Parent Resident Visa expression of interest (EOI) selection process

Your EOI goes into a queue or ballot depending on when we received it.

To apply for a Parent Resident Visa, you must first submit an EOI. If we select your EOI, we may invite you to apply for residence.

We select EOIs every 3 months from 2 sets.

  • The queue contains EOIs received before 12 October 2022. The first selection was 14 November 2022.
  • The ballot contains EOIs received from 12 October 2022. The first selection is August 2023.

Queue for EOIs received before 12 October 2022

The queue contains EOIs received on or before 11 October 2022.

  • We select the oldest EOIs first from the queue.
  • The first selection was 14 November 2022.
  • We select enough to reach 2000 visa approvals each year, until there are no EOIs remaining in the queue.
  • EOIs do not expire, but you can withdraw your EOI from the queue.

Selection dates from the queue as of 1 February 2023

We aim to select enough EOIs to reach 2000 visa approvals each year from the queue. The number of EOISs we select is adjusted to account for the fact that some EOIs include 2 people, and some EOIs may not result in a visa approval.

The next selection will be on 14 February 2023. This selection will select 1100 EOIs from the queue. This figure is higher than the previous selection to adjust for the number of EOIs from the last selection that were not invited to apply. We currently plan to select 400 EOIs from the queue each selection after the February 2023 selection. Before each selection, we will determine if that number needs to be increased based on the success rate from the previous selection.  As a result, expected dates in the table below are estimates only, and may change. We will update the table after each selection (quarterly).

Date we received your EOI Expected selection date for your EOI
24 December 2013 to 12 April 2016 February 2023
13 April 2016 to 26 May 2016 May 2023
27 May 2016 to 13 July 2016 August 2023
14 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 November 2023
1 September 2016 to 17 October 2016 February 2024
18 October 2016 to 28 June 2018 May 2024
29 June 2018 to 21 February 2020 August 2024
22 February 2020 to 2 March 2020 November 2024
3 March 2020 to 23 March 2020 February 2025
23 March 2020 to 11 September 2020 May 2025
12 September 2020 to 30 May 2022 August 2025
31 May 2022 to 11 October 2022 November 2025

Ballot for EOIs received from 12 October 2022

We put EOIs received on or after 12 October 2022 into a ballot.

  • We select EOIs in a random selection every 3 months.
  • The first selection is August 2023.
  • We select enough to reach 500 visa approvals each year.
  • You can only be included in one EOI in the ballot. If you have an EOI in the queue (received before 12 October 2022) you can submit another EOI to the ballot.
  • EOIs in the ballot expire after 2 years.
  • It is better to submit your EOI closer to the selection date.

Parent Resident Visa