Cost of Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)




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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.


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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
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$105,905 for two applicants

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