About Parent Visas

There is no automatic right for family members of Australian residents, to migrate to Australia. The eligibility of family members to migrate to Australia is based on complex eligibility criteria.

Who can apply

Parent visas are accessible to persons seeking a permanent visa on the basis of being the parent of a child who is a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident. The overriding criteria for is the applicant must pass the “Balance of Family Test”.

Balance of Family Test

  • This is a test of the numeric disposition and geographical location of the children of the applicant and the applicant’s partner.
  • There are other criteria for each subclass of family visa

Choose The Right Visa

Parent; Subclass 103 (Permanent):
  • For the parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Waiting time for this visa is 15 years +
Aged Parent; Subclass 804 (Permanent):
  • For the aged parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Waiting time for this visa 15 years +
  • Must be at least 65 years of age
Contributory Parent; Subclass 143/173 (Permanent & Temporary):
  • For the parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Waiting time for this visa 12-24 months; higher visa fee
Contributory Aged Parent; Subclass 864/884 (Permanent & Temporary):
  • For the aged parent of an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be 65 years +
Aged Dependent Relative; Subclass 114/838:
  • Relative must be reliant on an Australian Permanent Resident
  • Must be 65 years +
Carer; Subclass 116/836:
  • A Carer of a relative who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • The relative being cared for must have a medical condition and require care
Remaining Relative Visas; Subclass 115/835:
  • A relative who has no relatives, other than those usually resident in Australia
  • Must be sponsored by a brother, sister, parent who is settled in Australia

All we need is your email address and we can start helping you. Australia has been revealed as the world’s happiest industrialized nation, taking the title for the fourth year running! The so called lucky country beat Norway, and Sweden to take the top spot in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s ( OECD).

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our simple 4 step process

Careers Migration Australia provides migration advice tailored to your needs and circumstances.
We follow a simple 4 step disciplined process ensuring we choose the right visa for you, support this with accurate documentation and strongly represent your position with the Immigration authorities, to give you best possible chance of success.
step 1:
register your interest
step 2:
we find your
perfect visa
step 3:
we give you a cost estimate
step 4:
we prepare and submit application

why people use us

  • Careers international is really a reliable company because......... they have done all they could do for us, we really feel that we were blessed that we were under careers international. I realize that probably that was the best decision I have ever made in my life that I joined Careers International

    Pompy Bose
    Pompy Bose Registered Nurse (Permanent Resident Granted 20 Dec 2013)
  • What I have to say about career international. It is very good. First of all I want to tell that we can trust these people because I know many agents who brought people to Australia. After candidates came to Australia they just left them and they don’t care, because they are thinking their job is finished. But I am proud to say that Allan always give back up to us and still we have a stand.

    Aji Mathew
    Aji MathewPermanent Resident Granted 28 Mar 2012
  • Australia is a very peaceful country. What I like, the first thing that impressed me over here was its cleanliness. Everything is so clean, everything is very green, clean, it is very good country very beautiful country, all those who wish to develop themselves professionally and education wise they should come to Australia and this is the best decision they can make in their life .

    Ruby Pipson
    Ruby PipsonRegistered Nurse (Permanent Resident Granted 16 Jan 2014)
  • I am so happy to have received the news that my Australian Visa application has been granted. I would like to say thank you for assisting me with my visa processing. If I did that application on my own, without your help, I don't think I would get a visa approval. You guys really did an amazing job, and I cannot thank you enough. I really appreciate all the effort you guys put in for my application.  Now I just need to book myself a return ticket. Once again, my most sincere thanks and appreciation for your kind assistance. I wish that you will continue to have more success in your business as you continue to help people.

    Renoir Cana from Philippines
    Renoir Cana from PhilippinesRegistered Nurse
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