Contributory Parent (143/173)
Contributory Parent (143/173) Visa
If parents are aged 65 years or under, and meet the 'balance of family' test, they can lodge a Contributory Parent (Temporary) (173) visa application.
These visas involves making a non-refundable deposit to the Australian government, which may be paid in full, or split into two parts. The contributory amounts are requested once the parents have passed health and police checks. The temporary (173) visa lasts for two years, and while this visa cannot be extended or regranted, the visa holder may then apply for the permanent (143) visa.
The parents become permanent residents when the 143 visa is granted.