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Contributory Parent visa (subclass 173 and 143) visa
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 organization
Note: If a community organization is sponsoring the applicant, the immigration department needs a valid proof of relationship between the organization 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
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:
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 organization, there must be:
Certificate of registration
Evidence of authority given to the representative of organization 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 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.
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.
Parent 103 visa
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 organization
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
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.