Department on receipt of documents from the applicant.
  • Wherever possible, assist you to comply with any request made by the Department

 

Please feel free to contact us at any time suitable to you and we will quote you the best possible price to carry out your work. Each case is unique and the work involved differs case to case, and accordingly we quote our price to our clients.