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Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)

Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)

The Subclass 143 visa, also known as the Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa, is an Australian visa designed for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. This visa allows parents to live in Australia on a permanent basis and join their children who are settled in the country.

Key features of the Subclass 143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa:

  1. Parental Relationship: The Subclass 143 visa is intended for parents who wish to live in Australia with their child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  1. Contributory Requirement: This visa is considered “contributory” because applicants are required to make a significant contribution to the Australian government’s social security system through a higher visa application charge. This charge helps cover the potential cost of healthcare and social services for parents.
  1. Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Subclass 143 visa, applicants must meet certain age and health requirements. They must also have a child who is settled in Australia and is willing to sponsor them.
  1. Balance of Family Test: In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet the “balance of family” test, which assesses the number of their children who are living lawfully and permanently in Australia compared to those who are living overseas.
  1. Permanent Residency: The Subclass 143 visa provides permanent residency to the parents. This means they can live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely and have access to certain social benefits.
  1. Health and Character Checks: Like all Australian visas, applicants and any family members accompanying them must meet health and character requirements.
  1. Visa Application Charge: The Subclass 143 visa has a higher visa application charge compared to other parent visa options. The higher charge is the “contributory” component.
  1. Processing Time: The processing time for the Subclass 143 visa can vary. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of their intended travel.
  1. Dependent Family Members: In most cases, dependent family members (spouse/partner and dependent children) can be included in the application. They must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Note : It’s important to note that immigration policies and visa requirements can change. To ensure accurate and up-to-date information, it’s recommended to consult our registered migration agent (Ms Urmila Sumeet Kumar or Mr Manmohan Makkar) before applying for a Subclass 143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa.

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