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DIBP Update on Parent Visa

Effective from  25th September 2014, the following visa subclasses under Parent Visa Programme is open to new applications:

  • Parent visa (subclass 103)
  • Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)

Please note that only new applications will be accepted for these visa subclasses.

Applications for any of the above listed visas lodged after 2 June 2014 and before 25 September 2014 this application is still invalid and cannot be accepted by the department. You will need to re-lodge your application.

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Australia Parent visa options are for the people who intend to migrate to Australia and live with their children.

The childrens must be either Australian citizens or Australia permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.

Depending on their requirements, visa applicants can chose from the range of onshore (in Australia) and offshore (outside Australia) Parent Visa options.

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Visa Subclasses for Applicants outside Australia

Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103)

Australia Parent’s Visa subclass 103 is for parents who have children living in Australia.

Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143)

This visa is different from subclass 103 only in terms of visa cost and processing time. This visa costs more than the Parent visa and is processed faster.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

Subclass 173 is for temporary immigration and remains valid for a maximum of 2 years. Parents can apply for the permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) if they want to migrate permanently.

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Visa Features

Visa Features of Australia Parent Visa (subclass 103/143):

This is a permanent residence visa.  The visa allows to

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • entitled for social security payments after 2 years of stay

Visa Features of Australia Parent Visa (subclass 173):

This is a temporary visa which cannot be renewed. It allows to:

  • Live in Australia for two years
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare Australia's scheme

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Visa Requirements

All prospective visa applicants for parent visa sub classes have to meet the below mentioned criteria:

  • Must be parents of a children who is a permanent resident/citizen of Australia or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is in Australia
  • They have to get sponsorship from the child or child’s partner (sponsor should be more than 18 years of age)
  • Age criteria for applicants who are applying for visa when in Australia is 65 for men and 60-65 for women. Date of birth plays a vital role in deciding the correct age.
  • Applicant should be in good health and must have good character
  • Meet the balance of family test*
  • Assurance of Support**

Contact any of the branches near you to know the best suitable visa for you and it’s requirements

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*What is Balance Family Test?

Visa applicant for Parent’s Visa must have:

  • at least half of your children are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who are usually resident in Australia
  • you have more children living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens than in any other country.

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**Assurance of Support

Assurance of Support (AoS) is a legal commitment by a person who assures of financial support & pledges that the Parent’s visa holders won’t rely on social welfare payments.

AoS can be given by a person who may or may not be a sponsor.

If under any circumstances, the visa holders avails of any welfare benefits; the person who would have pledged for AoS should repay it

It is also a commitment to repay to the Australian Government certain welfare payments if payments are paid to the assuree during their AoS period.

Assurance of Support’s validity is:

  • 10 years for contributory parent visa holders
  • 2 years for all other visa types where an AoS is needed

AoS is considered from:

  • It would be the visa grant date if the applicant is in Australia
  • For applicants who apply from outside Australia, the date would be the date of arrival

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Financial Bonds

Applicants for permanent Contributory Parent (including Contributory Aged Parent) visa applicants have to submit an AoS bond of AUD 10000. This financial bond will be held for the 10 year AoS period.

AoS bond sum for any adult secondary applicant is AUD 4000.

For permanent Parent (including Aged Parent), Aged Dependent Relative and Remaining Relative visa applicants, an AoS bond of AUD 5000 is required for the main applicant. This bond will be held for two years. The AoS bond amount for any adult secondary applicant is AUD 2000.

Note: An AUD 10000 financial bond is required for each application if the assurer is an organisation.

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Visa Fee & Processing Time

Parent Visa (Subclass 103)/subclass 173: $3870

Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143): $3695 AUD.

Visa processing time is at the discretion of embassy.

The applications for subclass 103 can have long waiting period for up to 13 years before the visa is approved.?

The applications for 143 and 173 have a waiting time of 12 to 24 months before visa grant consideration.

Disclaimer: Visa fees and processing time are at the discretion of embassy.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert opinion and assistance on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Why Australia?

Some of the major factors for you to choose Australia as your dream destination:

  • Working & living in Australia
  • High salary and wages
  • Studying in Australia
  • Receiving healthcare benefits through Medicare etc
  • Access to certain social security payments
  • Being eligible for Australian citizenship


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