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Why apply for Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 173?

  • Reside in Australia for up to 2 years.
  • Travel freely with no restrictions
  • Apply for Australian PR upon eligibility
  • Seek employment in Australia
  • Get access to top-notch Medicare services


What is Contributory Parent Visa?

A contributory parent visa, or Subclass 173 visa, is a specialized visa introduced by the Australian government. It is a type of temporary visa and lets the eligible applicants stay in the country for up to 2 years. Subclass 173 permits the parents of citizens settled in Australia, eligible citizens of New Zealand, and citizens with Australia PR to come and live in the country for up to 2 years.

Eligibility criteria of Parent Visa Subclass 173

  • The eligibility criteria for the Parent visa are given below –
  • The visa applicant must have a sponsor who is eligible and is most likely their child. In cases where the child is below 18, a close relative would also be eligible to sponsor the applicant.
  • Australia conducts a Balance-of-family test that is mandatory and testifies to the link between the parents and children.
  • The visa applicant must fulfill the health and medical requirements.
  • The visa applicant must fulfill the character requirements.
  • The visa applicant and the sponsor must maintain a clean record and not be indebted to the Australian government.
  • The visa applicant must not have any previous history of a canceled or refused visa application to become eligible to apply for Subclass 173.
  • The Visa applicant must adhere to Australian values and laws.
  • The visa applicant must submit proof of financial stability with assistance throughout their stay in the country.


Contributory Parent Visa 173 cost

  • The cost of the Contributory parent visa for the primary applicant is AUD 32,065.
  • The visa cost will differ based on additional expenses, including healthcare, police certificates, transaction charges, and more.


Contributory Parent Visa 173 processing time

The processing time for the Contributory parent visa subclass 173 takes around 12 years. The time of applying for the visa and the requirements that are submitted also plays a crucial role in deciding the processing time of the visa.

Steps to apply

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Step 2: Fulfill the requirements

Step 3: Apply for the visa

Step 4: Wait for the status of your visa.

Step 5: Fly to Migrate

How Y-Axis can help you?

With our vast experience in Australian immigration, Y-Axis can help you understand and navigate the process with complete confidence. Our services include:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the visa applicant be in Australia while applying for visa 173?
Can Subclass 173 be extended?
Can family members be included in the Subclass 173 visa application?
What are some of the benefits of Subclass 173?
What is the difference between Subclass 173 and Subclass 143?