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What is the Subclass 143 – Contributory Parent visa?

  • The Subclass 143 – Contributory Parent is for a parent of settled Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia permanently.
  • Eligible citizens or permanent residents can sponsor their parent/s to reside in Australia.
  • This visa enables you to live in Australia with permanent residency, to be close to your family where most of your children are eligible settled sponsors.


Eligibility Criteria

  • You are the parent of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You can demonstrate that you satisfy the balance of family test, where more of your children reside in Australia permanently than abroad and are eligible to sponsor you for this visa.
  • Your sponsor can make an Assurance of Support through the Department of Human Services, an agreement to reimburse the Department for benefits obtained.
  • You meet health and character requirements.


  • We can also assist you with your family sponsor application.
  • You must be offshore when applying for this visa.
  • You must be offshore when a decision is being made on your application.
  • This visa requires applicants to be sponsored.
  • You may be able to visit your onshore partner during the processing of this visa, on a Visitor visa.
  • This visa grants you multiple travel facilities – that is, you can arrive and depart Australia on this visa.
  • Your dependents or partner may also apply for this visa if you intend for them to migrate with you. You must be able to prove this relationship.
  • You meet health and character requirements.
  • This visa is costly, with a two-stage Visa Application Charge that totals approximately $47, 000. This excludes any health or security checks required.
  • This visa is subject to migration ceilings that only allow a certain number of visas to be granted each year.
  • This visa has an extensive global processing time, which can be found here https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times

* Non-Retirement pathway.

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