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Subclass 103 visa – 5 amazing benefits your parents can definitely enjoy

We know that deep down in your heart as most parents you want to live close to your children. These useful information below about Parent visasubclass 103 can give you good tips in making your wish come true.



What is a Subclass 103 visa?

This visa allows you to live in Australia as a permanent resident. You can also include your immediate family members in your application and apply for an Australian citizen after meeting the requirements.

In contrast to Subclass 143, Subclass 173 and Subclass 864 visas, you don’t need to pay for the Assurance of Support.


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What is a Subclass 103 visa?


The benefits of a Subclass 103 visa


Subclass 103

Residence benefits
    • Staying in Australia as a permanent resident.
    • Applying for Australian citizenship.
Free entries benefitsGetting multiple travels between your country and Australia within 5 years. After that you can ask for an extension of your Resident Return Visa – RRV.
Studying and working benefits
    • Having unlimited hours to work in Australia.
    • Studying in Australia.
    • Participating in training courses.
Sponsor family member benefitsHaving the ability to sponsor your family members to come to Australia if they meet all the DHA requirements.
Social security benefitsReceive an Australian’s medicare. However, while your visa is being processed, you cannot receive this benefit yet.


The applicants usually receive those 5 benefits. To know whether your parents are qualified for these benefits or not, contact VEM for advice about your case. Our consultants with more than 10 years of experience will help you understand your case further.

The requirements of a Parent visa – Subclass 103


The sponsor

    • Must be the child of the applicant.
    • Must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    • Must live in Australia for at least 2 years.
    • Over 18 years old. If under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation.
    • Must meet the health and character requirements.
    • Provide financial proofs that you can take care of the applicants for the first 2 years.

The applicant

    • Meet the balance-of-family test (there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country).
    • Must meet the health requirements.
    • Must meet the character requirements.
    • No criminal backgrounds.
    • Must be offshore when the Subclass 103 visa is granted.


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Requirements for a Parent visa for sponsors


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Requirements for a Parent visa for applicants


If your first visa application for a Subclass 103 visa is rejected, the second time will be much harder. Moreover, it’ll cost you and your family more time and money.

Thus, you should contact VEM today so that our professional consultant can evaluate your case and provide helpful advice.

The cost of a Parent visa – Subclass 103

The visa application fee is divided into 2 instalments. You will need to pay for your first instalment when lodging your visa application.

The payment of the second instalment is paid at the time of decision. Each family member who applies with the applicant will also have to pay for the visa application fee.


Types of charges and feesThe amount of money (AUD)
For the visa applicantFor the accompany member
First instalment4,425
    • Over 18 years old: 2,215
    • Under 18 years old: 1,110
Second instalment2,065 per person
Assurance of Support5,0002,000

Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.


Processing times of Subclass 103 visa

Among the Family visas, Subclass 103 visa costs the least amount of money but also takes the most time when processing.


The processing times of a 103 visa can be up to 30 years. That’s why many people tend to opt for other types of visas to shorten the waiting times.


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Processing time of a Parent visa


To know what that visa is, check out the following parts of this article or contact VEM right now for immediate support. We can assure you that our advice will be realistic based on your own current case.

Step by step of a Parent visa – Subclass 103

  • Step 1: Checking if you meet the requirements.
  • Step 2: Making the application and paying the first instalment.
  • Step 3: Your application is processed and placed in a queue.
  • Step 4: Paying the second instalment at the time of decision.
  • Step 5: Being granted a visa

Mr Phong Cao (CEO of VEM) is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877). That’s why he must follow the visa processing process of each of his clients and he must be responsible for his own consultancy.

Hence, when working with VEM, you’ll know exactly the stages of your application process and be assured that our advice will be honest and abide by the Australian laws.

Responsibilities of the applicants when holding a Subclass 103 visa


The sponsorYou must agree to provide support, housing and financial help for the first 2 years the applicant lives in Australia. You must also support any members of the applicant’s family who apply with them.
The applicantsMust complete all the required papers and fees.


What the applicants should know before lodging for a Subclass 103 visa

A Parent visaSubclass 103 can be applied onshore or offshore. However, the applicants must not be in any type of situation where you’re being banned from applying for a visa.

This may not be good news to you and your family, but don’t worry. There are other visas that can still make you and family reunion come true. Contact VEM for further information.

Great news for Subclass 103 visa applicants in 2023

As mentioned in the previous part of the article, the applicants for a Parent visaSubclass 103 must be outside of Australia when the visa is granted.

Nevertheless, due to the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government has put a hold to Visitor visas. Therefore, the original regulation of a Subclass 103 visa has seen some temporary adjustments.

The applicants can now receive their visa grant while in Australia if they had been staying there since the international border closures.

Frequently asked questions

Can I include my family members on my application?

ABSOLUTELY. You can include your partner, child or your partner’s child in your application (if meet requirements). If they are granted a visa, they will have the same benefits and obligations as you.

Are there any subclasses which have less processing times?

There are 2 alternative partner visas that have less processing time which are: Subclass 143 and Subclass 173 visas.

However, they will cost much more than a Subclass 103 visa. Visit and follow our website VEM for more information about visas.
We’ve gathered all the information about Family visas here. Check it out!

My Subclass 103 visa is being processed. Do I have to stay in Australia for a certain period of time like 5 years to increase my chances of visa approval or reduce the waiting times?

Sadly, the answer is no. Even though the processing times of a 103 visa is long, you can still shorten it by applying accurate and sufficient documents.

Or you can opt for other options such as a Subclass 143 visa. To know what it takes to make a good application, contact VEM today for specific advice.

How long does it take for my parents to fully receive the benefits from the Australian Government?

Your parents must hold a Subclass 103 visa for quite a while before having full access to the benefits. Usually, it takes 2 years to obtain social security benefits and 10 years for any retirement support for the elderly and the disabled.


You should start your visa application for a Subclass 103 visa with VEM from today. With more than 10 years of working in migration, we are confident that we can assist you in you and your family members’ migration pathways.


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