Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173): Reconnect with Family in Australia

The Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) provides an opportunity for parents to reunite with their children who are settled Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. With this visa, parents can live, work, and study in Australia on a temporary basis for up to 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Subclass 173 visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be sponsored by an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Meet the balance-of-family test.
  • Comply with Australian laws and meet all visa conditions.
  • Not have applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870).
  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Repay any outstanding debts to the Australian government.
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused while in Australia.
  • Sign the Australian Values Statement if 18 years or older.

Application Process

Securing a visa requires careful planning and attention to detail. Our team of expert migration consultants can assist you in understanding and meeting the requirements for the Subclass 173 visa, guiding you through the application process, and providing ongoing support for a successful application.

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Family Sponsorship

Your Subclass 173 visa application must be sponsored by an eligible child in Australia. If your child is under 18, a relative or community organization may sponsor you. The sponsorship must be approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

Balance-of-Family Test

The balance-of-family test is crucial in determining your eligibility for this visa. It assesses whether at least half of your children are permanently residing in Australia or whether more of your children live in Australia than in any other country.

Health and Character Requirements

Applicants and accompanying family members must meet certain health and character requirements to ensure that they are fit to enter and remain in Australia. This may include medical examinations and police certificates.

Benefits of Subclass 173 Visa

With the Subclass 173 visa, you can live, work, and study in Australia for up to 2 years. You can also travel to and from Australia during the duration of the visa and engage in a meaningful family reunion with your children.

Take the Next Step Towards Family Reunion

Our migration consultants are experienced in Australian immigration laws and procedures, and they are here to support and guide you through the entire visa application process. Reconnect with your family in Australia with the help of our expert team.

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