Reuniting with your parents in Australia with a contributory parent visa
Australia is one of the best countries to live that attracts many people all over the world. Therefore, most children wish to bring their parents to Australia to be looked after. A Subclass 143 visa will be a present for your parents.
What is a contributory parent visa – Subclass 143?
A Subclass 143 visa allows you to stay in Australia as a permanent resident. You must be sponsored by your child who is an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
You can apply for this visa as a retiree if you are holding a Subclass 410 or Subclass 405 visa. As a referee for this subclass:
- Do not need to meet the balance – of – the family test.
- Do not need to have an assurance of support
- Do not need a sponsor.
Benefits of a Subclass 143
- Staying in Australia as a permanent resident.
- Working and studying in Australia.
- Having multiple travels between your country and Australia.
- Applying for Australian citizenship.
- Getting an Australian’s medicare.
- Having the ability to sponsor your family members to come to Australia.
Requirements to apply for a contributory parent visa
- Meet the health and character requirements.
- Meet the balance – of – family test.
- Must be able to obtain assurance support.
- Must not be owed to the Australian government.
- Must not have a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.
Dependents who apply the visa with you must be under 18 years old or between 18 and 23 years who are depending on you.
- Must be suitable to sponsor: a settled Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
- Must agree to provide accommodation and financial support to the applicants.
- Income must be at least 40,000AUD before tax (pa).
- Could be sponsored by a community (if their children are under 18 years old).
Contact VEM for more information about the requirements.
Cost of a Subclass 143 visa
There are 2 instalments for this visa application fee:
|First Instalments||Applicants: 4,155AUD. |
Family members (at least 18 years old): 1,400 AUD per person.
Dependent child (under 18 years old): 705 AUD per child.
|Second Instalments||Applicants 18 years old and above at the time of application: 43,600AUD per person. |
Dependent child (under 18 years old): 2,095AUD per child.
Assurance of Support: 10,000AUD per person.
In addition to the cost for applying for a visa, you must also pay for health and police checks.
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Processing time of a contributory parent visa
There is no specific processing time for a Subclass 143 visa. However, with our experience in Australian immigration, VEM’s consultants estimated the processing time may be around 3,5 – 4 years depending on your circumstances.
Your application may take a longer process if you do not prepare your application properly.
We also have a special offer which is 30% discount for family sponsored visas. Let us help you with your visa application fee to save your money and time!
Q&A about a Subclass 143 visa
ABSOLUTELY. You can have more than one to sponsor as long as the sponsors meet the requirements of this visa.
The answer is YES. Basically, the sponsor must have an income of at least 40,000AUD before tax (per annum). However, it depends on the sponsor(s)’s circumstances that the income must be higher.
The refusal of your previous visitor visa should not prevent you from applying for another visa except you are barred by a ban. You can apply for a Subclass 143 visa if you meet requirements.
If you are not clear about your visa circumstances, book an appointment with one of our migration consultants for advice.