AMS Migration Services
The Specialist in Australian Immigration
Parent Migration and the New Contributory Parent Visa
Legislation has recently been passed by the Australian Government making changes to the Parent migration category which will open the doors for an additional 3,500 contributory parent migrants to be reunited with their family in Australia each year. The original non-contributory parent visa has been increased from 500 to 1000 places per year in an effort to reduce the queue which currently exists, however it will in fact still be very large.
The new contributory parent visa that has been added to the parent immigration category is open to both parents overseas and those already in Australia (possibly on a retirement visa) and offers speedier processing.
Note: Only parents who are aged can apply in Australia, 65 years of age for men and currently 62 years of age for women.
Requirements for Parent Migration to Australia
The threshold requirements for both the contributory and non-contributory parent visa are basically the same, namely that;
- You have an adult child living in Australia to sponsor you.
- You pass the "balance of family test".
- You have good health and are of good character.
Changes to Parent Migration to Australia
The key differences between the non-contributory and the new contributory parent visa is those applying under the contributory parent visa will pay a one-off health charge for each adult. This type of visa will also require a refundable 10 year assurance of support bond for each applicant.
Your First Step to Obtaining a Parent Visa
How do you take the first step towards successful parent immigration to Australia? Simply go to our initial assessment page and complete the questionnaire as fully as possible, I will then send you free of charge an assessment of your eligibility for parent Migration to Australia or any other relevant type of Australian visa. Included in the assessment will be details of costs, our professional fees, and what to do next.