Subclass 173 visa – your parents’ tickets to Australia via sponsorship
A Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa allows parents to come to live in Australia temporarily. How many Subclass 173 visa will be granted in 2023-2024? How to prepare and apply for this visa? Let’s dive in to get advice from our qualified and experienced consultant.
What is a (offshore) Subclass 173 visa?
Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa – Subclass 173 visa allows a parent of a settled Australian citizen/permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia temporarily.
Visa 173 is valid for 2 years. After that, you may need to apply for a Subclass 143 visa for permanent residency.
Benefits of a Subclass 173 visa
|Work and study|
You can also consider a different pathway of the similar visa category – Remaining Relative Visa – Subclass 115.
The requirements of a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa
|The sponsor (children)|
|The applicant (parent)|
Contact VEM for further assistance. With more than 12 years experience in the migration field, our consultant will help you to choose the most suitable migration pathway.
Step by step to apply for a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa
- Step 1: Check if you meet the Subclass 173 requirement.
- Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 173 visa.
- Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 4: Receive Subclass 173 visa.
In addition, all Subclass 173 Australia visas are processed in Perth (Western Australia). Since VEM is also located in Perth, you always receive our support.
The cost of Subclass 173 visa application
|For the main applicant||For the additional applicant|
|Second instalment (if required)||AUD29,130|
Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
The Subclass 173 visa fee has increased since July 1, 2022 and may increase every financial year.
Contact VEM for updates. Mr. Peter Cao (CEO of VEM), a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877) and member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648), has always been among the first people to get updates of Australian immigration changes. Therefore, VEM’s clients are always well informed and advised.
Subclass 173 processing time
There is no information on processing time for Subclass 173 visa applications at the present time.
Frequently asked questions
Unfortunately, no. The Subclass 173 visa only allows the applicants to stay in Australia for 2 years. If you want to continue to live in Australia, you can apply for Subclass 143 visa or other visas.
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.
The applicant can be onshore or offshore at the time of applying. However, they must be offshore when being granted the visa.
No. You need to prepare a new application to apply for a Subclass 143 visa.
With 12 years of experience and an understanding of Australian migration law and culture, we always try our best to support clients. Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia, will provide you with the most suitable migration pathway and support you.
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