Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa

The Australian government introduced the Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa, for the applicants who wish to immigrate to Australia. This visa is for those parents whose children are already Australian citizens.

With this visa, the applicant would be able to choose different medical or healthcare insurance plans. The applicant may also travel to and from Australia for a period of five years if he/she is granted this visa. If they match the requirements, then applicants can also apply for Australian citizenship. 

Why You Should Apply for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa?

The Contributory Parent Visa 143 offers multiple benefits, making it one of the most desired permanent immigrant visas. The applicant applying for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa can stay in Australia forever.

Because the Contributory Parent Visa offers permanent residency, the applicant is permitted to travel to and from Australia for a period of five years.

Eligibility Criteria & Requirements For Applying A Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa

The following are the eligibility requirements for applying for the 143 Visa:

  • The applicant must be a current Australian Permanent Resident, an eligible Australian Citizen, or an eligible New Zealand Citizen, and their child must have an accepted sponsor.
  • When applying through the Retirement Pathway, a child has to sponsor the parent. The sponsor’s approval should be granted by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Parents can be in or out of Australia during the time of visa application.
  • Any extra family members have to be present while the application is sent in.
  • Parents or any other members of the family indicated in the application are not permitted to travel on a visa with no additional stay limits unless a waiver is granted.
  • Character and health requirements must be met by the parents.
  • The family balance exam must be passed.
  • The applicant must not currently hold or have filed for a Subclass 870 Visa—another parent visa—to remain in Australia for (3) three to (10) ten years.

Document Checklist for Contributory Parent Subclass 143

Here is the list of documents you have to submit with your visa application for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Government Authorized Identification Proof
  • Parent Visa Application Form
  • Sponsorship (Form 40) Letter
  • Birth Certificates of All Your Children Within or Outside Australia
  • Marriage Certificate/Divorce Certificate
  • Documents if Name Changed
  • Proof of Relationship (when the sponsor is not your child)
  • If a Candidate is a Widow or Widower, a Death Certificate is Required.
  • Proof That You Have Paid the First Installment of the Visa Cost.

Checklist for Subclass 143

The checklist for Parent Visa 143 can provide you with the information you need to complete to carry out the procedure smoothly.

  • First, the passport must be reviewed and checked.
  • Gather all of the needed documents and deliver them to the authorized person.
  • When applying for this Contributory Parent Subclass 143, keep in mind that since you have applied as a retiree, you should not be in immigration clearance. You can apply for this visa from within or outside of Australia.
  • When the relevant authority receives your application and documentation, they will notify you.


How to Apply for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa?

Both the sponsor and the parent have to complete the 143 Visa application process for receiving this visa from the government. Here are the steps you need to follow while applying for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa:

  • For all parent visa applications, first complete Form 40, the Sponsorship Form.
  • Fill out the Parent Visa Application Form. (Form 47PA). Print the form and submit it with your other application documents.
  • Collect all of the necessary paperwork and evidence.
  • Send all required papers to the sponsor.
  • The documents must be attached to Form 40.
  • Your child or sponsor must pay the first installment of the visa application cost.
  • The papers have to be delivered to the Australian Parent Visa Centre for the visa process.


Processing Time for a Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa

There is no specific processing time for the Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa. It is a ‘first come, first served’ situation. It may take longer if your information is not properly presented. 

  • Processing time may be extended if the application form is not completely completed. 
  • It can also be extended if all essential papers are not included, or if further information is required for verification.
  • In case you do not provide the required information to the government, you will be unable to get a Visa Subclass 143.
  • Since family migration visas are so popular, they take longer to be granted.

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At, Ghothane Lawyers, we assist clients in obtaining the Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa and give them all the information that is required for the visa’s acceptance in a much shorter time period. Contact us now for any assistance with your Contributory Parent (Subclass 143) Visa application!