Subclass 143 – Contributory Parent (Migrant) Visa


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This visa issued to the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents, allowing them to live in Australia for a maximum of ten years.

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The subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent Temporary visa is granted for two years and, in order to remain in Australia permanently

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This visa subclass 173 lets the parent of a Australian citizen, and permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia for up to 2 years.

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Subclass 143 Visa

The Subclass 143 visa is a permanent visa that allows parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia indefinitely. This visa is a pathway for parents who have already held the temporary Subclass 173 visa for at least two years.

Key features of Subclass 143 visa:


  • Provides permanent residency in Australia.
  • Allows the visa holder to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely.
  • Provides access to Medicare (Australia’s public healthcare system).
  • Requires payment of a higher visa application charge compared to other parent visa options, due to the two-stage process involving the temporary visa (Subclass 173) first.
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Eligibility for Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143

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To be eligible for the Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143), you will need to:

  • Be sponsored by an eligible sponsor which is usually your child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation. This sponsorship must be approved by the Department.

  • Meet necessary health requirements.

  • Meet necessary character requirements.

  • Sign the Australian Values Statement.

  • Meet the Balance of Family Test

  • Have paid back all debts to the Australian government.

  • Not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.

Contributory Parent Visa 143 Checklist

The Parent Visa 143 Checklist will provide you with the information to carry out the process without facing any difficulty.

  • The passport needs to be checked and verified first.
  • Collect all your required documents and submit it to the authorized person.
  • While applying for this Contributory Parent Subclass 143, you should always remember that if you are applying this as a retiree then you should not be in immigration clearance. You can apply for this visa either from inside or outside Australia.
  • The concerned authority will inform you when they will receive your application and documents.
  • If your visa is granted you will receive the details of it such as the visa grant number, date from which the visa would be applicable, and conditions regarding the visa

What Is The Processing Time For Parent Visa 143?

There is no particular time for assessing Parent Visa 143. It is on a ‘first come first serve basis’. It might take a longer time if your particulars are not clearly provided. The Parent Visa 143 Processing time might take longer time if the application form is not properly filled or you do not include all the documents as per the application form, or if more information is required for the verification purpose. Verification is not possible for Visa Subclass 143 if you do not serve proper information. Family migration visas are quite popular that is why it requires more time to be granted.


Disclaimer: ‘Rapid Education and visa consultant’ is an independent consulting firm which are not linked in anyway with the Australian ‘Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA). Info on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a tailored migration advice based on your personal conditions, feel free to contact us on 61-3-96630944 our registered Migration agent.

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