Parent Visa (Subclass 103)
ABOUT THIS VISA
The Parent Visa (Subclass 103) is a permanent visa that allows the parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Resident stay permanently in Australia. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa.
PARENT VISA SUBCLASS 103
To be eligible for the Parent Visa (Subclass 103), you will need to:
Be sponsored by an eligible sponsor which is usually your child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation. This sponsorship must be approved by the Department.
Meet necessary health requirements.
Meet necessary character requirements.
Sign the Australian Values Statement.
Meet the Balance of Family Test
Have paid back all debts to the Australian government.
Not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.
COSTS & DETAILS OF THE PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 103)
The Parent Visa (Subclass 103) currently costs $6,100AUD and there are additional fees for each additional family member that applies with you. You pay for this visa in two separate installments. The first installment occurs when you apply. The second installment occurs when you are asked for it. There are other costs for health checks, police certificates, biometrics or to cover the cost of other checks as may be required. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa. If you apply from within Australia, any family must also be in Australia. If you are outside Australia when you apply, so must be your family.
WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO
The Parent Visa (Subclass 103) is a permanent visa that lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You can both work and study in Australia and enroll in Medicare. You can include members of your family unit as well. After time you may be eligible for Australian citizenship.
APPLY FOR THE PARENT (SUBCLASS 103) AS A RETIREE
You can apply for the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) as a retiree, you do NOT have to meet the balance of family test or otherwise have a sponsor or need an assurance of support.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 103)
You must be sponsored to have this visa unless applying as a retiree. You can be sponsored by your child, spouse of one of your children who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. It is preferred your sponsor is above 18 but there are circumstances circumventing this. Community organisations can also sponsor you provided that they meet necessary criteria. You will need to obtain an assurance of support for this visa unless you are a retiree. This is a legal agreement that you will not rely upon the government for up to two years after entering Australia.
Where required, in order to meet the requirements of this visa, you will have to meet the "Balance of Family Test". This test is where half or more of the children of the applicant are residing in Australia as permanent residents or citizens or that more than half or your children reside in Australia than any other country. All children, including adopted and step children are included.
WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR
This visa is suitable for contributory parents of Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand Citizens that are sponsored and can afford this visa.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 103)
The Parent Visa (Subclass 103) costs over $6000 to apply for. To ensure that your application is to get your application done right first time and to avoid unnecessary delay, use a registered migration agent Mark Pelley - Principal Migration Agent for Visas To Australia. The Parent Visa (Subclass 103) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) could result in a rejection from the Department of Home Affairs and having to reapply and to pay all costs again. Contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.
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