This visa lets parents live temporarily / permanently in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
The applicant might be eligible to apply for a parent category visa if:
- the applicant has been sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- the child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years before the applicant lodges the visa application
- the applicant meets the Balance of family test criteria
- the applicant meets health and character requirements.