When we talk about the parents visas, there are quite a number of visa options for applicants, depending on your needs (permanent or temporary) or on how long you wish to wait, or on your age.
If you can make contribution to Australian government by paying a big fee, that’s called Contributory Parent Visas. Applicants however may choose not to pay the contribution fees. That’s called Non-Contributory Parent Visas.
The only differences between the Contributory and the Non-Contributory is the waiting time for the visa to be approved, and of course, the visa application fee. Currently the waiting time for Contributory Parent visa is around 5 years, and up to between 11 and 30 years for Non-Contributory Parent visa.
Another classification between parents visas can be made according to the nature of the visas: whether you want the permanent visa or a temporary visa.
Applicants may also choose to apply for an Aged Parents Visas if you are over the age of 65 and 67, depending on your pension age.
In summary, the following are the common visa subclasses for applicants to choose from.
Contributory Parents 143 visa
Contributory parents (Temporary) 173 visa
Contributory Aged Parent 864 visa
Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) 884 visa
Parent visa subclass 103
Aged Parent visa subclass 804
Sponsored Parents (Temporary) visa 870
In practice, the most popular two visa subclasses are Contributory Parent 143 and Parent Visa subclass 103.
Please note all parents visas are subject to capping and queueing. This means that there are certain limited numbers of visa quotas for each year. Once the quota is used up, the visa application will be considered in the next coming financial year.
OTHER FAMILY VISAS AND RELATED ISSUES
Partner visa offshore subclass 309/100
Parent visa onshore subclass 820/801
Contributory parents 143 Visa
Contributory parents 173 visa
Contributory aged parents 884 & 864 visas
Parents visa subclass 103
Aged parents 804 visa
Sponsored parents(Temporary) visa 870
Child visa 101/802
Remaining relative subclass 115/835
Assurance of support
Evidence of de facto relationship
Family balance test
Having a sponsor or being a sponsor
Government entitlements –Medicare or benefits from Centrelink
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