Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) offers

Live & work freely in Australia

You have the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia without restrictions.

Indefinite residency

Your 5-year visa can be renewed an unlimited number of times.

Family support

Sponsorship is available for eligible family members.

Medicare benefits

Eligible for comprehensive health coverage through Medicare.

Homeownership assistance

Eligible for a $10,000 first home owners grant.

Higher education funding

Access financial aid through Higher Education Loans Program (HELP).

A clear path to citizenship

After 4 years of residency, you can become an Australian citizen.

Citizenship for children

Children of permanent residents are automatically citizens.

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) lets a parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia permanently.

Visa Benefits

  • Move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident
  • Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • Meet the balance-of-family test, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway or hold a Subclass 173 visa
  • Have an Assurance of Support, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • Not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Have paid back any debt owed to the Australian Government
  • Sign the Australian values statement
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Meet the genuine temporary stay requirement
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused in Australia

Application Process

Check your eligibility and apply for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) with the help of our expert migration consultants. Simplify the process, meet the requirements, and benefit from our services, expertise, guidance, experience, and ongoing support.

Retirement Pathway

You can apply for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) as a retiree if:

  • On 8 May 2018, you held or had previously held an Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visa or Retirement (subclass 410)
  • You have not held any other substantive visa between 8 May 2018 and the date you applied for the Parent visa

If you apply for this visa as a retiree, you do not need to meet the balance of family test, have an assurance of support or a sponsor.

Sponsorship

You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor for this visa. Usually, you would be sponsored by an eligible child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation. We must approve the sponsorship.

Balance-of-Family Test

You must meet the balance-of-family test. If you apply for this visa as a retiree, you do not need to meet the balance of family test. If you hold a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173), you have already met the balance of family test.

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