If you are a settled
Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand eligible resident, you may be eligible to sponsor your parents to migrate to Australia. In addition, you must meet the balance-of-family test
before applying to sponsor your parents.
Parent visas are available in two categories:
Non-contributory Parent Visas – The visas in this category let parents live permanently in Australia. Due to the high demands and limited places, there can be long waiting times of up to 30 years before the visa is decided. There are two subclasses for this category:
Parent Visa (Subclass 103) – Offshore
Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) – Onshore