Major difference Contributory VS Non- Contributory Parent Visa
- The non-contributory Visa has a much longer processing time despite of a lower Government application charge.
- The contributory parent visa can be processed a lot sooner, but the application charge is much more expensive, which is paid in two instalments. The first stage is where the provisional visa is applied for which is approved for a period of two years. The second stage of the application is applied for prior to the provisional visa expiring, where you can apply for the permanent stage, paying the balance of the fees.
- Sponsored by your child, who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, who currently resides in Australia.
- Balance of Family Test (Not required for SC870)
- Aged Parent visa- Applications lodged onshore for both the non-contributory and contributory parent visas require the main applicant to be 66 years of age or older.
- Assurance of support (AoS)- Applications for a permanent Parent category visa require an AoS, which is a legal commitment from an individual or organisation to give the applicant financial support, so they do not have to rely on social security payments.
- Meet Health and Character requirements
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