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This visa lets parents of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia permanently.
There can be long waiting times of up to 30 years for this visa.
You might be able to get this visa if you:
Global processing time for this visa is unavailable as applications are
capped or queued.
For more information read
Global visa and citizenship processing times
There is a high demand for permanent family visas but a limited number of places available each financial year.
Applications are processed in the order in which they are lodged. When the limit is reached, no more visas are granted in the financial year.
If your application meets the main eligibility criteria, it is placed in a queue for a visa place to become available.
Parent Visa Queue Calculator is an online tool that lets you estimate how many people are ahead of you in the queue.
Your application will not be moved up the queue even if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances.
Your child must be a
settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
your child is under 18.
A sponsor can sponsor more than one parent for this visa.
financial and other responsibilities.
You must meet the
balance-of-family test. This means that:
You must be able to obtain an
Assurance of Support
You must meet our
You must meet our
You must have repaid, or have arranged to repay, any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
You might not eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
This is a permanent visa. It lets you:
social security payments.
From AUD 5,935.
You might have to pay
Use the Visa pricing estimator to estimate the cost of your application.
Visa pricing estimator
Note: The estimator does not calculate the second instalment or additional costs.
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa.
You must be outside Australia when a decision is made on your application.
This is a permanent visa – it lasts indefinitely.
The visa starts on the day it is granted.
You can include your partner and your or your partner’s child or step-child in your application.
Family members who are granted the visa have the same rights and can do the same things as you
You and your family members must comply with Australian laws and your visa conditions. You can find your visa conditions in
travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want for up to five years after the visa is granted.
If you have been granted a Tourist visa (subclass 676) or Visitor visa (subclass 600) visa through
ministerial intervention, contact the Parent Visa Centre by email to discuss your circumstances.
To apply, your passport does not have to be valid but it must be your most recent passport.
However, to be granted the visa, your passport must be valid.
Dependents under 18
Dependents 18 or older
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa. You must have a passport.
You must complete:
Your sponsor must complete:
Forms must be completed in English.
All documents must be provided and the application fee paid when you apply.
You can pay by credit card, bank cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Send your application by post or courier to the
Perth office in Western Australia - attention Parent Visa Centre.
If you have applied for a different parent visa but it has not yet been decided, you must withdraw that application at the same time that you apply for this visa.
Complete Part B of
Form 47PA - Application for a parent to migrate to Australia (525 kB PDF).
If you are in Australia and your current temporary visa is about to expire, you will not be eligible for a bridging visa to stay in Australia. This is because you must be outside Australia when a decision is made on your application.
Do not make arrangements to travel to Australia permanently, leave your job or sell your home until we advise you in writing that you have been granted the visa.
You might need to provide
biometrics (fingerprints and photo). We will let you know if you need to provide them.
You need to have health checks when we tell you to.
More information is available about
You will need to provide an assurance of support when we ask you to.
More information is available about
assurances of support.
Pay the second instalment when we ask you to. We will send you an invoice for the instalment after you have met all other requirements for the visa. You must pay the instalment to be granted the visa.
Your sponsor and family members who are 16 years old or older and applying for the visa with you might also need to provide the documents.
We might ask you to attend an interview.
If you did not include all documents when you applied, send them as soon as you can.
We might also ask you to provide more information.
You can add family members to your application before a decision is made. Complete and send us
Form 1436 - Adding an additional applicant after lodgement (364 KB PDF) with evidence of your relationship and the family member’s passport.
If you are eligible for the visa, we will need a copy of your child’s passport before decision.
There is no fee to add a newborn child to your application
You need to tell us of changes if:
More information is available at the Tell us of Changes tab
Tell us if there are changes to your circumstances after you lodge your application but before a decision is made.
If you did not send all documents with your application, send them as soon as you can.
Tell us if there are any mistakes in your application.
Form 1023 - Notification of incorrect answer(s) (99KB PDF).
You can withdraw your visa application at any time before we make a decision.
Form 1446 - Withdrawal of a visa application (375KB PDF).
All applicants who are 18 years or older must sign the withdrawal request.
Sponsor applications can be withdrawn at any time before we make a decision on the visa application.