Subclass 173 visa – your parents’ tickets to Australia via sponsorship
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government intends to cut down on the number of visa grants for Family visas. Specifically, the original number of visas in 2020 was 7,371, but this number may be decreased down to 4,500. So what should the applicants do to obtain the Subclass 173 visa approval and gain the 5 benefits the 173 visa brings.
What is a Contributory Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 173?
It is a temporary visa allowing parents who want to come to live with their children in one of the best countries in the world.
Benefits of having a Subclass 173 visa
|Residence benefits|| |
|Free entries benefits||Travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want in 2 years|
|Social security benefits||Receive an Australian’s medicare|
|Education benefits||Can work and study in Australia (but not eligible for Austudy subsidise)|
|Sponsor family member benefits||Can apply with another eligible family member|
To have a full understanding of those 5 benefits, you should contact VEM now. We’ll give detailed information and explanations for you and your family.
The requirements of a Contributory Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 173
|The sponsor|| |
|The applicant|| |
If you and the applicants can’t fulfil those requirements, your chances of not getting a visa approval may be quite inevitable. To figure out the best solution for your case, schedule your appointment with VEM now so that our professional migration consultant can assist you.
Besides, if VEM doesn’t see the potential in your Contributory Parent visa – Subclass 173 visa grant, not only we’ll let you know our honest opinion, but we’ll also look for other types of Family visas for you.
Step by step of a Contributory Parent visa – Subclass 173
- Step 1: Checking if you meet the requirements.
- Step 2: Making the application.
- 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
For your information, all Subclass 173 visas are processed in Perth, Australia. Our headquarter is in Perth, Australia. Also, Mr Phong Cao – CEO of VEM is currently living and working at Perth.
You are guaranteed to receive support even while you’re in Australia.
The cost of a Subclass 173 visa
|Types of charges and fees||The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the visa applicant||For the accompany member|
|First instalment||2,850|| |
|Second instalment||29,130|| |
Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
The visa application fee is appropriate 31,390AUD and divided into 2 instalments. Any family members who apply with you will also be charged.
If you fail, you’ll lose all the money on the first instalment. Thus, when deciding to lodge your application, you have to be carefully prepared.
If you’re not sure whether your document is sufficient or not, contact VEM now for consultancy from Mr Phong Cao (CEO of VEM) who is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877).
Whoever is licensed by the government must give advice according to the Australian migration laws and regulations and be responsible for their advice to the clients. That’s why you can fully trust the support from Mr Phong Cao.
Processing times of Subclass 173 visa
According to our 10 years of experience of working as an Australian migration agent, the processing times for a Contributory Parent visa – Subclass 173 are usually around 3 to 4 years. However, this time can vary depending on your specific case.
To make a good impression on the Australian Department of Home Affairs, you should choose a professional migration agency.
Notes about a Subclass 173 visa
You cannot extend for a longer stay and cannot re – apply this visa. You do not need to pay for assurance support when applying for this visa (different from Subclass 143).
However, you can stay in Australia for 2 years and be able to apply for a Subclass 143 visa to become a permanent resident. You must comply with the visa conditions: “8502” and “8515” before applying for a Subclass 173 visa.
Common reasons for a Subclass 173 visa rejection
Consider these following cases before your Subclass 173 visa lodgement to avoid visa rejection:
- The applicants must not hold any official Australian visas and not had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.
- Must not be banned from any visa application.
Frequently asked questions
You cannot apply for any bridging visa while waiting for the case officer to deicide your application.
ABSOLUTELY. You can include your partner, child or your partner’s child in your application. If they are granted a visa, they will have the same benefits and obligations as you.
Can I change my application from a Subclass 173 to a Subclass 143 without being placed back to the queue again?
Contact VEM to be advised according to your circumstances.
No, you cannot. This visa only allows you to stay in Australia for 2 years. After that you must apply for a Subclass 143 visa or another visa.
The applicants must be outside of Australia when the visa is granted. However, during the application process, the applicants can choose to apply while they’re in or outside of Australia.
The information about a Subclass 173 visa provided in this article has been approved by Mr Phong Cao. Therefore, the article is completely trustworthy.
If you have any further questions, please leave a comment below and we’ll contact you back as soon as possible.