Family Visa


Parent Visa Subclass 103

This permanent visa lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

Visa type



  • Apply as a retiree (see ‘retiree’ for additional information)
  • For applicants: Be sponsored by an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia and is more than 18 years old
  • Meet the balance-of-family test (at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children OR there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country)
  • Have assurance of support (this assures the Australian government that you will not have to rely on government assistance after entering Australia on this visa)
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Pay debts to the Australian Government
  • Have health insurance since the applicant will be personally liable for all their healthcare costs while you are in Australia.
  • Be in the best interests of any applicants under 18
  • For sponsors: be a suitable sponsor (see ‘suitable sponsor’ below)


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