SUBclass 173

contributory parent (Temporary) Visa

what is the contributory parent (temporary) visa?

Known as the Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa, the Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa is intended for parents of Australia permanent residents, citizens or eligible New Zealand citizens to visit Australia and potentially migrate here permanently. The Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa has a grant period of 2 years and parents can look at permanent residency via the Subclass 143.

How can i apply for the subclass 173?

applicant requirements

  • Applicant must be under the age of 65 years old 
  • Have a sponsor living in Australia meeting sponsor requirements

Sponsor requirements

  • Sponsor must be 18 years old or above 
  • Sponsor must be an Australian permanent residency, citizen or an eligible New Zealand citizen

Must meet balance of family test

  • At least half of your children permanently live in Australia; or
  • More of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country

What benefits are you entitled?

Successful applicants and holders of Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa will enjoy the following privileges and benefits:

travel & staying rights

Holders of the Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa has the right to travel in and out of Australia without restrictions within the validity of the visa – which is usually granted for a period of 2 years.

Work & study rights

Holders of the Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa will be entitled to work and study rights in Australia. You will also be protected under Australia Workplace Law.

Permanent residency pathway

Holders of the Subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa might be eligible to apply for permanent residency under Subclass 143. Applying seperately will allow applicants to spread out their migration costs.

We simplify the process for you.

At Think Visa, we believe that family comes first, and we should always stick together and provide support and love to each other. That being said, if you want to bring your parents to Australia, we are the best option for you. We are dedicated in planning out the best pathway depending on your circumstances and thus prepare the best possible application to make this a reality. This is the reason why we put in our 100% to make sure you can be loved one. Always.


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