The parent migration program enables Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their parents to migrate to Australia.
To be eligible to meet the legal requirements for this type of visa, you must be the parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. In addition to this and other requirements, you must be able to meet the balance of family test. The balance of family test requires you to have equal to or a greater number of children living permanently in Australia than any other country or countries overseas.
You must also be sponsored by your child, who is required to be a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident. This requires your child to have lived in Australia for at least two years. In addition to your sponsorship, you will be required to have an assurer, who will provide an assurance of support.
There are three different types of visas available under the permanent Parent visa category. Find out more below.
Parents under the Australian pension age must apply for an off-shore Parent visa. You must be able to meet the balance of family test, be sponsored and have an assurer to provide an assurance of support.
Visa success stories
Key parent visa migration agents
Vanessa De Pretis
Senior Migration Agent