Australia Parents Visa

Overview: 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 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.

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.

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.
  • 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 assuree 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 assuree 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.

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 Contact Opulentus Visa Company?

Opulentus have been processing visa for quite a long time and know all the necessary information that you would need. Every single time, we are processing about 5000 application. Contact us today and see why we are the best.

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