The Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 143) lets parents live permanently in Australia if they have a child who is an eligible sponsor that settled in Australia. The Contributory Parent visa (Subclass 173) is a temporary visa and cannot be extended or renewed. After arriving in Australia, you have two years to apply for a Subclass 143. In this way, you can spread the costs of the Contributory Parent migration over a number of years.




  • Have a child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have a sponsor
  • Meet the balance of family test
  • Have an accepted assurance of support (for Subclass 143 applicants)
  • Meet health and character requirements
Balance of Family test:
The balance of family test measures your ties to Australia. You meet this requirement of either:
  • At least half of your children live permanently in Australia
  • More of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country

How much do I have to pay before getting the parent visa?

Beside the application fees, applicants are required to pay for the second visa application charge before visa grant.
The 2nd visa application charge for subclass 143: $43,600.00
The 2nd visa application charge for subclass 884: $29,130.00
If you are a visa holder of subclass 884 and applying for a subclass 864, your 2nd visa application charge would be: $19,420.00

Assurance of Support (AoS):

An assurance of support is a legal commitment to give you financial support so that you do not have to rely on social security payments. The bond is $10,000.00 for the main applicant and additional $4,000.00 for each adult family member included in your application. The bond is refunded ten years after you are granted the Contributory Parent visa.


2 years for most social security payments and 10 years for age pension payments (exemption may apply).


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