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Parent visa (subclass 103)

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What is Parent Visa?

Parent visa enables parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. The parent Visa can be lodged onshore or offshore.

This visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Applicants can also bring their dependent family members to Australia.

Who can get Parent Visa?

Eligibility requirements:

  • Meet the balance of family test, half or more of your children should be in Australia.
  • Sponsor must be willing to provide support for at least two years
  • Obtain a two-year Assurance of Support
  • Meet health and character requirement
  • Meet additional criteria of the stream in which you are applying for

There is a substantial wait for Parent Visas.

Applicants may also choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa, where applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond

What are the types of Parent visas?

Parent Visa Subclass 103 – allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. This is an offshore permanent visa application.

Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173/143 – This is an offshore visa application, processed in 2 stages. Applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond.

Aged Parent Visa

What is Aged Parent Visa?

Aged Parent visa enables aged parents of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia. The Aged parent visa can be lodged onshore or offshore.This visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Applicants can also bring their dependent family members to Australia.

Who can get Parent Visa?

Eligibility requirements:

  • At least 65 years of age, may vary slightly for women
  • Meet the balance of family test, half or more of your children should be in Australia
  • Sponsor must be willing to provide support for at least two years
  • Obtain a two-year Assurance of Support
  • Meet health and character requirement
  • Meet additional criteria of the stream in which you are applying for

There is a substantial wait for Parent Visas.

Applicants may also choose to apply for a Contributory Parent visa, where applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond

What are the types of Aged Parent visas?

Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804 – Allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. This is an onshore permanent visa application.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa Subclass 884/864 – Processed in 2 stages. Applicants or their sponsor pay a higher application fee and submit an ‘assurance of support’ bond.

How long to process Parent Visa?

The processing time for parent visa is between 12-24 Months, Aged Parent visa