Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143) costing.
The subclass 143 visa is a permanent visa that allows the parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen, the ability to move to Australia.
The pricing for the 143 Visa on the border.gov.au website states a price of either $325 or $3,695, or even $2,370 depending on various situations.
However this makes no mention of the real cost.
At the top of the page it also states:
You might be able to get this visa if you are prepared to pay higher visa application charges for faster processing.
So, what is this higher cost?
There is the Basic Visa Fee, as mentioned above, PLUS… the Second Instalment fee which, in 2013, was $42,220. This was planned to increase to $48,550 on the 1st of September 2013, but this increase did not happen at that time.
On June 12, 2014 the SMH reported the new fees as:
Contributory Parent Visa cost of $47,120, plus a bond of $10,000 to cover any welfare payments made over a 10-year period. The total is $105,905 to bring two parents to Australia. This has an 18 to 24 month waiting period.
The Parent 103 visa is much cheaper, but has a waiting period of up to 30 years.
Cost of the Permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) in 2015 have been shown as:
$ 3,520 1st Visa Application Charge
$43,600 2nd Visa Application Charge, per applicant
$10,000 Assurance of Support Bond for the Main Applicant plus $4,000 for each additional applicant
Totals for the Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)
$ 57,120 for one applicant
$105,905 for two applicants
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