Who can apply for a Contributory Parent Visa 173?
The Contributory Parent Visa (Temporary) Subclass 173 is designed for parents who wish to join their Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen children temporarily in Australia. To be eligible to apply for a Subclass 173 visa, you generally need to meet the following criteria:
- Parental Relationship: You must be the parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. This relationship must be proven through documentation, such as birth certificates.
- Sponsorship: You must have an eligible sponsor in Australia. The sponsor is typically your child (the Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen). If your child is under 18 years old, your eligible relative or a community organisation can become your sponsor.
- Meet the Balance of Family Test: To meet the Balance of Family Test, you must demonstrate that at least half of your children are living in Australia as Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens, or that more of your children live in Australia than in any other single country. This can be a complex requirement, and it’s essential to understand and meet this test.
- Meet Health and Character Requirements: You and your family members applying with you must meet health and character requirements. This may include providing police clearances and undergoing medical examinations.
- No Prior Visa Cancellation or refusal: You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused before.
- No Outstanding Debts to the Australian Government: You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian government.
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Who can be a sponsor for a Contributory Parent Visa 173?
The child of the main applicant
For a Contributory Parent Visa (Temporary) Subclass 173, the sponsor is typically the child of the parents who wish to migrate to Australia. However, the sponsor must meet certain eligibility criteria to be eligible to sponsor their parents for this visa. Here are the key requirements for a sponsor:
- Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Eligible New Zealand Citizen: The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. Only individuals with one of these statuses can sponsor their parents for this visa.
- Be settled and regularly live in Australia.
- Age requirement: The sponsor must be 18 years old or above.
The relative or eligible person
If the child of the visa applicant is under 18 years old, then a relative or eligible person can sponsor the visa applicant on behalf of the child. In this case, the sponsor must:
- be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
- residing in Australia and have established settled status.
- 18 years of age or older.
The 173-visa sponsor must also fall into one of the following categories:
- is the child’s co-habiting spouse.
- is a relative or guardian of the child.
- is a relative or guardian of the child’s co-habiting spouse.
The community organization
Your community organization is eligible to sponsor a visa 173 applicant if the following conditions are met:
- There is an established connection between the organization and the applicant’s child.
- A senior representative of the organization is willing to act as the sponsor for the applicant.
- The organization has been legally established and recognized within Australia.
- The organization has been actively engaged in its activities within Australia for at least one year.
- The organization possesses the capacity to meet its financial commitments.
There is no cost to sponsor a visa subclass 173.
If you have any questions about the visa 173 sponsorship, call us on 07 3003 1899 or fill in the enquiry form. Our experienced Registered Migration Agents are here to help!