Parent visa options allow parents to migrate to Australia by being sponsored by a child, or another eligible sponsor who is in Australia.
This visa allows Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are settled in Australia, to sponsor their parents to live with them in Australia indefinitely.
This visa allows parents who are of pensionable age live in Australia, if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
This visa allows parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia with their children. Due to the high visa costs associated with these visas, in return this accommodates for faster visa processing times as appose to the Parent visa (103).
The Contributory Aged Parent visa gives parents of pensionable age the opportunity to pay for faster processing times than those offered by the standard Aged Parent visa (804). As waiting times for Aged Parent visas can take up to 30 years, this option provides an attractive alternative for many who wish to pay a higher visa application charge for faster processing times.
If you are interested in relocating to Australia under one of the Parent Visa schemes, you must meet all of the requirements stipulated under the Balance of Family test established by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. This particular test measures your ties to Australia.