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Australia Parents Visa

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Australia Parent visa (subclass 103)

About visa :

Australia Parent visa options are for the people who intend to migrate to Australia and live with their children.

The childrens must be either Australian citizens or Australia permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.

Depending on their requirements, visa applicants can chose from the range of onshore (in Australia) and offshore (outside Australia) Parent Visa options.

Visa Subclasses for Applicants outside Australia

Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103)
Australia Parent's Visa subclass 103 is for parents who have children living in Australia.

Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143)
This visa is different from subclass 103 only in terms of visa cost and processing time. This visa costs more than the Parent visa and is processed faster.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
Subclass 173 is for temporary immigration and remains valid for a maximum of 2 years. Parents can apply for the permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) if they want to migrate permanently.

Visa Features:

This is a permanent residence visa. The visa allows to:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • entitled for social security payments after 2 years of stay

Visa Features of Australia Parent Visa (subclass 173):

This is a temporary visa which cannot be renewed. It allows to:

  • Live in Australia for two years
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare Australia's scheme

Visa Requirements

All prospective visa applicants for parent visa sub classes have to meet the below mentioned criteria:

  • Must be parents of a children who is a permanent resident/citizen of Australia or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is in Australia
  • They have to get sponsorship from the child or child's partner (sponsor should be more than 18 years of age)
  • Age criteria for applicants who are applying for visa when in Australia is 65 for men and 60-65 for women. Date of birth plays a vital role in deciding the correct age.
  • Applicant should be in good health and must have good character
  • Meet the balance of family test*
  • Assurance of Support**


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