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Contributory Parent 143 Visa

The Contributory Parent 143 Visa lets parents of a settled Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia permanently for five years.

Contributory Parent 143 Visa Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the 143 Visa, the parent must have;

  • a child (18 years or older) who is either an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • at least half of your and your partner’s children living in Australia or more of your children living in Australia than any other country.

You can include the following family members in your application;

  • Your partner
  • Your or your partner’s child or step-child.

Visa Obligations

When you are granted a 143 visa, you can;

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enroll in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years

If the visa is granted, the following requirements must be met:

Applicant and family members

You, your accompanying spouse and dependent family members must comply with all Australian laws as permanent residents.

Sponsor

Your sponsor must continue to help you and your accompanying spouse and dependent family members settle in Australia by:

  • Support
  • Accommodation
  • Financial assistance

The sponsor must comply with the obligation for the first two years of residency in Australia.

Government Benefits:

If you are granted this visa, you will have a waiting period before you become eligible to receive the most social security payments.

Waiting periods are generally two years for most social security payments and ten years for age pension payments.

Free Online Visa Assessment

Are you ready to take the next step?

Complete our free online parent visa assessment and we will provide free advice on your visa eligibility, visa options, and the next key steps.