Australia Parents Visa


Subclass 103 and Subclass 173 Visas

Do you have children living in Australia and are interested in moving to Australia to live with them? The Australia Parent Visa is specifically for you!

However, your children must be Australian citizens or at least hold an Australian Permanent Residency Permit. Another eligibility criterion is that they must be eligible for New Zealand citizens.

This Australia Parent Visa has a range of onshore and offshore options and you must be ready to make your choice depending on your requirements.

Program Details

Visa Subclasses Available for Offshore (outside Aussies) Applicants

Australia (Migrant) Visa (subclass 103): the applicants must be living in Australia.

Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (subclass 103): this is the same with subclass 103. The only difference is that it is more expensive and is processed faster.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 173): this visa, unlike the subclass 103 and 143 has a validity of 2 years. It is for parents who do not want to stay with their children permanently in Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Requirements

The following requirements are for all subclasses of the parent migration process:

  • The children of the applicant(s) must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Being an eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia is also valid.
  • The children or partners of the children must function as the sponsor and must be above 18 years of age.
  • Age criterion is 65 for men and 60-65 for women.
  • The applicants must be in good health. They are also expected to have a good character.
  • An applicant is expected to meet the Balance Family Test.
  • Must have an Assurance of Support

The Balance Family Test requires that the applicant(s) must have at least half or even more of their children living in Australia than in any other country.

As expected, the children must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.

Assurance of Support (AoS)

  • This entails that the child makes a legal commitment pledging financial support to his/her parents so they won't have to rely on social welfare payments.
  • AoS must not necessarily be made by the sponsor.
  • Any person making the AoS pledge must note that they are responsible for repaying any welfare benefits enjoyed by the visa holder. For any reason, if the Australian government makes any payments to the assured during the period of his/her AoS, the assurer must repay it too.

AoS lasts for 10 years for all Contributing Parent Visa holders and 2 years for other visa types. It begins on the visa grant date if the assured is in Australia. For applicants living outside Australia, AoS begins to count from the date arrival.

Financial Bonds

  • Permanent Contributory Parent Visa applicants must pay an AoS bond of AUD 10,000. This bond will be held for the 10-year period that the AoS is valid.
  • For adult secondary applicants, it is AUD 4,000.
  • For Permanent Parent, Aged Dependent Relative, or Remaining Relative applicants, it is AUD 5,000.
Note: if the assurer is an organization, then they must make a financial bond of AUD 10,000 for each application.

Application Costing

Visa Fee and Processing Time

Subclass 103/173: $3,870

Subclass 143: $3,695


The embassy is solely responsible for determining the processing time.

However, the subclass 103 can take up to 13 years before it is approved.

The subclass 143 and 173 applications can take up to 1-2 years before being approved.

Why to visit Opulentus Visa Company?

Immigrants will be looking for the service of a trustworthy consultant company that can save them the stress of figuring what to do next and the pain of losing money. That is why we at Opulentus; a highly reliable and competent Immigration Consultant Company has committed to helping immigrants with their visa and permanent residence acquisition. We own a reservoir of proficient consultants who are the finest in the international market.

Disclaimer: Embassy charges could change without prior notice. It is always advisable to confirm before the submission of the application.

Opulentus Fees, Cost and Refund Policy

As an Immigration Consultant, Opulentus offers competitive fee which is best in the Immigration Industry. We processed over a lakh of active cases from all over the world at a given time, thanks to our state-of-the-art processing center. With Opulentus, you get the best hands at the best prices. Standard prices are charged across all our offices. We ensure that besides company offers and promotions, you will not be demanded or asked to pay a higher or lower price. The company determines prices and remains the same for all clients, offices, and cases.

Opulentus Services

  • Expert guidance on the complete process
  • Documentation (this defers from country to country)
  • Checklist of Document stage-wise and help with requisites and choices after the signed copy of service agreement has been received
  • Provision of documents samples
  • We also correspond with the department on your behalf whenever there is a need for it
  • Support you in scheduling interview date with the embassy
  • Mock visa interviews

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