Parent Visas – Gaining a better understanding

A summary and comparison:

Contributory Non-Contributory
Applicant is a parent(s) of a Australian Citizen/PR or eligible NZ Citizen Applicant is a parent(s) of Australian Citizen/PR or eligible NZ Citizen
Pass the balance of family test * Pass the balance of family test *
Higher Visa Fee :

  • From $31670 (Parent visas)
  • From $32,900 (Aged Parent visas)
Lower Visa Fee: From $6010
Shorter waiting time - 90% processed in 35 months Longer waiting time - up to 30 years
Assurance of support bond is higher

$10,000 (main applicant) for 10 years

Assurance of support bond is lower

$5000 for 2 years

2 types split into two parts each -

  1. Contributory Aged Parent (Migrant) -   Subclass 864

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)

Subclass 884

2 )Contributory Parent (Migration) -

Subclass 143

Contributory Parent (Temporary)  -

Subclass 173

2 types -

1) Parent visa -Subclass 103

2) Aged Parent visa - Subclass 804

*Balance of family test - At least half of the number of children of the applicant must live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

All information is correct and updated as of 29th August 2017. Subject to changes by the Department of Home Affairs.

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