The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173 and 143) visa allows parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen,Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The contributory parent 173 visa is a temporary visa which allows the applicant to live in Australia for two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed, however applicants can apply for Contributory Parent (subclass 143) (within 2 years of living in Australia on 173 visa) if they wish to live permanently in Australia.Enquire Now
The applicants of both the visas must be sponsored by their child living in Australia. If the child is less than 18 years of age, applicants can be sponsored by:
Note: If a community organisation is sponsoring the applicant, the immigration department needs a valid proof of relationship between the organisation and applicant or a written agreement from the senior representative showing an approval to support applicant(s) after their arrival in Australia.
Being a contributory parent 173 visa holder, you can
Being a contributory parent 143 visa holder, you can
For Subclass 173
For Subclass 143
You must have certified copies of
If the sponsor is community organisation, there must be
You can include following members in the visa application
You and all the dependent family members must have
If you are more than 18 years of age, you must sign an Australian values statement to provide assurance that you’ll abide by all the Australian laws.
You must have no or arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.
How this price is calculated
|CA143 Contributory parent – holds 173||1||325.00|
|Additional Applicant Charge 18+||1||165.00|
For information about payment option, go to How to pay
|CA143 Contributory parent||1||3,695.00|
|Additional Applicant Charge 18+||1||1,245.00|
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not
constitute legal advice. We recommend consult a Registered Migration agent for further information or check with Department of Home Affairs at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-parent-temporary-173 and https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-parent-143 .
The Contributory Parent Visa is a type of visa for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. It allows parents to live in Australia either temporarily (Subclass 173) or permanently (Subclass 143).
To apply for the Contributory Parent Visa within Australia, you need to submit an application to the Department of Home Affairs. This visa category is intended for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.
To be eligible, you must have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. You must fulfil age requirements, pass the balance of family tests, and meet health and character standards.
The Subclass 173 visa is a temporary option, granting a two-year stay in Australia, while the Subclass 143 visa is permanent, allowing you to live in Australia indefinitely. The 173 visa can lead to the 143 visa, and you can apply for permanent residency after holding the temporary visa.
Processing times can vary, but typically, the Subclass 173 visa takes around 24 to 32 months to process, and the Subclass 143 visa takes about 31 to 43 months. Keep in mind that these times are approximate and subject to change based on individual circumstances.
Yes, both Subclass 173 and Subclass 143 visa holders have work rights in Australia. The temporary Subclass 173 visa offers full work rights, and upon obtaining the Subclass 143 permanent visa, you gain unrestricted work rights as well.
Yes, you have the option to include your spouse or de facto partner in your visa application. They must meet health and character requirements and be included in your application at the time of submission.
Yes, all applicants, including dependent family members, must undergo health and character assessments as part of the visa application process. This involves medical examinations and obtaining police clearances.
While there isn’t a specific income threshold for the visa itself, you might need to provide an Assurance of Support (AoS) from your Australian-based child. This demonstrates that you won’t rely on social assistance.
In certain situations, you may be eligible to apply for this visa category while you’re in Australia. However, be aware that specific visa holders could have limitations on onshore applications.
Yes, you can certainly include your dependent children in your application. They must meet the criteria for dependent children as outlined by the Department of Home Affairs.