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Requirements for Parent Visa for Eligible Australian Resident and Citizen

Requirements for Parent Visa for Eligible Australian Resident and Citizen

A Contributory Parent visa is for parents who would like to move to Australia to be closer to their children and is a great pathway into Australia for parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who is living and settled in Australia.

When applying for the Contributory Parent visa there are two steps involved to obtaining your permanent visa:

You will first need to apply for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173); once your visa has been granted you may apply for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) which will be your permanent visa.

If you apply for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa you will be able to live in Australia for up to two years, but please keep in mind that you will not be able to extend or renew your visa as it is temporary.

Once your Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173) is granted you will have two years to apply for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) which is your permanent visa and you must apply before your temporary visa expires.

Once your temporary visa is granted you will be allowed to work and study in Australia and access to Medicare.

If you then apply for the permanent visa and once your permanent visa is granted you will be allowed to live in Australia indefinitely, work and study in Australia, access to Medicare, apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible), travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa was granted and after that date you will then need to apply for a resident return visa and sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence.

You will only be allowed to apply for this visa if you are outside of Australia and you will also need to be outside of Australia when the visa is granted. You may only apply in Australia if your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia.

Payments:

Our costs for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173): The ONE derland professional fee for this visa is currently set at $3,500 AUD plus GST.

This fee excludes Assurance of Support (AOS), medical examination, visa charge, translation of documents (if required), and other associated charges.

Visa application charge for the Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173):

The charge for lodging this application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection are as follows:

Base application charge:

AUD $2,370

Additional Applicant Charge (aged 18 and over):

AUD $1,185

Additional Applicant Charge (aged under 18):

AUD $595

Second instalment for each applicant:

AUD $29,130

Our costs for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143):

The ONE derland professional fee for this visa is currently set at $1,500 AUD plus GST.

This fee excludes skill assessment, medical examination, visa charge, translation of documents (if required), and other associated charges.

Visa application charge for the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143):

The charge for lodging this application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection are as follows:

Base application charge:

AUD $325

Additional Applicant Charge (aged 18 and over):

AUD $165

Additional Applicant Charge (aged under 18):

AUD $80

Second instalment for each applicant:

AUD $19,420

There are several requirements in order to apply for this visa:

You may be able to get this visa if you have a child in Australia who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia and who is eligible to sponsor you.

If you have none of the above but your child has been a lawful resident in Australia for at least two years (a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizens if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances) then you may also apply for this visa.

You will need to be sponsored, meet the health and character requirements as well as the balance of a family test.

A family test basically measures your ties to Australia.

In order to meet this requirement you will need to have at least half of your children living in Australia permanently or more of your children are living in Australia permanently than in any other country.

You will need to meet this requirement to be granted this visa. Unfortunately even in compelling or exceptional circumstances this requirement cannot be waivered.

The table below will be able to help you understand more about the family test with some examples:

Total no of children:

Number of children usually living in Australia

Number of children usually living in countries other than Australia

Meets family balance test

Country A

Country B

Country C

Country D

1

1

YES

2

1

1

YES

3

1

1

1

NO

4

2

2

YES

4

1

1

2

NO

5

1

2

1

1

NO

5

2

1

1

1

YES

6

2

1

2

1

NO

Your sponsor will need to be 18 years of age or older and living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa. Your child, or your child’s spouse or de facto partner can sponsor you.

If your child is under the age of 18 years there are other options for you.

You may then be sponsored by your child’s spouse only if they have already turned 18 years of age or older and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident in Australia or New Zealand citizen who is eligible to sponsor.

You may also be sponsored by a relative or guardian of your child, a relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.

A community organisation can only sponsor you or your parent/s if they can prove there is a relationship between the organisation and you or if a senior representative agrees to support your parent/s after their arrival in Australia.

If you want to sponsor your parent/s you will need to provide a written undertaking that you are fully capable of supporting your parent for their first two years in Australia.

This also applies to any dependent accompanying family members.

You will need to provide them with accommodation, financial assistance and support.

An Assurance of Support (AOS) must be provided if you are applying for the permanent visa under the Contributory Parent visa category.

To find further information regarding your eligibility to apply for a Contributory Parent visa in Australia, please contact our Migration Agent in  Perth for an appointment on: (+61) 08 94775831 or email:[email protected].

 

Published On: December 15th, 2014 / Categories: Blog, General Info, Parent Visa /

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