Since 24 November 2012, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents have been able to apply for Tourist (Subclass 676) visas to visit Australia for longer.  These changes allow parents who meet the criteria for a Tourist visa to have regular extended visits with their family in Australia without needing to apply for a new visa on each visit and also recognise the length of the Parent visa queue.

Multiple entry visas with a maximum stay of 12 months will be considered on a case- by-case basis with maximum validity periods of up to:

  • five years for parents outside Australia and in the Parent (subclass103) visa queue
  • three years for parents outside Australia who have:
    • had a previous Australian visa and complied with the conditions; and
    • have not applied for a Parent visa; or
    • have applied for a Parent (subclass 103) visa but are not yet in the Parent  visa queue
  • 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 (subclass 103) visa but are not yet in the Parent  visa queue.

Longer Tourist visas described above will also be considered for step parents and eligible New Zealand citizens.

Longer Tourist Visas for Parents of Australians
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