The Parent visa options exist to allow Australian resident children to sponsor their overseas parents for permanent residency in Australia.
There are two main categories:
1. Parent / Aged Parent
2. Contributory / Aged Contributory Parent
Applications for a Parent/Aged Parent visa can take 15-17 years to process. The reason for this is a capping system whereby the Government only allocate a limited number of places for Parent visas each year. Once the limit is reached then applications are placed in a queue.
In 2003 the Government introduced the Contributory Parent visas which are much quicker to be processed; on average between 12-18 months. For the Contributory Parent the applicant pays a high premium in extra fees to the Government plus a financial bond (the bond is refundable after 10 years).
For more information please call 02 9481 8803 or go to our website at www.austart.com.au.