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This visa lets parents of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently.

You could apply for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) before this visa. Applying for the temporary visa and then this permanent visa costs more but the costs are spread across the two visas over a longer period of time.

Your child must be a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

From AUD 19,750.

This visa is paid in two parts, called instalments.

You might have to pay other costs such as those for health assessments, police certificates and biometrics.

You must also be able to obtain an Assurance of Support, which includes a bond.

This is a permanent visa – it lasts indefinitely.

The visa starts on the date it is granted.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa.

Find out where you can be when the visa is decided.