Contributory Parent Visa

The Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) lets the parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens permanently stay in Australia.

MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Contributory Parent Visa holders can:

  • Live in Australia as a permanent resident
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • Sponsor eligible relatives to go to Australia
  • If eligible, apply for Australian citizenship

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for the Contributory Parent Visa, candidates must:

  • Have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, unless applying as a retiree
  • Have an eligible sponsor, which is usually the child as mentioned above, unless the candidate is applying as a retiree
  • Have an Assurance of Support, unless applying as a retiree
  • Meet Australia’s balance-of-family test, unless the candidate holds a Subclass 173 Visa or is applying as a retiree
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Subclass 143 visa is a permanent residency visa, which means it lets visa holders live in Australia indefinitely.

Candidates can include members of their family unit in their application when applying for their visa. 

Candidates who apply as retirees can include their partner when applying, provided their partner is also a retiree. Furthermore, candidates who apply as retirees can’t include children in their applications.

The Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) and the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) are both permanent residence visas for the parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. 

The main differences are in the following requirements:

  • Age: Candidates must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia (66 years and 6 months at the time of writing) to apply for the Subclass 864 Visa. There is no age requirement for the Subclass 143 Visa.
  • Sponsorship: Candidates must have sponsorship to apply for the Subclass 864 Visa. However, applicants for the Subclass 143 Visa will only need sponsorship if they don’t meet the requirements to apply as a retiree.
  • Assurance of Support: Subclass 864 Visa applicants must have an assurance of support, but Subclass 143 applicants who qualify to apply as retirees do not. 
  • Balance-of-family test: To apply for a Subclass 864 visa, applicants must meet the balance-of-family test. However, this is not necessary for Subclass 143 applicants who qualify to apply as retirees.

The Subclass 143 Visa is the Contributory Aged Parent Visa.

The ‘contributory’ element is a substantial financial contribution that visa applicants must make to compensate for the rights awarded to them as permanent residents, such as health care, as they have never made any tax contributions towards these rights as someone who’s lived outside of Australia. 

The Parent Visa (Subclass 103), on the other hand, does not have a contributory element.

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