Migration Agents – 818 Migrate
Parent Visa (Subclass 143 OR 173)
If parents are aged under 65.5 years and meet the ‘balance of family’ test (50% of the parents’ children are ‘settled’ in Australia as permanent residents or citizens), they can lodge a contributory parent visa. This parent visa involves making a non-refundable deposit to the Australian government. This amount is AUD$43,600 per migrating parent. This can be paid in full, or can be split into two parts. This visa is processed in approximately 48 months. The contributory amounts are requested once the parents have passed health and police checks. The parents become permanent resident when the visa is granted.