Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)

Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) provides a permanent residency visa for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens living permanently in Australia. This category of visa was specifically created to provide permanent reunification with family members already present in Australia.

Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) applications can be long and complicated processes. Based on current planning levels, processing times could take at least 12 years based on eligibility criteria, visa conditions, the application process, and benefits associated with it. Here we discuss the eligibility criteria, and conditions of the Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143).

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Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) you must meet certain eligibility requirements:

Have an eligible child: To be eligible for the Retirement Pathway, your children must either be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens who are settled in Australia. This requirement does not apply.

Meet the Balance-of-Family Test: If applying for the Retirement Pathway or holding a Subclass 173 visa, this requirement does not apply.

Establish an Affirmation of Support: In order to apply for the Retirement Pathway, this requirement does not apply.

Meet Health and Character Requirements: All those applying for visas must fulfill certain health and character criteria.

Before applying for this visa, neither you nor the parent should have held or applied for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 887) visa.

Condition of Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143)

If granted a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143), these conditions will apply:

Reside in Australia indefinitely: As a permanent resident, you can remain in Australia indefinitely.

Work and Study in Australia: Australia offers many opportunities for work and study.

Enroll in Australia’s Public Healthcare Scheme, Medicare: If eligible, Medicare allows Australian residents to enroll in its public healthcare scheme.

Sponsor family members to come to Australia: If eligible family members would like to come to visit Australia, you can sponsor their entry.

Australia for 5 Years: You are allowed to visit Australia as often as desired within 5 years from when your visa was granted, with multiple entries allowed on each visit.

Apply for Australian Citizenship: If eligible, you can submit an application for Australian citizenship if the criteria meet them.

Travel to and from Australia over 5 Years: Your visa allows for multiple entries within five years from its grant, provided its travel facility remains valid.

After your initial five-year travel facility has expired, to reenter Australia as a permanent resident you will require an Australian Resident Return Visa (RRV). It may also be worthwhile exploring Australian citizenship to eliminate the need for visas to enter Australia.

The application process for Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) applications involves two steps, with capping and queueing as both stages take place simultaneously. After reviewing eligibility requirements, applications will either be added to the queue or refused altogether.

If your application is placed into the queue, it will be processed as soon as a slot becomes available – in most cases, this could take at least twelve years depending on current planning levels.

Application Process

To apply for a visa, applicants must first fill out an online application form, submit supporting documents, and pay an application fee. Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) applications typically start from AUD47,955 with additional charges included per family member included as part of this fee payment plan; it can also be paid in two parts – when applying and again when requested by Home Affairs (DHA).

As well as paying the application fee, other costs associated with applying for a visa may include health checks, police certificates, and biometrics. Our Visa Pricing Estimator can help you estimate the total cost of applying for your visa application but bear in mind it does not take into account other associated expenses.

As a retiree applying for this visa, it must be done while within Australia but without immigration clearance. If applying from outside Australia, any family members applying with you must also be outside at the time of application.

The average processing time for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) is around 18-24 months, but it can vary depending on individual circumstances and processing capacity.

The Australian government sets an annual quota for Contributory Parent visas (subclass 143), which is currently set at 7,371 places for the 2022-23 program year.

The visa application fee for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) is currently AUD 47,755 per person, which must be paid in full at the time of application.

To be eligible for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143), applicants must have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Benefits of the Subclass 143 Contributory Parent Visa (CPV)

Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) holders enjoy many advantages. Some of these benefits are:

Permanent Residency in Australia: This visa grants parents permanent residency in Australia, enabling them to reside there indefinitely.

Work and Study in Australia: Visa holders have numerous opportunities available to them when working and studying in Australia, providing them with numerous work/study visa options.

Healthcare: Visa holders may qualify to join Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare.

Family Sponsorship: Visa holders can sponsor eligible family members who wish to visit Australia and obtain an Australian visa.

Travel: Visa holders have five years from their grant of visa to travel into and out of Australia.

Citizenship: Eligible visa holders may apply for Australian citizenship, removing the need for a visa when entering Australia.

Considerations for Applicants

Applying for a Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) can be an intricate and lengthy process with high processing times and application fees. Before beginning their application process, applicants should carefully evaluate their eligibility as well as any conditions that might apply, taking into account that demand outweighs supply, leading to long processing times and longer than necessary processing times.

Candidates should also explore alternative visa options, including the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) or Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870), which may better meet their needs.

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) offers parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens with permanent residency rights the chance to live in Australia permanently or indefinitely. It provides various advantages, such as permanent residency status, work and study opportunities, healthcare coverage, family sponsorship privileges, and travel privileges – however its application process can be complex with high application fees and extended processing times; prospective applicants should carefully consider eligibility as well as potential other visa options that may better fit their needs before making this application decision.

Important Note:
The information provided on this website regarding this visa program may be subject to change. We strongly advise all website visitors to check the Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date information and requirements before making any visa application. The Department of Home Affairs is the official authority on all visa matters, and their website should be your primary source of information. We cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or changes to the information provided on this website. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for the latest information.

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