Partner Visa Processing Priority

Family and Partner Visa Processing Priority.

Partner visa applications are NOT processed purely in the date order that they were applied in.

For example:

Partner Visa applications, where the sponsor or proposed sponsor entered Australia as an illegal maritime arrival (IMA) and is currently the holder of a permanent visa, … Read the rest

5 Year Parent Visa for Australia

5 Year Parent Visa for Australia.

Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.


Up to 5 years $10,180

Processing times

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Parent Visa Outcomes 2020-21 Migration Program

2020-21 Migration Program Outcomes: Parent Visas.

4,500 Parent visa places were finalised in the 2020-21 Migration Program year.

  • 3,600 Contributory Parent places.
  • 900 Non-Contributory Parent places.

However, there were also 14,827 new applications lodged in the year.

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Medicare Eligibility Subclass 864 visa

Medicare Eligibility for Subclass 864 visa holders and Applicants.

You can enrol for Medicare if you hold a permanent contributory parent visa subclass 864.

A Subclass 864 visa is a Contributory Aged Parent visa.

This visa allows the holder to:

  • stay in Australia as a permanent resident
  • work and study
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Parent Visa Grants to March 2021

Numbers of Parent Visa Grants in the nine months ended 31 March 2021.

The following numbers show how many Parent Visas were granted in the 2020/2021 year by the end of the third quarter.

  • 3,794 subclass 143 Contributory Parent.
  • 81 subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent Residence.
  • 155 subclass 173 Contributory
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Subclass 804 Parent Visa Applications, Grants and Refusals 2017-18 to 2019-20

Subclass 804 Applications, Grants and Refusals.

In the three years 2017-18 to 2019-20, there have been:

  • 4,061 applications lodged for Parent visa subclass 804.
  • 250 subclass 804 visas were granted in those 3 years.
  • 275 subclass 804 visas were refused in those 3 years.

Subclass 804 Visa Applications, Grants and

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