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Sponsored Parent visa

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.

With this visa you can

  • Reunite with children and grandchildren
  • Visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
  • Re-apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years
  • You cannot work in Australia

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

How long you can stay

This is a temporary visa. This visa does not lead to permanent residence.

You can stay in Australia for up to three or five years at a time.

Your visa will end:

  • if it is cancelled by us
  • if your sponsorship is withdrawn and you do not find a new Parent Sponsor
  • if we cancel the sponsorship
  • the day your visa ceases

Cost

  • AUD5,000 for a visa of up to 3 years; or
  • AUD10,000 for a visa of up to 5 years. 

You pay for this visa in 2 parts called instalments. 

Pay the first installment when you apply. Pay the second installment when we ask you to.

Processing times

Processing times are not yet available for this visa.

Eligibility

  • Be eligible to apply
    • be the biological, adoptive, step-parent or parent in-law of the Parent Sponsor
  • Have a sponsor
  • Have met any previous visa obligations
  • You must meet our health requirement.
  • You must meet our character requirement.
  • Sign The Australian Value Statement
  • Have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily
  • Have Health Insurance
  • Reciprocal healthcare agreements

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