A new five year parent visa will be available from 17 April 2019. This is a temporary visa allowing parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia.
The benefits of this visa are:
There is a downside. This visa is taking the form of a visitor visa and as such, a no work condition will be imposed. This means you will need to provide evidence that you have access to sufficient funds to support yourself over that five year period.
An application for a temporary parent visa is a two-step process:
The Department of Home Affairs charge for the visa application, a three year visa will cost $5000 and a five year visa will cost $10000.
Author: Rebecca Macmillan
Rachel Drew, Partner
T: +61 7 3135 0617
Rebecca Macmillan, Registered Migration Agent
T: +61 7 4230 0412
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