October 26, 2021

Parents travelling to Australia

Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are now eligible to apply for a travel exemption, for travel to Australia from 1 November 2021.
If you are wondering whether your family members can now come and visit you in Australia, check these common questions our RMAs have answered for you.


I have a really extensive family that includes cousins and in-laws. Are they considered family members to enter Australia?

Immediate family members are those that compose the family unit and, thanks to the recent changes, your parents will also be considered immediate family members.

I am on a 485 Graduate Visa and have been living in Australia for 4 years. Can my parents travel?

Only immediate family members of current Australian citizens and permanent resident visa holders will be able to enter the country at this point in time. Nonetheless, we will keep you informed of any updates regarding other temporary visa holders’ exemptions and allowances to cross the borders once official statements are released.

Do I need to prove the relationship with my parents?

Yes. In order to get them into Australia, we will help you collect all the documents required to demonstrate your claims. All relationships with members of the family unit and parents need to provide proof.

Can my parents travel now?

​From 22 October, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents were eligible to apply for a travel exemption. But travel to Australia will only be possible from 1 November 2021 (read the official release)

Will parents still need a visa to enter Australia?

Yes, of course. Once you have got in touch with one of our RMAs, we will explain to you how the process will go and we will prepare all the documentation necessary to lodge the respective Visas.



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