The conditions for different parent visas vary. The following is a summary of the basic conditions to be met for all parent visas:
1. A sponsor who meets the conditions
The sponsor to a parent visa application can either be a child of the applicant parent or the partner of the said child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation.
2. Prove you meet the balance-of-family test
The test determines the extent of the parent’s links to their children or stepchildren in Australia and ensures only those with close ties to Australia are eligible for a Parent visa.
3. Have assurance of support
To apply for Parent visa, you must show that you are able to obtain assurance of support. You must prove that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa.