Any success or achievements in our life are never complete without the blessings of our parents. So what if you are residing overseas, don’t wait for months to get that parental care and love, Australia offers Parent Visa program to bring your near ones closer and make your family complete.
This visa lets parents of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia permanently.
There can be long waiting times of up to 30 years for this visa
Your child must be a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
You must be sponsored. Usually, this will be your child who must be:
A sponsor can sponsor more than one parent for this visa.
Sponsors have financial and other responsibilities.
You must meet the balance-of-family test. This means that:
You must be able to obtain an Assurance of Support
Applicant must qualify specific health requirements. The health examinations will be based upon few factors like the nation of citizenship; time spent in other nations during the last five years and intended activities in Australia. The health examinations results are mostly valid up to 12 months.
This health examination is mandatory for the applicant and all members of the family mentioned in the visa application.
Candidate can arrange the health examination prior submitting the visa application.
Applicant must qualify specific character requirements. A police clearance certificate from each and every nation, the applicant has resided in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age have to be submitted. This certificate must be only arranged when asked by the authorities.
This is mandatory for the applicant and all members of the family mentioned in the visa application.
You must have repaid, or have arranged to repay, any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
Visa Application Process
Candidate must submit all the documents given in the documents checklist to support the claims made in the visa application. Few documents may take a longer time to attain. Hence, the candidate must keep the documents ready at the time of filing the visa application in order to deduct the process delays.
Applicant must submit all the required documents in order to support the visa application. He or she must submit good quality colored scan copies for the supporting documents in the ImmiAccount.
In case the documents are not available in English, then they must be having authorized English translations.
Applicant can follow the below-given checklist in order to make sure that the visa application do not remain incomplete. Filing a successful visa application helps in deducting the processing time.
Provide one of the following:
Provide documents that you meet the balance-of-family tests, including:
If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce documents or separation documents. If you cannot provide these documents, provide a statutory declaration about the relationship.
If you are in a de facto relationship, provide proof that your relationship is genuine and continuing (for example, joint bank account statements, billing accounts in joint names or joint ownership of major assets).
You will need to provide additional documents when we ask you to, including:
You will not need to provide health documents as they will be sent to us electronically by your physician. Do not arrange health checks until we ask you to.
If your partner is applying with you, provide:
For every dependent who is applying with you provide:
If anyone else has a legal right to decide where your child under 18 lives, they must complete either:
Provide an identity document such as a passport or drivers license that contains the signature of the person who completed Form 1229 or the statutory declaration.
Provide adoption papers or parental court orders, if applicable.
For every dependent 18 years or older who is applying with you provide:
Provide all of the following:
Applicant must submit complete related documents and complete payment for the visa application charges via credit card at the time of visa application.
Applicant must upload the required documents by utilizing his or her own ImmiAccount at the time of filling the online visa application. This will benefit in deduction of delays in process.
Post submitting the visa application and the required documents, the authorities will provide an acknowledgment that they have received your data.
The visa application can be tracked and managed by utilizing Immi Account.
Visa processing time:
|75 % applications processed||
90% applications processed
Candidate must note that the visa application might take longer duration in case the candidate requires character or health certifications or to add some additional data.
Priority processing arrangements applies in the processing of visa application. It states the sequence in which the authority takes the application into consideration regardless of the time, applications were filed.
In case the candidate have applied outside Australia, they must not travel to Australia until they are said so in written that their visa has been granted. Applicant must wait for the final decision from the authority prior leaving the job, selling home or booking any travel package.
In case the applicant have applied inside Australia, they might also get eligible for the Bridging visa which permits the applicant to be in the country legally at the time of visa application process. In case, the applicant has acquired the Bridging visa A, he or she can apply for a Bridging visa B (BVB) in order to travel outside Australia till the time your final decision is out.
In case Visa is granted, the Australian immigration authorities will provide information related:
In case Visa is not granted, the Australian immigration authorities will provide information related:
Visa application process Cost
In case the applicant is making the payment for the visa application via credit card, a surcharge will be applied.
The present surcharge rates are:
NOTE: The surcharge rate will also be applicable on Debit Visa cards and Debit Master Cards at the time of online payments.
Visa costs modifies with time. Cost is based upon the date on which the immigration authorities have received the visa application. In case there is a price rise in between the filing date and the date on which the immigration authorities have received the visa application, the applicant will have to pay the modified application charge.
This visa application charge is taken in the form of Australian dollars (AUD) that to be paid for the visa application. In few cases the visa application charge can be NIL as well.
Note: All charges will be in Australian Dollars.
|Base application charge||
Additional applicant charge
Additional applicant charge under 18
|$ 3945.00||$ 1975.00||
Applicant may need to pay the other costs, including health assessments costs, police certificates costs, or other certificates or tests costs. The applicant is alone responsible for organizing the needful requirements.
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