INTRO TO VISA

This visa allows the parent of a settled Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen to stay temporarily in Australia.  This visa also allows the parent to transition onto the permanent resident visa Subclass 143 when they meet those requirements.

ABOUT THIS VISA

This visa is lodged offshore and the applicant is required to remain offshore until the visa is granted.  The applicant can enter Australia on another visa during that time provided they meet the requirements of that visa.

The applicant must be sponsored by their Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident Child and must meet the requirements for balance of family.  The applicant must also meet health and character requirements and pay the 2nd Visa Application Fee prior to the visa being granted.

The sponsor is required to lodge a sponsorship and show that they are of good character and can support the applicant if required. The sponsor is required to lodge an Assurance of Support to prove they are able to support the applicant if required. There are limitations on sponsorship and the sponsor must be aware of these prior to lodging the sponsorship application.

AFTER GRANT

Once the Visa is approved the applicant will be entitled to enter Australia to live and work for a period of 2 years before the applicant becomes eligible to lodge their permanent resident Subclass 143 visa. During the 2 year period the applicant will be entitled to Medicare Benefits.