This visa requires that you be sponsored by your child or another eligible sponsor in Australia.
Note: This visa has processing times of 30-50 years and does not allow you to stay in Australia during processing.
Who is eligible for a Parent Visa?
To obtain a parent visa you must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.
Other Requirements for a Parent Visa
You must have a commitment by a person prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support.
The balance of family test requires that half your children must be permanently resident in Australia or you have more children permanently resident in Australia than any other overseas single country.
Note: There can be a very long waiting period for this visa. Currently in excess of 30 years. For this reason we do not recommend the use of this visa as it is an offshore application and no Bridging Visa is available.
Benefits of a Parent Visa (Subclass 103)
This visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children who are living in Australia.