Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143)

The Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 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.

Find out which visa is suitable for you, speak to a registered migration agent.

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA 143

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

HEALTH AND CHARACTER

  • You must meet health and character requirements