The subclass 103 Parent Visa is a permanent visa which allows parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia, to live permanently in Australia.
Given the processing time for subclass 103 Parent visas is currently 30 years plus, the subclass 103 Parent visa is not a practical parent visa option and potential applicants need to consider applying for a subclass 143 Contributory Parent visa.
Applicants for subclass 103 Parent visas must meet the “balance of family” test, meaning 50% or more of their children must live permanently in Australia as permanent residents or more of their children live permanently in Australia as permanent residents than in any other country.
Applicants for the subclass 103 Parent visa must have at least one child to nominate them for the visa who is settled in Australia, meaning they must have lived permanently in Australia for at least two years before the subclass 103 visa application is lodged.
Applicants must undergo health and character checks to meet the criteria for the visa.