How to successfully sponsor your parents to Australia with a Subclass 143 visa in 2021
In 2021, Australia will only approve only 4,500 Family visas. Therefore, when applying for a Subclass 143 visa, the processing time would be much longer. But the 143 visa provides many appealing benefits for the applicants. That’s why even though the rate of receiving a visa grant is lower compared to that of in 2020, people still opt for this visa.
To increase your chance of your Subclass 143 visa approval, you should keep reading the following information in this article.
What is a Contributory Parent visa – Subclass 143?
A Subclass 143 visa allows you to stay in Australia as a permanent resident. When having a Subclass 143 visa, the applicant is allowed to stay and live in Australia with their family and relatives as a permanent resident.
The benefits of of a Subclass 143
|Residence benefits|| |
|Free entries benefits||Getting multiple travels between your country and Australia within 5 years. After that you can ask for an extension of your Resident Return Visa – RRV|
|Studying and working benefits|| |
|Sponsor family member benefits||Having the ability to sponsor your family members to come to Australia if they meet all the DHA requirements|
|Social security benefits||Receive an Australian’s medicare. However, while your visa is being processed, you cannot receive this benefit yet.|
The requirements of a Subclass 143 visa
|The sponsor|| |
|The applicant|| |
Step by step of a Contributory Parent visa – Subclass 143
- Step 1: Checking if you meet the requirements.
- Step 2: Making the application and paying the first instalment.
- Step 3: Your application is processed and placed in a queue.
- Step 4: Paying the second instalment at the time of decision.
- Step 5: Being granted a visa
This process may look easier but in reality it’s really complicated. With our 10 years of experience, VEM has seen many avoidable in several clients’ applications. These would cost them more time and money to apply for a visa.
That’s why you should contact VEM soon from the start to make sure everything is carefully prepared. Also Mr Phong Cao (CEO of VEM) who is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877) can give you proper and accurate advice.
The cost of a Subclass 143 visa
The visa application fee is divided into 2 instalments. You will need to pay for your first instalment when lodging your visa application.
The payment of the second instalment is paid at the time of decision. Each family member who applies with the applicant will also have to pay for the visa application fee.
|Types of charges and fees||The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the visa applicant||For the accompany member|
|First instalment||4,255|| |
|Second instalment||43,600|| |
|Assurance of Support||10,000||4,000|
Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
Everytime there’s any changes in the Australian migration laws, the cost for visas will also change. Usually, the visa costs have a tendency to increase. Therefore, the fee for a Subclass 143 visa may also increase.
Mr Phong Cao is also a member of the Australian Migration Institute (MIA: 12648). This allows him to stay up-to-date with the latest changes in the laws. Because of this, Mr Phong Cao will know exactly what your visa application needs.
Processing times of Subclass 143 visa
According to our 10 years of experience of working as an Australian migration agent, the processing times for a Contributory Parent – Subclass 143 visa are usually around 3 to 4 years. However, this time can vary depending on your specific case.
When working with VEM, your 143 visa application will be accurately and legally complete before lodgement. Additionally, your papers will be carefully and professionally translated.
To help you visualize what it would be like working with VEM, check out the table below
|Stages||Responsibilities of VEM|
|Before application||Mr Phong Cao considers you and your family case then gives advice.|
|Documents preparation|| |
|While the visa is being processed|| |
|Arriving in Australia||VEM will continue to help sponsor another family member if you want.|
Frequently asked questions
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.
If you are not clear about your visa circumstances, book an appointment with one of our migration consultants for advice.
Until now, the COVID-19 pandemic only affects short-term visas such as Visitor visa. Thus, you don’t have to worry too much about this problem right now.
Parents can totally be sponsored by their children. All the children can sum up their income to provide financial proof.
Depending on the case of each sponsor and the assurance of support, the minimum income required will be different.
You can apply onshore or offshore. If applying within Australia, the applicants must make sure that their current visa doesn’t prohibit other visas application. Also, you need to be outside of Australia when a Subclass 143 visa is granted.
Being able to reunite with family members has always been a dream of many migrants including Australian migrants. There are several other family visas for you to choose from.
Contact VEM today so that our professional consultant can support you as soon as possible.