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Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 173 and 143)

Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 173 and 143)

If a parent’s child is an eligible New Zealand or an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident, they might be eligible to live in Australia holding the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173 and 143). The visa is granted for two years, where the contributory parent visa (subclass 173) holder is permitted to live in the country as a temporary resident.

A fact about this visa is that it cannot be renewed or extended, unlike other Australian visas. However, if the applicant wants to remain in the country permanently, they can apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) within two years of arriving on a subclass 173 visa. Get in touch with expert migration agents at Asia Pacific Group to get started with the process.

Highlights

As the holder of a contributory parent 173 visa, you are allowed to:

  • Spend a year living, studying, and working in Australia
  • Access the Medicare – Australia’s public healthcare system for covering medical costs and related treatment, when needed.
  • Travel for two years following the day the visa is granted.

As the holder of a contributory parent 143 visa, you are allowed to:

  • Stay, study, or work in Australia for an extended length of time
  • Access the Medicare – Australia’s public healthcare system for covering medical costs and related treatment, when needed.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship once you have fulfilled the requirements.
  • Bring eligible family members to move in permanently.

Key Eligibility Requirements

For Subclass 173

  • Your child may be an eligible New Zealand or an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident.
  • Your child has at least two years of legal residence in Australia.
  • Someone is sponsoring you.
  • You pass the family exam set by the Australian government.
  • You fulfill the requirements for character and health set by the Australian government.

For Subclass 143

  • You must hold a Contribute Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173) visa.
  • You should follow all requirements pertaining to the temporary contributory parent visa (subclass 173).
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FAQs about Contributory Parent Visa

Parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens can apply for the Contributory Parent Visa. The visa allows parents to live permanently (Subclass 143) or temporarily (Subclass 173) in Australia.
To apply for the Contributory Parent Visa, you must apply to the Department of Home and Affairs in Australia as parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.
For eligibility, you need to have an Australian, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen child, meeting age, family test balance, and health and character standards.
The Subclass 173 visa grants a two-year stay in Australia, while the Subclass 143 visa allows indefinite stay. The temporary visa can lead to permanent residency in the country.
The Subclass 173 visa typically takes 24 to 32 months to process, while the Subclass 143 visa takes 31 to 43 months, but the processing time may vary according to your case.