103 Parent Visa

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Project Introduction

This permanent visa lets a parent or step-parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

Project Advantages

No contribution fees required
Stay in Australia indefinitely
Work and study in Australia
Sponsor your family members to come to Australia after you granted a visa for 5 years
Apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible


This visa costs from AUD6,625. There is also an additional charge for each family member who applies with you.


You pay for this visa in 2 parts called instalments.

Application Requirements

You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
You can apply for a Parent visa (subclass 103) as a retiree if:
On 8 May 2018, you held or had previously held an Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa or Retirement (subclass 410), and
You have not held any other substantive visa between 8 May 2018 and the date you applied for the Parent visa
You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor for this visa. Usually you would be sponsored by an eligible child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation.
You must meet the balance-of-family test. You meet the balance of family test if:
At least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
There are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country
You must be able to obtain an assurance of support. An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa.
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement.
If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or have an approved arrangement in place to pay it back.
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia book and sign an Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.
If you apply for this visa as a retiree, you must maintain adequate health insurance until you are granted a Parent visa. Your insurance should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.
The Immigration Department will not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Application Process

Conduct a preliminary assessment of the applicant and sponsor
Prepare the visa application documents
Submit visa application and obtain file number
Pass the AOS Assurance of Support
Pass health examination and character requirements
Visa grant