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:

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 difference is that the Subclass 864 Visa has an age requirement while the Subclass 143 Visa does not. To apply for a Subclass 864 Visa, migrants must be old enough to receive Australia's age pension. 

The rest of the main requirements around sponsorship, assurance of support, and the balance-of-family test are the same.

The Subclass 143 Visa is the Contributory Contributory 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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