Contributory Parent Visa Specialist in Melbourne
A contributory parent visa is the preferred option for those applicants who are looking for faster visa options. The non-contributory parent visa is comparatively cheaper but it has a long processing and waiting period that can last up to 30 years. The contributory parent visa processing time is much faster and allows the parent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live, study and work in Australia. Excel Migration is the leading contributory parent visa specialist agency in Melbourne. We provide you with complete assistance in filing a parent visa application.
There are two pathways of applying for a contributory aged parent visa for Australia:
- Subclass 173, which is a temporary visa and
- Subclass 143 – a permanent visa
The temporary contributory parent visa 173 can be applied offshore and is valid for 2 years.
Once you are in Australia, you can apply for the permanent contributory parent visa 143 within the 2 year validity period of the temporary visa.
Or you may choose to skip the temporary visa altogether and apply directly for the permanent visa subclass 143. For both visas, you can include your partner or your partners’ biological or stepchild. Since the permanent contributory parent visa subclass 143 is more expensive, sometimes the applicants also choose temporary visa subclass 173, which allows them to spread out payments for the contributory parent visa over several years.
Eligibility for a Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173 (for applicants)
- You should be the parent of an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
- Your child should have been living in Australia for more than 2 years
- Your child should sponsor you
- You should clear the ‘balance of family test’ – the majority of your children should be citizens or permanent residents of Australia
- You should meet the health and character requirements
- You or your sponsor should not owe any debt to the Australian government
Eligibility for Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 (for applicants)
- You should be a holder of contributory parent visa subclass 173
- You should have followed all rules and conditions of the temporary visa
Benefits of Parent Visa 143
- With a permanent contributory parent visa 143, you will be able to live indefinitely in Australia.
- You can live, study and work without restriction and will have access to MEDICARE – the premier health care system of Australia.
- Moreover, you can sponsor your eligible relatives to come to Australia.
- You can also start the application for Australian citizenship. You can enter and exit Australia multiple times for 5 years.
Eligibility for Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143 (for sponsor)
- Should be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
- Should be at least 18 years of age
- Should be biological, adoptive or stepchild of the applicant
- Should provide sponsorship to the applicant
- Be a community organisation
If a community organisation is a sponsor then the valid proof is required of the nature of the relationship between the organisation and the applicant. This also requires an agreement by the senior representative of the organisation of willingness to financially support the applicant after they arrive in Australia.
Relationship Evidence Requirement for Contributory Parent Visa
In addition to eligibility, both visa subclass 143 and 173 require evidence of the relationship between the applicants with the sponsor. As an applicant you require:
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Guardianship evidence
- A family book that shows the nature of the relationship
- Any other valid document that shows the nature of the relationship between the applicant and sponsor
If the sponsor is a community organisation, you also need to submit the certificate of registration, evidence of authority given to the representative and the written agreement of the representative on behalf of the organisation to support you after you arrive in Australia.
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