Contributory Parent Temporary (173)
WHAT IT LETS YOU DO
This visa lets parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
You can apply separately for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (143) to stay in Australia permanently.
You might be able to get a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (173) if you:
- have a child who is:
- an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years (a shorter period can be considered for Australian citizens if there are compelling and compassionate circumstances)
- have a sponsor
- meet the balance-of-family test
- meet health and character requirements
Take a 30 Second simple assessment to know if you qualify.