Other Family

Parent Visas

If you have children in Australia and would like to lodge an application to travel to, and remain in Australia permanently you may be eligible for a parent visa.

To be eligible to apply for a parent or aged parent category of visa you must be sponsored by a child that is a settled Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen and ensure that you meet the balance of family test. In addition to the balance of family test you must be of good health and character. The Balance of Family test states that you must have at least 50% of your children residing in Australia as Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Balance of Family Test Table

The table below gives some examples of families with different numbers of children. It shows how the location of the children’s permanent residence affects the balance of family test.


If you would like to check your eligibility for this category of visa please contact us to discuss your situation.