Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa

(Subclass 173)

Contributory Parent Visas – Do you want to bring your parents to Australia? 

The Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173) is a temporary visa that allows a parent of an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident to stay in Australia for up to two years. It is the first stage in the Contributory Parent visa process and allows applicants to spread the cost of the permanent visa over a few years by applying in 2 steps:

  1. first, apply for the temporary Contributory Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173) visa, then
  2. apply for the permanent Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa.

Main Criteria

 To be eligible the applicant must: 

  • have a child who is an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident, and lawfully resident in Australia for about two years
  • meet the balance-of-family test 
  • have an accepted Assurance of Support from your sponsor 
  • meet health and character requirements. 

Your Sponsor 

You must be sponsored by an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. The sponsor needs to have been living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa. For most applicants, your child or your child’s spouse or de facto partner will need to sponsor you. 

 If your child is younger than 18 years of age, you can be sponsored by: 

  • your child’s spouse, if the spouse has turned 18 and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand, citizen 
  • a relative or guardian of your child 
  • a relative or guardian of your child’s spouse, if the spouse has not turned 18 and is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand, citizen 
  • a community organisation. 

Do you want to bring your parent to Australia?

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