Parent Visa

    The 143 visa is a Contributory Parent visa, issued by the Australian government. This visa allows parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live permanently in Australia.

    This type of visa, known as a “Contributory” visa, is permanent. This is due to the $4,225 first-time applicant application fee and the $1,425 spouse application fee. The second installment for every application, however, is $43,600. The processing time for this visa is approximately 5.7 years, and if approved, it becomes permanent.


    • You can move to or stay in Australia as a permanent resident.
    • You can sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
    • enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
    • travel to and enter Australia for 5 years
    • You can apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

    If you apply for the subclass 143 visa as a retiree you don’t have to:

    • meet the balance of family test, or
    • have a sponsor or an assurance of support


    • You should have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway.
    • You should meet the balance-of-family test, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway or hold a Subclass 173 visa.
    • You should have an Assurance of Support, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway.

    Start your application and Book your free consultation to assess your eligibility for subclass 143 (Contributory Parent) Visa.