BALANCE OF FAMILY TEST
To be an eligible contributory parent, at least half your children must live in Australia, or more children live in Australia than any other country.
Step-children are included in this test, but any children that are no longer legally part of your exclusive custody are not.
For an example of the balance of family test in action, visit the Home Affairs webpage.
You must be sponsored by an eligible person, which must be an Australian permanent resident, citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Sponsors must be reviewed by government before the application can proceed. Most sponsors for a contributory parent visa are children.
However, if your children are under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation
APPLYING AS A RETIREE
You can apply for a Parent visa (subclass 103) as a retiree if:
- on 8 May 2018, you held or had previously held an Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa or Retirement (subclass 410), and
- you have not held any other substantive visa between between 8 May 2018 and the date you applied for the Parent visa
IF YOU APPLY FOR THIS VISA AS A RETIREE
- you don’t need to meet the balance of family test
- you don’t need to have an assurance of support
- you don’t need a sponsor
Applicants of the permanent residency parent visa (103) must provide a $4,055 application fee and a second instalment of $2,065 upon the application being granted. Additional application fees are required for any dependents or additional applicants that are on your application, and other fees will also apply.
For a more detailed breakdown of costs associated with a subclass 103 parent visa, visit our parent visa costs page.
IS THIS THE RIGHT VISA FOR ME?
This visa provides a great option for those who can’t pay the contributory parent visa, in exchange for a longer waiting period. As the 103 visa has less stringent requirements for retirees, it’s also a great option if you’ve retired and have children living in Australia. Our team of migration experts are only a phone call away if you need help in finding the right visa or require assistance with the application process.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Call AIS Immigration Solutions today on +61 7 3216 0052 for tailored advice and parent visa application assistance, or book a skype appointment with one of our team.