The Balance of Family Test (BoF) is an essential part regarding parent visa in Australia. As the very name suggests, it determines a family hierarchy and parents ‘eligibility. This test examines the parents’ link to the family or stepchildren residing in Australia, and guarantees only the eligible get a parent visa. The children living in Australia needs to sponsor the parent. Every case is studied based on merit. A visa that is valid for five years grants a residence up to twelve months, on every ingress to parents who are residing outside the country.
Criteria and Eligibility
A parent fulfills the criteria for the balance of family test provided, as a minimum half of their children are entitled children, there are more eligible offspring than children residing in any other particular country. You will have to undergo this test, and in no circumstances, it will be relinquished. You will have to meet the test during the application if you apply for the following visas-
- Parent visa(subclass103)
- Aged Parent visa (subclass804)
- Contributory Parent visa(subclass143)
- Contributory Parent temporary visa(subclass173)
- Contributory Aged Parent temporary visa(subclass884)
- Contributory Aged Parent visa(subclass864)
The term eligible children mean Australian people who reside inside or outside Australia, or eligible New Zealand populace residing in Australia. Adopted or stepchildren are included in the balance of family test. Children who is deceased, or adopted by another family by court order, lives in a refugee camp; registered under (UNHCR), or under legal prosecution in another country are excluded from the family test.
The Australian parent visa is very restrictive but comes with an attractive immigration option. The permit is granted if your children are the Australian citizen, or hold permanent residency certificate or an eligible New Zealand citizen to inhabit in Australia. The numbers of visas issued by the government of Australia is meagre, and reckon to be a low priority. This test is performed to assess the intertwined and bond between the parent and children who live in Australia. The family structure is scrutinized. The children’s numeric distribution and geographic position comparison to parents are examined. Another factor is also considered in the test; how many of your offspring is residing in Australia. Parent-child relationship or cultural factors are not considered while granting the visa.
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