Family Sponsorship

The Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173 and 143) visa allows parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen,Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The contributory parent 173 visa is a temporary visa which allows the applicant to live in Australia for two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed, however applicants can apply for Contributory Parent (subclass 143) (within 2 years of living in Australia on 173 visa) if they wish to live permanently in Australia.

The applicants of both the visas must be sponsored by their child living in Australia. If the child is less than 18 years of age, applicants can be sponsored by:

  • A child’s spouse (who must be at least 18 years of age or more and a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen)
  • A relative or guardian of child
  • A relative or guardian of child’s spouse if the spouse has not turned 18 but is settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • A community organisation

Note: If a community organisation is sponsoring the applicant, the immigration department needs a valid proof of relationship between the organisation and applicant or a written agreement from the senior representative showing an approval to support applicant(s) after their arrival in Australia.

Benefits Of The Visa

 

Being a contributory parent 173 visa holder, you can:
  • Live, study and work in Australia for 2 years
  • Get health coverage from Medicare (Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses)
  • Visit Australia frequently for two years from the date visa is granted
Being a contributory parent 143 visa holder, you can:
  • Live, study or work in Australia for indefinite period
  • Get health coverage through Medicare
  • Apply for Australian citizenship after fulfilling the criteria
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • Leave and revisit Australia for five years from the date visa

Eligibility Criteria

 

For Subclass 173:
  • Your child is Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Your child has been living in Australia lawfully for at least 2 years
  • You have a sponsor
  • You meet the balance of family test
  • You meet health and character requirements
For Subclass 143:
  • You must hold a Contribute Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173)
  • You must abide by all the criteria applicable to temporary contributory parent visa (subclass 173)

Relationship Evidence Requirements for Both Visas (Subclass 143 and 173)

 

You must have certified copies of:
  • Birth certificates
  • A family book showing relationships
  • Marriage certificates (if the sponsor is partner of a child)
  • Evidence of guardianship (if the sponsor is guardian of a child)
  • Other acceptable evidence that shows relationship between the child and sponsor
If the sponsor is community organisation, there must be:
  • Certificate of registration
  • Evidence of authority given to the representative of organisation to operate on behalf of organisation like the board or management committee’s authority
  • Evidence of financial capacity to support you when you arrive in Australia

Family Members in the Visa Application

 

You can include following members in the visa application:
  • Your partner
  • Your or the partner’s child/step child

Health and Character Requirements

 

You and all the dependent family members must have:

  • Medical examinations done within 12 months of lodging a visa application to meet health requirements
  • Police certificate from each country you’ve lived in for more than 12 months in the past ten years

Australian Values Statement

 

If you are more than 18 years of age, you must sign an Australian values statement to provide assurance that you’ll abide by all the Australian laws.

 

Debts to the Australian Government

You must have no or arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.

 

Applying from 173 visa to 143 visa, the applications charges would be:

 

How this price is calculated

Product Quantity Price
CA143 Contributory parent – holds 173 1 325.00
Additional Applicant Charge 18+ 1 165.00
GST 0.00
Total AUD 490.00

 

Applying directly for 143 visa, the applications charges would be:

 

For information about payment option, go to How to pay

Product Quantity Price
CA143 Contributory parent 1 3,695.00
Additional Applicant Charge 18+ 1 1,245.00
GST 0.00
Total AUD 4,940.00

DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not constitute legal advice. For further information or check with Department of Home Affairs at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-parent-temporary-173 and https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-parent-143 .

The contributory aged parent visa (subclass 884 and 864) allows older parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

The contributory aged parent 884 visa is a temporary visa which allows the applicants to live in Australia for two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed. If the parents want to stay in Australia permanently, they can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent 864 visa before the temporary 884 visa is expired.

Both the visas require the applicants to be sponsored by their child. If the child is younger than 18 years of age, applicants can be sponsored by:

-The child’s spouse who must be 18 years of age or more and settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
-A relative or guardian of a child or child’s spouse who must be 18 years of age or more and settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
-A community organisation
Note: If a community organisation is sponsoring an applicant on contributory parent visa, there must be a proof that shows a relationship between the sponsor and applicant or a written statement from the senior representative agreeing to support once the applicant arrive in Australia.

Benefits Of The Contributory Aged Parent Visa

 

The temporary 884 visa allows to:
– live, study and work in Australia for two years
– Get health coverage through Medicare, Australia’s federal health insurance program
The permanent 864 visa allows to:
-Live, study and work in Australia for indefinite period
-Get health coverage through Medicare, Australia’s federal health insurance program
-Apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible)
-Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
– Leave and revisit Australia for five years from the date visa is granted

Eligibility Criteria

 

The applicants of Temporary 884 visa must:
-Have a child settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
-Meet the age requirements
-Have a sponsor
-Meet the balance-of-family-test
-Meet the health and character requirements
The applicants of Permanent 864 visa must:
– Be a Holder of Temporary 884 visa
– Abide by all the criteria of Temporary 884 visa

Relationship Evidence Requirements

 

If your child is a sponsor, you must provide certified copies of following things as an evidence of your relationship:
– Birth certificates
-A book showing family relationships
-Other valid evidence of your relationship
If the sponsor is relative, partner or guardian of the child, you must provide certified copies of:
– Birth certificates
-A book showing family relationships
-Marriage certificates
-Evidence of guardianship
-Other valid evidence of your relationship between you and the sponsor
If the sponsor is a community organisation, you must have:
– A certificate of registration
– Evidence of the organisation’s representative authority
– Evidence of financial capacity to support the applicant

Family Members in the Visa Application

 

You can include following members of the family unit in your visa application:
– Your partner
– Your or your partner’s child/step child

Health and Character Requirements

 

You and all the dependent family members must have:
– Medical examination done within 12 months of lodging a visa
– Police certificates from each country you lived in for more than 12 months in the last ten years

Australian Values Statement

 

If you are more than 18 years of age, you must sign an Australian Values Statement to assure that you will abide by the Australian laws and lifestyle.

Debts to the Australian Government

 

You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not constitute legal advice. For further information check with Department of Home Affairs at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-aged-parent-864

Stay For Five Years With Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

This financial year Australian government and its department of home affairs bring a piece of pleasing news for all the PR’s those who want their parents to stay with them and for all the parents who have been visiting their kids only for few days. Now with the new policies announced on 1 March 2019 permits you to stay for a longer time with your family than the Visitor Visas.
The commencement for sponsoring starts on 17th April 2019 and once the application has been approved, the sponsored parent can apply for the visa from 1st July 2019.

Convenience With This Sponsored Parent(Temporary) Visa

 

Unlike the visitor visa, you get to stay for a more extended period i.e. for five long years with their children and grandchildren and spend quality time with them.
It also provides you with another benefit wherein you can travel to Australia temporarily to spend time while you have applied for a permanent parent visa and it is being processed.
THE VISA & IT’S CURRENT BYPATHS
While this gives you benefits where the parent gets to stay for a longer time than the regular visitor visa. The standard Visitor Visa and its policies have no change, and this also gives you relief by allowing you to temporarily visit your children and grandchildren residing in Australia Temporarily while your application for permanent parent visa is being processed.
It comes into the role to resolve the community concern about the limited number of parent places in the migration program and its long waiting periods keeping you away from the happiness of the family that waits for you.
However, it brings you in a good position to resolve which one is more convenient for your circumstances knowing that each visa has its requirements, visa application charges, conditions and stay periods.

Sponsorship And Its Eligibility Criteria

 

Sponsorship for this can be given to two parents at once so that the number of parents can enjoy the benefits. Sponsors must be able to provide financial support and accommodation for their parent in Australia, also should be able to offer health expenses for them.

Sponsors must follow specific criteria, such as:

While applying for the sponsorship, the sponsor must fulfil the relationship requirements
The sponsor must hold an Australian Citizenship/be a permanent resident or should be a privileged New Zealand Citizen who has generally been residing in Australia for four years.
The sponsor must have met any prior sponsorship obligations.
You must not have any information that is negative or harmful excepting that it is justifiable to neglect the information.
Must have no debts to the Commonwealth or public health debts until appropriate preparations have been made for pending payment.
Should have a nominal household income to threshold the expenses that will occur during their parents stay in Australia.

The Eligibility Criteria For Visa

In this you are not supposed to put the information out about the balance of the family, meaning not necessarily be the child of both the parents. As well the parent should be the biological, adopted or step-parent of the sponsor.
The conditions that must be followed:
An authorized parent sponsor must sponsor you.
You should be staying outside Australia for minimum 90 days if you already have a Sponsored parent (temporary) visa prior.
You must have funds access with proper documentation and documentation of the health insurance.
You should not have any pending public health debts and fulfill health, character and national security requirements.

For How Long It Allows You To Stay?

 

This new visa allows the parents to stay for 5 years at a time. However, you should be outside of Australia for a minimum of 90days to apply for a consecutive Sponsored parent (Temporary) visa. Hence a parent will be able to hold the visa for 10 years of stay in Australia, after which you must either leave Australia or apply for a different visa that allows you to stay in Australia as you will not be granted a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

How Long Will It Take For The Approval?

The visa Approval will depend on factors like the number of applications that have been lodged in, how prompt you respond to the additional information that is required, whether the complete information has been provided or not.

Do You Get Work Rights?

This new visa will not allow you to work. You are subjected to “no work” conditions.
Hence, to get the Sponsored parent (Temporary) visa and land hassle free to enjoy the quality time with your children AuzCan Immigration is the right choice as it will not only help you apply with all the required documents but will also guide you through the process.

 

 

The Parent 103 visa allows those parents to live in Australia permanently whose child is already settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
However, the visa requires the parents to have the sponsorship of child or another eligible sponsor in Australia.

 

If the child is younger than 18 years of age, parents can be sponsored by either:
– the spouse of child, (who is 18 years of age or more and settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen)
-a relative or guardian of the child (who is 18 years of age or more and settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen)
-a relative or guardian of your child’s spouse (who is 18 years of age or more and settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen) or
-a community organisation

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Being a parent visa holder, you and the dependent family members included in the visa application can:
– Live, study and work in Australia for indefinite period
– Apply for the Australian citizenship after fulfilling the eligibility requirements
– Be a part of Australia’s scheme for health related care and expenses
– Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
– Leave and revisit Australia frequently for five year from the date visa is granted

 

Included Family Members

 

You can include following members in your visa application:
– Your Partner
– Your or your partner’s child/step child

 

Benefits Of The Visa

 

For Visa Applicants
You can only get this visa if:
– Your child is either an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
– You meet health and character requirements
– You meet the balance-of- family-test
– You have a sponsorship

 

For Sponsors

You can only sponsor someone on parent visa if you:
– Aged 18 or more
– Completed at least 2 years in Australia legitimately when the visa application is lodged
For community organisation sponsors, there must be either:
– A proof that shows a relationship between you and the child of parent visa applicants
– A written statement by the senior representative of the organisation agreeing to support the parents after their arrival in Australia.

 

Health and Character Requirements

 

You and all the family members included in the visa application must have:
– A proof of medical examinations undergone within 12 months of lodging a visa
– A police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

 

Debts to the Australian Government

 

You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not constitute legal advice. For further information or check with Department of Immigration and border Protection at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/parent-103.

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