There are certain visa options available for different categories of immigrants that allow them to live and stay in Australia. The Contributory Parent Visa 173 is a temporary subclass visa that allows the parent of a permanent resident of Australia, an Australian citizen or an eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia temporarily.
What Is the Subclass 173 Visa Australia
The Subclass 173 Visa is one of the best options for a parent of an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or an eligible New Zealand to temporarily live in Australia for up to 2 years. This temporary visa also works as a pathway to applying for the permanent Contributory Parent Visa subclass 143.
What are the Subclass 173 Visa Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the temporary Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173 you must be sponsored by a child who is either a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian or New Zealand citizen. The applicant must also meet the balance-of-family test to qualify for the visa criteria.
It is important to notice that the applicant must not hold or have applied for a Sponsored Parent Subclass 870 visa while applying for the Subclass 173 visa.
Facilities of the Subclass 173 Visa
This visa allows you to live and stay in Australia for up to 2 years since it is a permanent subclass visa. You will be able to enjoy the following in Australia once you hold the Parent Subclass 173 visa:
- Reside in Australia for a time period of up to 2 years.
- Work and study without government support in Australia.
- Get enrolled in Australian Public Health Care schemes.
- Also, apply for the permanent Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143.
Contributory Parent Visa 173 Cost
The expense of the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173 starts from AUD 31,980. The payment for the visa is done in two instalments as per the government instructions. There might be certain add-ons to the initial amount as subject to health tests, more family members and so on.
Contributory Parent Visa Processing Time
There is no specified processing time for the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173 as the waiting time is dependent on various factors of your application. The applications are subject to queueing and capping so it is rather difficult to specify a certain period of time.
Family migration visas are highly in demand and hence, they usually take longer than other visas to be granted. However, your application may take longer than usual to be processed if:
- You haven’t provided all the documents or information required.
- Information filled in may be incorrect.
- Information may take longer to verify.
- Haven’t filled in the visa application charges.
In order to have a higher chance of acceptance, your application should be precise and up to the mark with all correct information. DMS helps you prepare a concise and perfect application that will have the best chances of being successful.
How long does this visa allow you to stay in Australia?
Since this is a temporary subclass visa, the residing period for emigrants is up to 2 years. You can easily travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want within these two years. If you wish to stay longer, the visa cannot be extended but you can definitely apply for the permanent Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143.
Do you need to be in Australia while Applying
No, applications are not required to be in Australia while applying for the visa or while the visa is being processed. However, you cannot apply for this visa if you already have applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent Subclass 870 Visa.
Can you add more family members to the Application?
Yes, the visa allows you to add more family members to the application but should also be out of Australia if you are while the application is being processed. Also, the charges for the visa will also increase accordingly. The family members too should meet the health and character requirements for the application to be accepted and the visa to be granted.
The temporary Contributory Parent Visa subclass 173 is a great opportunity for parents who wish to move to Australia where they have an eligible child to sponsor them. It is considered a pathway to applying for the permanent Contributory Parent Visa subclass 143 if you wish to extend your stay or stay longer in Australia.
DMS can help you prepare a concise and up to the mark visa application that will have the best chances of being successful. Let us know if you have any queries in the comments section.