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Subclass 143 is a permanent parent visa that enables eligible parents of an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to live in Australia, indefinitely. Subclass 143 can be applied directly, or split into two application, by initially applying for Subclass 173.
Subclass 173 is a temporary residency application for eligible parents of an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to live in Australia for two years. Subclass 173 can be applied first to spread the costs of Subclass 143 visa across its processing time.
To be approved as a Subclass 173 visa, you must:
To be eligible for a Subclass 143 application, you must:
You meet the balance of family test if:
A child is an eligible child if they are:
Any other child of the parent is an ineligible child.
Children are not counted if they:
Subclass 143 is permanent visa. The initial phase of the application cost $4,225 for the main applicant and $1,425 for spouse (of the main applicant, if included in the application). The second instalment for each applicant is approximately $43,600. This visa takes approximately 3.5 to 4.5 years to process and is a permanent visa from approval.
Given the financial commitment of Subclass 143, you can opt to apply for a Subclass 173 to begin the permanent residency pathway, and apply for Subclass 143 once Subclass 173 is granted. This enables you to split the payments between the two visa subclass instead of one.
Subclass 173 is a temporary visa with an initial application fee of $2,850 and $1,425 for secondary applicant. Before the visa is granted the second instalment of $29,130 is required to be paid, and takes approximately 3 to 3.5 years to process. The applicants are granted a 2 year temporary visa. Before this visa expires they must pay an additional $19,420 and apply for the permanent visa subclass 143.
Apply for a Subclass 173 Visa
To begin your parent's permanent residency journey, you begin with by applying for a Subclass 173 Parent Visa.
Pay the Second Instalment of Subclass 173
Before the visa is granted the second instalment of $29,130 is required to be paid.
Apply for Subclass 143 - Permanent Parent Visa
You are eligible to apply for the Permanent Parent visa after the successful grant of Subclass 173. Once the 143 is granted, you will become a permanent resident in Australia.
We have summarised a cost estimate for a Parent Visa application as below.
You may be eligible for the grant of a bridging visa for Parent (Subclass 103), Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) or Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 173) visa application during the period in which the COVID-19 concessions are in place.
You are eligible for a bridging visa if:
If you held a substantive visa at the time of your visa application, you may be able to apply for and be granted a Bridging visa A.
If you did not hold a substantive visa at the time you made your visa application, you will not be eligible for a BVA, but maybe granted a Bridging visa E.
If you lodged a paper application for a Parent or Contributory Parent visa at an office outside Australia, you will not meet the criteria for the grant of a bridging visa in association with your visa application.
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