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Parent Visas

National Visas is Australia's leading provider of Australian visa and Australian immigration advice and is regulated by the Australian Government (OMARA). National Visas is a private company and is not affiliated with the Australian Department of Immigration. National Visas charges professional fees to provide a service.

  • Parent Migration Visas

    There are various types of Parent Visas for Australia. If you do not understand the details of these visas it can be very confusing to determine the appropriate visa for your situation because there are so many choices and eligibility factors to consider (such as the balance of family test).

    For example, some Parent Visas:
    • have age restrictions;
    • have higher application fees to cover possible health costs;
    • Have restrictions on where you are when the visa is lodged.

    Our Free Online Assessment can instantly determine what type of Parent Visa you may be eligible for.

    If you then decide to purchase a National Visas service, a qualified Registered Migration Agent will review your profile in detail to ensure that you have the appropriate visa for your situation. By using National Visas you receive the very best Australia visa advice and support for your Australian visa application and have the services of Australia's most experienced Australian visa and Australian immigration experts at your disposal. The National Visas and Australian government fees will depend on what type of visa you are eligible for. If the Free Assessment results indicate that you are not eligible a visa we will recommend an alternative service for you. If you do not want to take advantage of National Visas services, a company regulated by the Australian government − OMARA, you can go directly to the official Australian government site.

    Client Reviews

    • Premier Service − Contributory Parent 143

      Thank you - and my best wishes to you. Also my thanks to National Visas for being a very professional company and I would never hesitate in [more]

      - United Kingdom

    • Premier Service − Contributory Parent 143

      Nicole, Since you became involved with dealing with our application, things went a lot more clearly and your patience with me was much appreciated. [more]

      - United Kingdom


What is a Parent Visa?

This visa allows parents to remain in Australia permanently, with their children who are living in Australia.


Who is this visa for?

This visa is for parents who want to live with close to family relatives in Australia. To be eligible for Parent Migration Program you must pass the "balance of family" test. In addition, you must be sponsored by your child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Click here to view the requirements for a Contributory Parent Visa.

Click here to view the requirements for a Parent Visa.

Click here to view the requirements for a Aged Parent Visa.


How much will this visa cost?

Click here to see the costs involved in lodging a Parent Visa Application.


How long is the processing time of a Parent Visa?

Parent Visa processing times


Related Information


There are other types of Family Visas available to people that have not been detailed on the National Visas web site as not many people qualify for the other Family Visas. If you would like more information on other Family Visas please contact National Visas.