Parent Visa (Subclass 103) - 103 Visa

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Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 173) – offshore visa

Parent Via (Subclass 103)

There are two main categories of Parent visas:

  • Non-contributory Parent; and
  • Contributory Parent.


The main difference between Non-Contributory Parent visa and Contributory Parent Visa is the processing time. The Non-contributory Parent visa can take up to 30 years to be granted, in contrast the Contributory Parent visa can take up to 3 years.

2 Divided Categories

Non-contributory Parent category

  • Parent (Subclass 103) Visa – offshore visa
  • Aged Parent (Subclass 804) Visa – onshore visa


Contributory Parent category


  • Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa – offshore visa
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173) Visa– offshore visa
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Subclass 864) Visa – onshore visa
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 884) Visa – onshore visa


There are more Contributory Parent visa applications lodged than non-contributory Parent visa applications. This is due to the cap and queue process. This makes for a long wait for the application to be finalised.

Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 884)


Parent Visa – can take up to 30 years to be granted

Contributory Aged Parent Visa


Parent Visa – can take up to 3 years

Balance of Family Test

It is significantly important that you understand the Balance of Family Test as it will determine if a Parent is eligible to apply for the Parent visa.  A pivotal requirement for all Parent visas is the requirement that the applicant meets the Balance of Family test.

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Who can be the SPONSOR for the Parent Visa

To be a sponsor for either the non-contributory parent or contributory parent visa, the sponsor must be

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • an Australian permanent resident; or
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen

who is ‘settled‘ in Australia at the time the application is lodged.

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