Have a Fulfilling Family Life in Australia
Australia is not only the land where you'd want to make your dreams come true. It is also about families, the values attached to it and love. The Australian Government recognizes the importance of family life and such, have devised the Parent Migration visa that enables the parents to migrate to Australia permanently to be able to reunite with their family.
This visa type is suitable for any person either inside or outside Australia who is old enough to be granted an Australian aged pension and who has children in Australia who are Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.
In applying for this type of visa, there are several requirements that must be met, one is that the applicant must be aged or old enough to receive an aged pension, in Australia, this requires that the males must be aged 65 and the females must be 63 and older. In addition, the applicant must meet the Balance of Family Test which requires that all parent visa applicant must have at least half of their children already settled in Australia, or they have to prove that most of their children are settled in Australia than in any single overseas country. As stated, the children to be considered in this type of test includes natural, adopted and step-children. This is irrespective of whether they are dependent, self-supporting, married, single or divorced.
A note that must be taken into consideration is that the step children may only be included in the Balance of Family test is they are natural or adopted of the applicant's current spouse or if they are under 18 and a natural or adopted child of a former spouse of the applicant, or a former spouse of the applicant's current spouse, and the applicant or the applicant's spouse has a legal responsibility to look after the child.
To be able to check your progress in your application, the Immigration Department of the Australian government put out a checklist that will enable you to track what you have already accomplished. The said documents are available at (www.immi.gov.au/migrants/_pdf/103-checklist.pdf). If you are having a hard time in trying to figure out the steps that you have to do just so you could accomplish all of the requirements, then let National Visas' agents help you in filling out your application forms.
National Visas has developed into a world leader in online immigration services. National Visas understands the confusion, frustration and time associated with the visa application process and delivers a fast, friendly, expert immigration advice and assistance for people seeking a visa for Australia. National Visas Migration Agents are registered to provide Australian immigration advice, as required by Australian law. National Visas Registered Migration Agents adhere to the professional Code of Conduct (Administered by MARA) along with undertaking continuous professional development (CPD) training on a yearly basis.