Australia’s Parent Visas

If you have migrated to Australia, you may be wondering how your parents can come and stay with you. Migrating your parents here can provide opportunities for quality time with your family. There are several different visa subclasses under Australia’s Parent Visa category with varying eligibility requirements, Government costs and processing times.

Australia’s Parent Visa, Contributory Parent Visa and Aged Dependent Visa Options

You may find our guide below helpful, however it is important to note there are several eligibility requirements and factors to consider so please contact our migration agents for a free assessment to confirm your eligibility. In some cases, it may be more suitable for your parents to apply for a temporary visa before applying directly for permanent residence. By assessing your unique circumstances, our Registered Migration Agents can advise on the visa options that best suit your needs.

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What is the Balance of Family Test?

The Balance of Family test assesses the proportion of your children living permanently in Australia and is an eligibility requirement for most Parent Visas. Our migration agents can advise whether your circumstances meet the requirements for the Government’s Balance of Family Test as part of our visa assessment.


The Government has announced that from 17 November 2018, a new pathway to permanent residence will be introduced for overseas retirees. Read our article on this here. Under the new pathway, retirees may be able to apply for permanent residence through the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) or the Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) without passing a Balance of Family test.

How Immigracious can assist with your parent visa application

Immigracious can help you understand if you meet the eligibility requirements for a Parent Visa or the new pathway to permanent residence as an overseas retiree. Our migration agents can also guide you through the visa process and provide helpful advice at each step, saving you the stress and hassle of understanding how Australia’s complex visa regulations impact your application.

Contact Immigracious for a visa assessment on 6263 4406 or