• Announcements

    • Admin

      Passwords   05/05/17

      Following the move to a new software platform, it may be that your old password no longer works. If that's the case, just send an email to admin@perthpoms.com and we'll reset it for you. Admin

HELP! Parent visa advice needed

3 posts in this topic

Hi there,

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..........

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Alphagirl.


Unfortunately whoever told you that you simply pay the balance if you adopt the 2 step strategy didn't understand that the overall cost of applying via a 2 step strategy is more than applying for the permanent CPV from the outset.


If you are "aged" (as defined - over 65 currently) you might look at a subclass 804 Aged Parent visa. Which isn't free, I hasten to add.


Best regards.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Alan,


Thank you so much for that very useful piece of information. I shall now look at the website, to see the price comparison between an 804 & a 143. Sadly, I have a nasty feeling that as I have the 173, I shall have to follow through with the 143.


Thanks again Alan!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now