Parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who passes the “Balance of Family” (BoF) test can be sponsored to migrate to Australia. The BoF test is aimed at determining the extent of ties to Australia. You must have at least half of your children live permanently in Australia, or more of your children must be Australian permanent residents than in any other country.
There are six categories for parent visa, which generally has the exact requirements. The Contributory Parent visa option allows you to pay a much higher application charge for a faster processing time.
This is a permanent visa that lets eligible parents move to Australia.
This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia for 3 or 5 years. This visa can only be applied for a maximum of two times.
The Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 173 allows parents to live in Australia temporarily for up to 2 years, whereas the Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa subclass 143 lets the parents migrate to Australia permanently.
The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 884 lets older parents over 65 years of age live in Australia temporarily for up to two years, whereas the Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa subclass 864 lets the parents migrate to Australia permanently.