Australia Contributory Parents Visa


Australia Contributory Parents Visa (Subclass 173 & 143 Visas)

The Australia Contributory Parents Visa lets parents whose child is a settled Australian citizen/permanent resident or an eligible citizen of New Zealand, move to Australia and live there permanently.

The Australia Contributory

Parent Visa exists in two forms:

  1. Contributory Parent Visa/Subclass 173
  2. Contributor Parent (Permanent) Visa/Subclass 143

The Contributor Parent Visa (subclass 173)

This visa has a validity of 2 years. It is for parents who do not intend to stay with their children permanently in Australia. But for any reason, if the parents wish to continue staying in Australia, then they are required to apply for the Subclass 143 visa.

The Contributory Parent (Permanent) Visa/Subclass 143)

This visa is for parents want to migrate to Australia and stay there permanently.

Features of the Subclass 173 Visa

  • It is a temporary visa
  • It cannot be renewed
  • With it, you can live for only 2 years in Australia.
  • You are also allowed to study and work there
  • It qualifies you to enrol in Australia's Medicare scheme.

Features of the Subclass 143 Visa

  • It is a permanent residence visa
  • It allows one to work and study in Australia.
  • It qualifies you to enrol in Australia's Medicare scheme.
  • If eligible, the visa holder can apply for citizenship.
  • Visa holder is eligible to sponsor eligible and interested relatives for permanent residence.
  • Can begin to receive social security payments after two years.

Visa Requirements

The following requirements are for all subclasses of the parent visa:

  • The children of the applicant(s) must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. Being an qualified citizen of New Zealand living in Australia is also valid.
  • The children or partners of the children must function as the sponsor and they must be above 18 years old.
  • Age criteria is 65 for men and 60-65 for women.
  • The applicants must be in good health. They are also expected to have a good character.
  • Applicant is expected to meet the Balance Family Test.
  • Must have an Assurance of Support
  • The Balance Family Test requires that the applicant(s) must have up to half or even more of their children living in Australia more than they do in any other country.

    As expected, the children must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. If they are eligible citizens of New Zealand, it is also acceptable.

Assurance of Support (AoS)

  • This entails that the child makes a legal commitment pledging financial support to his/her parents so they won't have to rely on social welfare payments.
  • AoS must not necessarily be made by the sponsor.
  • Any person making the AoS pledge must note that they are responsible for repaying any welfare benefits enjoyed by the visa holder. For any reason, if the Australian government makes any payments to the assuree during the period of his/her AoS, the assurer must repay it too.

AOS lasts for 10 years for all Contributing Parent Visa holders and 2 years for other visa types. It begins on the visa grant date if the assurer is in Australia. For applicants living outside Australia, AoS begins to count from the date arrival.

Financial Bonds

Permanent Contributory Parent Visa applicants must pay an AoS bond of AUD 10,000. This bond will be held for the 10-year period that the AoS is valid. For adult secondary applicants, it is AUD 4,000. For Permanent Parent, Aged Dependent Relative, or Remaining Relative applicants, it is AUD 5,000. Note: if the assurer is an organisation, then they must make a financial bond of AUD 10,000 for each application.

Visa Fee and Processing Time

Subclass 103/173: $3,870

Subclass 143: $3,695

The embassy is solely responsible for determining the processing time.

However, the subclass 103 can take up to 13 years before it is approved.

The subclass 143 and 173 applications can take up to 1-2 years before being approved

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