subclass 103
Parent Visa (offshore)

  • This visa allows you to
  • remain in Australia permanently
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Parent Visa (subclass 103)


This visa lets you move to Australia permanently for settlement if you are parents of settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. You may be able to include your eligible dependents in your visa application for Parent Visa subclass 103. You may also be able to sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia.


You must

  • Satisfy family balance test.
  • Your child(ren) needs to be a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  • Be sponsored.
  • Arrange assurance of support.
  • Satisfy health requirements.
  • Satisfy character requirements.
  • Satisfy all other requirements as set out in Australian Visa program.

Step by step

  • Check your passport properly and carefully.
  • Gather your documents.
  • Prepare Sponsor’s documents.
  • Apply for the visa.
  • You will be informed when your application and documents are received.
  • Be outside Australia when it is decided.


You can

  • Reside permanently in Australia.
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want till 5 years after granting.
  • Apply Australian citizenship when become eligible.
  • Sponsor eligible family member to come to Australia.
  • Get benefits of Australia’s public healthcare system – Medicare.

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Other family visa categories

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FAQ(s) about migrating to Australia under family visa categories

Immigration to Australia
What is ‘capping and queueing’?

‘Capping and Queueing’ is a process implemented by the immigration department of Australia for granting some of family category visas e.g. parent visa. Immigration department determines certain number of visas for each financial year for some visa and after reaching that number of visa grant, other pending applications are queued to be processed next year.

I am married to an Australian citizen/PR just now. Can I apply partner visa right now or do I need to wait for some time?

You may apply partner visa now if you satisfy all other criteria. Marriage is just one of the criteria need to be satisfied.

Can I apply partner visa even if I am not married to my partner?

You may or you may not. There are many other circumstances and criteria need to be considered. Each case requires case-to-case advise.

Can my parents apply parents visa (permanent) if ‘Balance of Family’ test is not satisfied but I sponsor them?

Sponsorship is mandatory for ‘Parents Visa’ application; hence it does not create any specific additional advantage. Balance of Family test is also compulsory to be satisfied.