Sponsored Parent Visa
This visa was introduced on 17 April 2019 as is a long term temporary visa which is available to parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens. It is a faster and more affordable alternative to many other options for parent visas. The application must be lodged outside Australia.
If the test cannot be passed alone by the applicant to be a Parent Sponsor, they may combine the taxable income with their partner and/or another child of the prospective visa applicant who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen in order to exceed the threshold of $83,454.80. Nevertheless, the applicant’s share must be at least 50% of the combined taxable income in order to pass the income test.
Suitability As a Parent Sponsor:
Relevant Public Interest Criteria:
Relevant Special Return Criteria:
8103: The holder must not undertake work in Australia without the permission in writing of the Minister.
8303: The holder must not become involved in activities disruptive to, or violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.
8501: The holder must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance while the holder is in Australia.
8531: The holder must not remain in Australia after the end of the period of stay permitted by the visa.
8550: The holder must notify the Minister of any change in the holder’s personal details not less than 2 working days before the change is to occur.
8564: The holder must not engage in criminal conduct.
- First instalment: $1,000
- Second instalment (visa less than 3 years duration): $4,000
- Second instalment (visa more than 3 years duration): $9,000