i arrived in Perth on 9th January, 2015 with a Contributary Parent Visa 173. As I wasn't sure if I'd like it here, I thought I'd best not fork out $40,000 as it would take half my pension lump sum. So, with the 173 visa, which lasted 2 years & cost $24,000, I'd have time to decide. I was told that after 2 years I could then pay the remaining $16,000. Before you kind people ask why not apply for the free visa for aged parents, I approached them about it & was told that would be fine, but there was currently a 20 year waiting list.
Now to the crux of the matter, which is ive looked at the fees online, & it states its $19,000!! Is there any way I can address this with them, or even change boats mid-stream & apply for a cheaper parent visa?
Thanks for your precious time..........