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.
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
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.
Arrange all your documents
Arrange all your documents, including for any partner or dependents who might be applying this visa with you.
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.
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.
When the DHA makes your visa decision, you must be in Australia. You will see the following things in your visa grant notification:
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 6,415Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
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|