Parent visa (subclass 103)

Parent visa (subclass 103)

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Parent visa (subclass 103)

This visa is suitable for the parent or parents of a child/stepchild who is a settled Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or settled eligible New Zealand citizen. If granted, this visa will allow the parent or parents to permanently migrate to Australia to join their children.

Parent visa requirements:

There can be long waiting times of up to 30 years before this visa is approved.
If you are in Australia and your current temporary visa is about to expire, you will not be eligible for a bridging visa to stay in Australia. This is because you must be outside Australia when a decision is made on your application.

If your child is not an eligible sponsor, you may be sponsored by the following persons:

Your child’s partner
Guardian or family member of your child
Guardian or family member of your child’s partner
A community organisation


A health check is required for all applicants and accompanying family members, this includes your partner and any dependent family members.


If you are inside Australia, in certain cases you may be prohibited from applying for this visa, such as if there was a condition in your previous visa that you would not be granted a substantive visa while you are in Australia you do not currently hold a substantive visa and have had a visa refusal or cancellation since you last arrived in Australia, you currently hold a sponsored visitor visa, you are held in immigration detention, Balance-of-family test.