Your application for Visa 143 will proceed if you meet the requirements outlined in the balance of family test. According to the balance of family test, if you’re the parent of a settled Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian citizen, you can apply for Visa 143 if 50% or more of your children live in Australia. 

To learn more about the Balance of Family Test, click here.

Visa Subclass 143 Requirements

Following are the requirements for visa subclass 143.

  • Your application will proceed if your sponsoring child is a permanent Australian resident, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian citizen.
  • If your child, a permanent Australian resident, does not sponsor you when your application is submitted, the application proceeds under the retirement route.
  • The applicant must not hold another parent visa when applying for Visa 143.
  • The applicant must satisfy the balance of the family test.
  • The applicant must not have faced a previous visa cancellation or refusal before applying for Visa 143.

Subclass 143 Visa Checklist

Personal Identification

  • Provide a clear and legible copy of your current passport, including all pages with personal information, visa stamps, and endorsements.
  •  Submit an official copy of your birth certificate issued by the relevant government authority.
  • If you have changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or other legal reasons, include official documentation such as marriage certificates or court orders.

Legal and Military Records

  • Obtain a police clearance certificate from every country where you have resided for 12 months or more since reaching 16. The appropriate law enforcement agencies in each country should issue these certificates.
  •  If you have served in the armed forces of any country, provide official documentation such as military service records or discharge papers.

Health Examination

 Undergo a thorough medical examination conducted by a designated panel physician approved by the Department of Home Affairs. The medical examination must assess your overall health and any potential risks to public health in Australia.

Sponsorship Requirements:

  •   Complete and submit Form 40 Sponsorship for migration to Australia, ensuring all sections are accurately filled out and signed.
  •   Provide evidence demonstrating that your sponsor is a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. This may include citizenship certificates, residency permits, or utility bills.

Family Relations Documentation

Include comprehensive evidence of your family relationships, including birth certificates, marriage certificates, and any relevant adoption or guardianship documents.

Provide documentation establishing the permanent residence of each child included in the application, along with any exceptions to the balance of family test, such as death certificates or legal guardianship papers.

Primary Applicant’s Dependents

 Where applicable, gather and submit identity documents for each dependent child under 18, including birth certificates and passports. Include evidence of the primary applicant’s relationship with each dependent child, such as birth certificates or adoption papers.

Application Fee for the subclass 143 visa

The 143 visa fees Australia is $1,040 for applicants under 18 years old and $4,155 for those over 18. The second installment for each applicant is AUD 48,365.

Parent Visa 143 Processing time

Processing this visa may take considerable time as it consists of two stages. In the beginning assessment, the government decides if the application goes into a waiting list. Afterward, when spots open up, they review applications from the queue for final consideration.

The Australia visa 143 waiting time is 12 years, according to the Department of Home Affairs.

We cannot provide specific processing times for these visas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the 143 Contributory Parent Visa?

The 143 Contributory Parent Visa is a pathway for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to obtain permanent residency in Australia by paying more than a normal parent visa, which has unexceptionally higher processing times.

What is the balance of the Family Test?

The balance of the family test for Visa 143 can be read here.

Am I eligible for Medicare on parent visa Australia 143?

Yes, individuals granted Visa 143 Australia are eligible for Medicare benefits in Australia.

Disclaimer: The above information is not tailored to personal circumstances. For information relevant to personal circumstances, please book an appointment with Oracle Immigration Consultant’s expert migration agents in Australia.
For any inquiries, please contact us at +61 430812158. We are premier Immigration agency and consultancy in Melbourne (Bundoora and Geelong).

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