Parent Visa Subclasses

Parent – SC103 Visa

The main points to be noted in this visa category are listed below:

  • Permanent visa
  • No age restriction
  • Average processing time 30+ years
  • No Bridging Visa is available (can be submitted offshore or onshore, but must be offshore when a decision is made)
  • Less expensive

Contributory Parent – SC143 Visa

  • Permanent visa
  • No age restriction
  • Very expensive application fee
  • Current average processing time aprox 6-10 years
  • No Bridging Visa available (can be submitted offshore or onshore, but must be offshore when a decision is made)

Contributory Parent (Temporary) – SC173 Visa

  • Temporary visa – granted for 2 years (after which an application can be made for a permanent visa)
  • Splits the expensive application fees over two applications
  • Current average processing time aprox 6-10 years
  • No Bridging Visa available (can be submitted offshore or onshore, but must be offshore when a decision is made)

Aged Parent – SC804 Visa

The key points to be noted in this visa category are listed below:

  • Permanent visa
  • Primary applicant must be 65 years or over
  • Average processing time 30+ years
  • Onshore application – A Bridging Visa is granted which allows the applicants to reside in Australia whilst the application is processing
  • Less expensive

Contributory Aged Parent – SC864 Visa

  • Permanent visa
  • Primary applicant must be 65 years or over
  • Very expensive application fee
  • Current average processing time aprox 6-10 years
  • Onshore application – A Bridging Visa is granted which allows the applicants to reside in Australia whilst the application is processing

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) – SC884 Visa

  • Temporary visa – granted for 2 years (after which an application can be made for a permanent visa)
  • Splits the expensive application fees over two applications
  • Current average processing time aprox 6-10 years
  • Onshore application – A Bridging Visa is granted which allows the applicants to reside in Australia whilst the application is processing

We can help with each step of the parent visa process. So, speak to our registered migration agent to check your eligibility to apply for Parent Visas

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