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Parent Visa 143

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Australia is known for its attractive migration policies, and one of the most popular is the Contributory Parent Visa – Subclass 143.

It’s a great way for parents to reunite with their children who are settled in Australia.

But what exactly does this visa entail? Let’s break it down.

What is the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143

The Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) is a visa option for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to permanently reside in Australia. Here’s a summarized overview of the visa:

About the Visa:

 It’s a permanent visa.

Applicants can be inside or outside Australia during the application.

It allows the parent of a setled Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand resident to stay permanently in Australia.

Requirements for Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143

The requirements for subclass 143 visa are-

 Must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor, typically your child. If the child is under 18, sponsorship can come from an eligible relative or community organization.

Must meet health and character requirements.

Sign the Australian Values Statement..

Meet the Balance of Family Test.

Clear all debts to the Australian government.

Cannot have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.

Benefits of the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143

The benefits of parent visa 143 are-

 Stay in Australia indefinitely.

Work and study rights in Australia.

Enroll in Medicare.

Include family members in the application.

Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 processing time

Contributory parent visa 143 is subject to capping.

Capping’ means there is a maximum number of visas that can be granted each migration program year.

Once that number is reached, no more visas may be granted that year. All remaining visa applications will remain in the ‘queue’ until a place becomes available in a future program year.

Applications for the Contributory Parent visa submited before June 1, 2018, have been assigned a queue date based on their submission date. However, for applications submited on or after June 1, 2018, they will be evaluated first, and once they meet the initial criteria, a queue date will be assigned.

As at 30 September 2023, contributory parent visa applications have been queued up to May 2017.

The anticipated processing duration for new Contributory Parent visa applications is approximately 12 years.

Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 fee

 The initial application fee is AUD 4,765 (main applicant). A second instalment of AUD 43,600 is required for each applicant.

Payment is in two instalments: one at the application time and the other upon request.

Additional costs for health checks, police certificates, biometrics, and other potential checks.


For a smooth visa application, consulting a registered migration agent experienced in immigration legislation is recommended.



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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

Your child should either be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or a qualified New Zealand citizen. It’s essential that you meet the Balance of Family Test criteria, indicating that the majority of your children, or at least half of them, reside in Australia instead of any other nation.

A subclass 173 parent visa permits parents to reside in Australia for a minimum of two years. This visa cannot be prolonged or renewed. Yet, if someone wants to lengthen their time in Australia, they can seek the contributory parent subclass 143 after living in the country for two years under the 173 visa.

A new Contributory Parent visa application may take at least 12 years to process.

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