If you have a child who is a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible for one of several options for parent visas, both temporary and permanent.


General eligibility requirements for a Parent Visa include:

Your child must be a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident

You must be sponsored by your child or their partner


Character history

In addition, depending on which type of Parent Visa you apply for, you may need to meet other eligibility requirements such as:

Pass the “Balance of Family” test (at least half of your children live in Australia)

Pay an “Assurance of Support” bond

Meet an age requirement


Sponsorship Application (completed by the sponsoring child)

Visa Application (by parent applicant) and payment of initial fee

Payment of remaining fees (if applicable) at approval stage

Other factors may influence eligibility for this visa, so it is important that you have your individual circumstances assessed. Please contact us to arrange an assessment.