Parents of Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Temporary Visa Holders can apply for Visitor Visa for Parents Australia.
Parents of Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Temporary Visa Holders can visit Australia from 3 months to 12 months. If you would like your parents to stay longer than 12 months then Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent visa might be more suitable for you.
As a holder of Australian parents visitor visa you can:
As a parent you will need a tourist visa if you enter Australia during a cruise. However, if your cruise is a round trip cruise that starts and ends in Australia, then the time you spend on the cruise counts as time spent in Australia. You will not be considered to have left Australia. A round trip cruise will not reset your stay period on your visa.
If your parents are applying for Australian visitor visa for parents, from outside Australia then your fees will be A$150 per applicant. Read for more information: Visa 600 Fees and Costs
Some visa applications may take longer to finalise. However the normal processing times for Australia visitor visa for parents are as follows:
Read for more information: Visitor Visa Processing Time
Fast track processing is a premium service that provides priority processing to apply Australia parents visitor visa. The fast-track application fee of A$1000 is in addition to the visa application charge. The department intends to finalise fast track visa applications within 48 hours excluding weekends and public holidays. However, it is not guaranteed that fast-track visa applications will be finalised within that 48 hour timeframe. Fast track visa application processing does not affect the Department of Home Affairs decisions on Visitor visa applications.
Your visitors visa for parents application must be accompanied by an invitation letter from you and must have the following information:
You will also need to mention the following information of each of your parent who are being invited:
Read for more information: Sponsored Family Visitor Visa 600 Checklist
You can apply for parents visa visitor online.
If you want your parents stay in Australia for longer than 12 months then you should explore the eligibility of Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent Visa. This temporary visitor visa for parents in Australia lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.
You can apply for parents visitor visa online.
You can either attempt visitor visa for parents 600 or sponsored parent visa subclass 870.
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