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 visa – subclass 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.
The benefits of a Subclass 103 visa
|Free entries benefits||Getting 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|
|Sponsor family member benefits||Having the ability to sponsor your family members to come to Australia if they meet all the DHA requirements.|
|Social security benefits||Receive 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
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 fees||The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the visa applicant||For the accompany member|
|Second instalment||2,065 per person|
|Assurance of Support||5,000||2,000|
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.
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 sponsor||You 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 applicants||Must complete all the required papers and fees.|
What the applicants should know before lodging for a Subclass 103 visa
A Parent visa – Subclass 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 visa – Subclass 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
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.
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.
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Yes, they can.
Unfortunately, the answer is no.
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.
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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