Parent Visa

    The 103 Parent visa is an Australian visa for the parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. It allows the parents of these citizens or permanent residents to live in Australia permanently. The 103 Parent visa is a subclass of the Contributory Parent visa category.

    If you apply in Australia, any family members you bring with you must be present at the time of application but not in the immigration clearance process. Any family members who also apply for the visa with you must be outside Australia at the time of your application if you do so from outside Australia.


    • You can stay in Australia indefinitely.
    • You can work and study in Australia.
    • You can enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme.
    • You can sponsor your family members to come to Australia.
    • You can apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.


    • You must have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    • You must meet all applicable visa conditions and follow Australian law.
    • You must not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa.

    What are the benefits or conditions to apply for a Parent visa (subclass 103) as a retiree?

    If you’re applying as a retiree, you must be in Australia at the time of application but not in immigration clearance. When we decide on your application, you may be inside or outside of Australia.

    If you apply for the subclass 103 visa as a retiree you don’t have to:

    • You must meet the balance of family test, or.
    • You must have a sponsor or an assurance of support.

    How can I travel to and from Australia after initial 5 year?

    • The applicant needs to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that the applicant can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
    • The applicant can consider applying for Australian citizenship.

    Start your application and Book your free consultation to assess your eligibility for subclass 103 Parent visa.