The Contributory Parent (temporary) Visa (Subclass 173) is designed for applicants who have children living in Australia as a permanent resident or Australian citizen. This visa is temporary and allows you to be onshore for two years while you apply for a Contributory Parent (permanent) Visa (subclass 143).
Note: The Australian government will not compensate or loan any expense for education or work.
If you are working you are protected by Australian workplace law. See your workplace rights and entitlements.
In order to apply for this visa, the applicant must meet the requirements of the “balance of family test (BFT)” this assesses that the applicant/s must have at least half of their children living in Australia, settled as an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or that majority of your children live in Australia than any other country. This includes stepchildren and adopted children of both parents.
An Assurance of Support is essentially a bond with the department of human services. It is an additional cost paid by the sponsor at the time of decision, for two applicants the bond is an estimated cost of $14,000, however, the assurer’s taxable income needs to be assessed. This is amount is an agreement that financial support will be provided to the applicant/s to settle down in Australia and in circumstances of financial hardship so that there isn’t a dependency on government income (Centrelink).
This amount is paid to the department of human services and is an agreement to re-pay the department for any income support provided. The amount is repaid (minus debt to the Australian government) two years after The Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173) is granted.
The assurer must:
Initial fee of $2,850 for the main applicant
Second instalment of $29,130 is to be paid before the visa is granted
Initial fee $1,425 for any additional applicants.
the Second instalment of $29,130 is required to be paid for each applicant before the visa is granted
In no circumstance will an applicant be charged the second instalment and visa not granted
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
This is a temporary visa; with this visa you can remain in Australia for 2 years.
As of January 2022, the processing time for the subclass 173 visa is approximately 3-3.5 years
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