Parent visa

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.

Visa success stories

Key parent visa migration agents

Vanessa De Pretis, Immigration Manager (Family/AAT)

Vanessa De Pretis

Immigration Manager (Family/AAT)

Claudia Zych, Immigration Advisor

Claudia Zych

Immigration Advisor


"We would like to say a very big thank you to Migration Solutions, especially to Vanessa, for helping us in the process."
Bobalan and Nirmala
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