143 Parent Visa

Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143)

The 143 visa allows parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia permanently

At least half of the applicant’s children must live in Australia or the applicant must have more children living in Australia than in any other country.

SPONSOR
You must be sponsored. Usually, this will be your child who must be:

• 18 years old or older
• A settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

BALANCE OF FAMILY TEST
• At least half of your children live permanently in Australia, or
• More of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country

You do not have to meet the BoFT If;
• you hold a Subclass 173 Temporary Contributory Parent Visa or, your subclass 173 ended in the 28 days immediately before you apply for this is or,
• your subclass 884 visa ended more than 28 days before you apply for this visa, but you can show compassionate and compelling reasons to be considered to still hold the visa.

FAMILY
you can include in your visa application:

-> Your partner
-> Your or your partner’s child or step-child

LOCATION WHEN YOU APPLY
You can be in or outside of Australia when you apply for this visa

LOCATION WHEN YOUR APPLICATION IS DECIDED
If any of the following apply to you, you can be in or outside of Australia when the visa is decided

• you hold Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
• you hold a bridging visa.

HEALTH AND CHARACTER
You must meet health and character requirements

Pay the first instalment for the 143 visa when you apply

Applicant type Cost – main applicant  Cost – additional applicant 18 and over Cost – additional applicant under 18 
You applied for a Parent visa (subclass 103) before 1 July 2003 and you withdraw the application when you apply for this subclass 143 visa. AUD Nil AUD Nil AUD Nil
You hold a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) when you apply for this subclass 143 visa
orYou previously held a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) but hold a substituted subclass 600 visa (granted under Ministerial intervention) when you apply for this subclass 143 visa.

or

Your Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) ended in the 28 days immediately before you apply for this subclass 143 visa

AUD 340 AUD 170 AUD85
Your Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) ended more than 28 days before you apply for the visa but you can show compassionate and compelling reasons to be considered to still hold the visa. AUD 2,470 AUD 1,235 AUD 620
All other applicants. AUD 3,855 AUD 1,300 AUD 650

Pay the second instalment for the 143 visa when we ask you to

Applicant type Cost

All of the following apply to you:
• You hold a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) at the time of application for this subclass 143 visa.
• You were under 18 at the time of application for the subclass 173 visa.
• You are applying for this subclass 143 visa as a child or step child of an applicant for this subclass 143 visa.

AUD Nil
All of the following apply:
• You previously held a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) but hold a substituted subclass 600 visa (granted under Ministerial intervention) when you apply for this subclass 143 visa (or you are the child or step child of this applicant).
• You were under 18 at the time of application for the subclass 173 visa.
• You are applying for this subclass 143 visa as a dependent child or step child of an applicant for this subclass 143 visa.
AUD Nil
Both of the following apply:
• You are applying for this subclass 143 visa as a dependent child of an applicant for this subclass 143 visa.
• You are under 18 at the time of application for this subclass 143 visa.
AUD 2,095
Both of the following apply:
• You have previously held a subclass Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173).
• The Minister is satisfied that compassionate and compelling circumstances exist for you to be considered to still be the holder of a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) at the time you apply for the visa.
AUD 17,545
You hold a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) when you apply for this subclass 143 visa. AUD 19,420
Your Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) ended in the 28 days immediately before you apply for this subclass 143 visa. AUD 19,420
You previously held a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) but hold a substituted subclass 600 visa (granted under Ministerial intervention) when you apply for this subclass 143 visa. AUD 19,420
All other applicants AUD 43,600

How long will it take to get a decision on your visa application?

75% of Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143  are processed within 49 months

90% of Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143  are processed within 55 months

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