A new long-term temporary visa for parents of Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents will soon be available. This visa will allow a stay of up to 5 years per visa, with a maximum total stay of 10 years.
Most notably, the Balance-of-Family test does not apply to this visa (unlike the permanent Parent visa).
This means that you will be eligible to apply if you have at least one child living permanently in Australia (regardless of the number of children you have who live outside Australia).
Main features of the visa
- Requires an eligible sponsor (child living permanently in Australia)
- No Balance-of-Family test
- 3-year and 5-year options available
- Maximum cumulative stay of 10 years
- No work rights
Timeframe for introduction
Sponsorship applications are expected to open from 17 April 2019.
Visa applications are expected to open from 1 July 2019.
If you would like to know more about this new visa program, please contact Australian Life Migration.
08 9301 1055