143 Contributory Parent Visa

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Project Introduction

This permanent visa lets a parent or step-parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen move to Australia.

Project Advantages

No age limits for applicants
Short waiting period for visa, priority processing
Sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia after you granted a visa for 5 years
Move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident
Apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible

Application requirements

You cannot apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
You must have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor for this visa. Usually you would be sponsored by an eligible child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation.
You must meet the balance-of-family test. You meet the balance of family test if:
At least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
There are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country
You must be able to obtain an assurance of support. An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa.
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement.
You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our character requirement.
If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or have an approved arrangement in place to pay it back.
You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must have read, or had explained to you, the Life in Australia book and sign an Australian Values Statement that confirms you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.
If you apply for this visa as a retiree, you must maintain adequate health insurance until you are granted a Parent visa. Your insurance should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.
The Immigration Department will not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Application Process

Conduct a preliminary assessment of the applicant and sponsor
Prepare the visa application documents
Submit visa application and obtain file number
Pass the AOS Assurance of Support
Pass health examination and character requirements
Payment of contribution
Visa grant