Longer Visitor Visa for Parents


Longer Visitor Visa for Parents:

From November 2013, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to apply for longer duration Visitor visas (subclass 600) to have regular extended visits with their family in Australia without needing to apply for a new visa on each visit.


The Department of Immigration and Border Protection can consider granting multiple entry visas for parents on a case-by-case basis for up to:

  • five years’ validity with a  maximum stay of up to 12 months on each entry to those parents, who are  outside Australia and in the Parent (subclass103) visa queue;
  • three years’ validity with a  maximum stay of up to 12 months on each entry to those parents outside Australia, who have had a previous Australian visa and complied with the visa conditions; and either
    • have not applied
      for a Parent visa; or
    • have applied for a parent visa but are not yet in the Parent (subclass 103) visa queue; and
  • 18 months for parents who have:
    • not previously travelled to Australia; and
    • have not applied for a Parent visa; or
    • have applied for a Parent visa but are not yet in the Parent (subclass 103) visa queue.


The visa will have three extra visa conditions:

  • Maximum 12 month stay in any 18 mont
    : Parents cannot stay in Australia for more than 12 months on any visit or for more than 12 months in any 18-month period.
  • Comprehensive Health insurance: Parents must maintain fully comprehensive health insurance while they are in Australia. Parents could be asked to provide evidence of 12 months health insurance cover when they apply.
  • No further stay: Parents cannot apply for a new visa while they are in Australia. They must leave Australia no later than the date on which their visa ends.




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