Parent Visa


If you are outside Australia, you may eligible to apply for parent migration under two types of visas: Parent (Migrant) Visa (subclass 103) and Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa. Parent (Migrant) Visa (subclass 103) has a waiting period of around 25 years. The applicant of Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa is required to pay the Australian government relevant fees to support themselves for future medical expenses. The Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa can be divided into two types: Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa (subclass 143) and Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 173).

The applicant of subclass 143 visa is required to pay for the contributory fees in one installment while the applicant of subclass 173 visa can pay for the contributory amount in separate installments within two years. After paying all the contributory fees, the applicant will be granted with a permanent visa. The contributory amount increases each year.

You might be eligible to apply for a parent category visa if:

  • you have a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen

  • your child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years before you lodge your visa application

  • you have a sponsor

  • you meet the Balance of family test criteria

  • you meet health and character requirements.

Parent Visa (subclass 103)

You might be able to get a Parent visa (subclass 103) if you:

  • have a child who is:

  • an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen

  • lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years (a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizens if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances)

  • meet the balance-of-family test

  • meet health and character requirements

  • have a sponsor.

Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)

You might be able to get a permanent Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 143) if you either:

  • hold a temporary Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

  • have a child who is:

  • an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen

  • lawfully resident in Australia for about two years (a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizens if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances)

  • meet the balance-of-family test

  • have an accepted assurance of support

  • meet health and character requirements.

Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)

You might be able to get a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) if you:

  • have a child who is:

  • an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen

  • lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years (a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizens if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances)

  • have a sponsor

  • meet the balance of family test

  • meet health and character requirements.

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