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  • if your sponsorship is withdrawn and you do not find a new Parent Sponsor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


  • 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.


  • 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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