The parent visa in Australia can let parents of a settled Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent residents or eligible New Zealand Citizen move to Australia both permanently and temporarily.
The Australian Parents visa can let parents of a settled Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen move to Australia both permanently and temporarily. Parent visa applicants must be sponsored by their child.
You need to choose the most appropriate one based on the applicant’s age, duration of the proposed stay, and applicant’s budget. EZOZ Migration has summarize a comparison table to help you understand the differences between the 7 different parent visas.
Up to 2 years
3 years or 5 years
Total Cost From
$5,420 (3 years)
$10,420 (5 years)
4.5 years to 5 years
4.5 years to 5 years
At least 30 years
All Parent Visa holders have access to Medicare except 870 Visa holders
Aged Pension Payment
From the table, you can find out that some visas cost more but take significantly less processing time. While some visas are cheaper, the processing time is incredibly long. It is crucial to make a correct strategic plan to apply for parent visas. Here are some questions you need to think about:
Parents Visa is the most complicated family visa type in Australia. With so many visa options, it can seem confusing and tricky. If you feel overwhelmed by all these questions, come and book a free 15-minute customized consultation with EZOZ Migration. We will create the most cost-effective application plan for you at no cost!
This is a temporary parenting visa, usually used as a pathway leading to a 143 visa. This visa’s primary purpose is to spread the total cost of a permanent parenting visa over the years and make the entire process more affordable.
This is a temporary parenting visa for senior age applicants (usually above 65). A bridging visa will be issued to onshore parents. This visa shares the same requirements and purpose as the 173 visa.
This visa subclass was recently introduced to applicants in April 2020. It is a perfect temporary visa for a parent who wants to stay in Australia with their family members for more than one year but does not plan to migrate to Australia permanently for now. The 870 visa has three years or five years duration.
This visa subclass has the shortest processing time among all Australia visas for parents. However, it is also the most expensive parent visa. The applicants need to pay an extra contributory charge ($43,600 per person) at the visa grant time.
This visa subclass has the same cost and processing time as a 143 visa. The only difference is that this visa is for senior age applicants (usually above 65). A bridging visa will be issued to onshore parents.
This visa is a permanent parenting visa subclass cheaper than 143 visas but has a significantly longer processing time. The parents usually need to wait for at least 30 years for the grant.
This subclass for aged Australia visa parents who are at their senior age (usually above 65 years). The applicants also need to wait at least 30 years for the grant, but they can hold a bridging visa and wait inside Australia.