What Are Contributory Parent and Aged Parent Visas (Subclasses 143, 173, 864, and 884)?
Foreigners whose adult kids are AU citizens, New Zealanders dwelling in Australia or PRs can join them in the country faster using a suitable type of Australia Contributory Parent Visa. Unlike the classic parent visa which approval you have to wait for decades, the contributory visa for parents is processed much faster (without standing in a queue) but for a higher fee. The Parent Visa 173 is a temporary solution and the first step to getting the permanent Contributory Parent Visa 143 (to go permanent, you must grasp a temporary visa first). Visas 864 and 884 are contributory permanent and temporary versions developed for aged people.
Features and Benefits of Contributory Parent Visa
- Temporary visas for parents (173) and aged parents (884) enable them to stay in the country during 2 years.
- Permanent visas (143 for parents and 864 for aged parents) can be applied for during the 2-year period of the temporary visa.
- Temporary visas allow foreign parents to live, work and study in AU during 2 years.
- Holders of temporary contributory parent visas can freely travel during the 2-year period.
- Parents holding temporary visas can use benefits of the Medicare (national system of health care).
- Permanent visa allows its holders to stay in AU indefinitely, cross the border freely during 5 years (later – using the Resident Return Visa), sponsor their relatives when they arrive in AU and even pursue the country’s citizenship (if eligible).
Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Contributory Parent Visa
- Your kids are older than 18 y/o and are either AU (New Zealand) citizens or PRs (have stayed in the country for more than 2 years).
- If your children are younger than 18 years old, you can be sponsored by their adult spouses or a community (if you can prove you are linked with this organization).
- Your children want to sponsor you (provide housing and give funds to maintain a decent level of life).
- Your kids are able to pay higher visa cost and higher bond of longer assurance of such support.
- You and your children pass a family test.
- Contributory Parent Visa requires having a good health (proved by medical certificates) and temper (proved by police certificates).
How to Apply for Contributory Parent Visa?
Despite all Contributory Parent Visas have similar requirements, the rules of applying for them are different. A seeker of the visa 143 or 173 must be away from Australia in the moment of the application while an aged parent can apply for his/her visa 864 or 884 only being in Australia.
All passed tests and medicals must be proved by relevant documents. You are at an advantage if you provide more documents and facts about yourself. All papers you submit must be in (or competently translated into) English. Do not send your original papers until you will be asked to do so. Certified copies usually work well. Each situation and nationality may require a unique set of papers. In order not to get mixed up, reach out to our Australia family visa experts for the document checklist of subclasses 143, 173, 864, and 884.
If you have issues with Australia Contributory Parent Visa online application, please engage the help of professional migration agents to avoid rejection. Our competent immigration agents will estimate your situation, assist in choosing your visa and explain to you how payments have to be arranged to guarantee the maximum speed of processing. This speed varies from case to case, but commonly the waiting period ranges from 9 to 15 months and is incomparable with 30 years of the classic Parent Visa.
What to Do if Contributory Parent Visa Application Gets Rejected?
Sometimes the government’s response is negative if the foreigner’s application in poorly completed or lacks important supportive documents. If you have faced the rejection, you still have a chance to get your temporary and permanent parent visas approved, as in most cases, the government gives foreigners the right to appeal the negative decision. You will find all necessary information about your rejection in the official refusal letter. You will be informed about the deadlines and requirements if you are eligible to appeal. To win the appeal, you need to remove the issue that blocked approval of your contributory visa application and provide evidence of this change. If you cannot address the problem and handle your documentation, please use our expert family visa service.
How to Get Contributory Parent Visa for Australia?
Qualifying for this type of family visa to Australia requires passing tests and undergoing police background checks and medical examinations. As validity of the results is limited and the visa procedure is time-consuming, we will train you how to pass them in the most effective way and in the most appropriate time to avoid useless re-passing in the future. We will also shoulder your paperwork, lodge the application for you and explain how to spread this visa’s fee over several years and how to arrange the payments to achieve the maximum speed of the contributory visa for your parents.
How to Renew Contributory Parent Visa in Australia?
Temporary contributory visas aren’t renewable or extendable. The parent/aged parent has 2 years to process the appropriate permanent visa (143 or 864). The government developed the temporary visas in order to prolong the period during which the payment (contribution) can be made to make it more affordable for more Australian sponsors.
The permanent parent visa doesn’t expire inside the country, but as its re-entry permit is valid only during 5 years, the visa holder must get it extended in order to continue travelling abroad with saving the PR status. For extending the re-entry permit, the Resident Return Visa can be obtained based on the fact that the resident has stayed at least 2 years (of those 5) inside the country. If you cannot fulfil this criterion, we can suggest another solution hot to get eligible for the RRV: substantiating your ties to AU.