Australia Permanent Residency Parent Visa 103

Overview

Visa subclass 103 is a permanent residence visa that lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia. With this visa, the applicant can stay in Australia as a permanent resident, enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare, apply for Australian citizenship and passport and enjoy many other benefits.

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

Who is it for

The visa subclass 103 is a permanent residence (PR) visa granted to individuals who have eligible sponsoring children in Australia.

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

How to qualify

  • Your children must have Australian citizenship, Australian permanent residency or eligible New Zealand citizenship status;
  • You must meet all applicable visa conditions and follow Australian DHA instructions;
  • You must not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for subclass 103 visa;
  • You must pass the balance of family test; and
  • You must meet health and character requirements.

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

The process

Step 1

Confirm your eligibility

Parent visa 103 is a permanent residency visa which is issued only to applicants who meet all the requirements. Check all aspects and requirements like balance of family test, assurance of support, visa fees and DHA guidelines before you lodge your visa application.

Step 2

Arrange all your documents

Arrange all your documents, including for any partner or dependents who might be applying this visa with you.

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  • Identity documents
  • Sponsor documents
  • Balance-of-family documents
  • Character documents
  • Assurance of support
  • Documents of dependents under 18 documents
  • Documents of dependents over 18 documents
  • Partner documents
  • Photographs

Step 3

Apply for the visa

During your application lodgment, you must be in Australia. This visa must be submitted as a paper based application. You will be unable to apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.

The following forms are the most important forms to submit during visa lodgment.

Complete the form in English.

You must pay the first instalment when you apply. For payment options see how to pay.

You can’t lodge your applications for this visa in person. You can send your application by post to the Parent Visa Processing Centre in Perth, Australia.

Step 4

After you apply

You will be notified by email if your visa is finalized and approved. If the immigration officer requires additional documents, you will also get notified.

Step 5

Visa outcome

When the DHA makes your visa decision, you must be in Australia. You will see the following things in your visa grant notification:

  • your visa grant number
  • the date your visa starts
  • your visa conditions

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

 

The document needed

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia

Government Fees

Parent visa subclass 103 visa has a installment-based payment procedure. You will be required to pay at the time of visa lodgement and there will be one or more installments which you will be notified by the visa officer.

From AUD 6,415

Additional information

The following table gives you a detailed understanding of the balance of family test.

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN

NUMBER OF CHILDREN USUALLY LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

NUMBER OF CHILDREN USUALLY LIVING IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN AUSTRALIA

MEETS BALANCE OF FAMILY TEST

Country A

Country B

Country C

Country D

1

1

Yes

2

1

1

 –

Yes

3

1

2

 –

No

3

1

1

1

 –

No

4

2

2

 –

Yes

4

1

1

1

1

 –

No

4

1

2

1

 –

No

5

1

1

1

1

1

No

5

2

1

1

1

Yes

5

3

2

 –

Yes

6

2

2

2

 –

No

Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia