Parent Visa subclass 173

Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173)

The 173 visa allows parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia temporarily

Applicants who want to stay in Australia permanently can then apply for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143).

The benefit of applying for this visa before the permanent contributory parent visa subclass 143 is that the costs are spread over a number of years.

You must meet the follwoing requirements to be able to apply for the Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173)

The benefit of applying for this visa before the permanent contributory parent visa subclass 143 is that the costs are spread over a number of years.

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

FAMILY
You can include in your visa application:
• Your partner
• Your or your partner’s child or step-child

HEALTH AND CHARACTER
You must meet health and character requirements

This visa is paid in two parts, called instalments.

First instalment
Pay the first instalment 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 173 visa. AUD Nil AUD Nil AUD Nil
All other applicants AUD 2,595 AUD 1,300 AUD 650

 

Second instalment
Pay the second instalment when we ask you to.

 

Applicant type Cost
You are applying as a dependent child or step child of an applicant for this visa. AUD 2,095
All other applicants AUD 29,130

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

Information on processing times for the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173 is unavailable due to the low volume of applications.

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