This permanent residence visa gives the ability to parent of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia forever. You need to be old enough to be eligible to apply this visa, old enough to get age pension.
You must have to be in Australia when you apply this visa and also you need to be sponsored by eligible sponsor (your child). As this is permanent visa, you will get related benefits too.
The applicant must be of pension age. The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years as set out in the table below.
|Period within which a person was born||Pension age||Date pension age changes|
|From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953||65 years and 6 months||1 July 2017|
|From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955||66 years||1 July 2019|
|From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956||66 years and 6 months||1 July 2021|
|From 1 January 1957 onwards||67 years||1 July 2023|
Are you a relative of an Australian citizen or permanent resident and looking for information about migration in one of the following categories?
‘Capping and Queueing’ is a process implemented by the immigration department of Australia for granting some of family category visas e.g. parent visa. Immigration department determines certain number of visas for each financial year for some visa and after reaching that number of visa grant, other pending applications are queued to be processed next year.
You may apply partner visa now if you satisfy all other criteria. Marriage is just one of the criteria need to be satisfied.
You may or you may not. There are many other circumstances and criteria need to be considered. Each case requires case-to-case advise.
Sponsorship is mandatory for ‘Parents Visa’ application; hence it does not create any specific additional advantage. Balance of Family test is also compulsory to be satisfied.