Contributory Parent Visa

Subclass 143 Direct Pathway

Subclass 173/ 143 Transition Pathway

Subclass 143 visa allows Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their parents for permanent residency. As the contributory category of parent visas are not subject to significant queuing arrangements, the applicants enjoy much faster processing time when compared to other non-contributory parent visas of the equivalent conditions, namely Subclass 103, but at a significantly higher cost. As at 11 July 2023, the fees are structured in the following terms:

 

143 Visa Application Fee

Base application charge: $4,765

    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $1,605
    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $805

Assurance of support, 10 year bond payable between lodgement and decision.

    • Single adult applicant: $10,000
    • Two adult applicants: $14,000

Second instalment: $43,600 per applicant

 

It is possible to divide the second instalment by applying for a temporary parent visa (Subclass 173) first and later transitioning to Subclass 143 within two (2) years of the Subclass 173 visa grant. In this instance, the chronology of costs would resemble the below:

 

173 Visa Application Fee

Base application charge: $3,210

    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $1,605
    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $805

Second instalment: $29,130 per applicant

 

If you are a holder of a Subclass 173 visa when lodging a subclass 143 application

Base application charge: $420

      • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $215
      • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $105

Assurance of support, 10 year bond payable between lodgement and decision.

    • Single adult applicant: $10,000
    • Two adult applicants: $14,000

Second Instalment: $19,420 per applicant

 

Applicants must apply either Contributory Parent visa from within Australia and be in Australia to be granted the visas. Whilst waiting for the outcome, the applicants will receive Bridging visas, permitting them to remain in Australia for the several years it will likely take for their applications to be determined by the Department.

 

Criteria for Grant

  • The applicants must be sponsored by a child who is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • They must satisfy the Balance of Family test.
  • They can be in or outside Australia, but a bridging visa is not issued based on the visa application.
  • They must not have any other pending parent visa application.

 

Relevant Public Interest Criteria

4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4009, 4010, 4020, 4021 and 4019 (if applicable). 

 

Relevant Special Return Criteria

5001, 5002 and 5010

 

Visa Conditions

The visa must specify the date for first entry. Additionally, the following conditions may be imposed:

  • 8502: The holder of the visa must not enter Australia before the entry to Australia of a person specified in the visa.
  • 8515: The holder of the visa must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia.

 

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