Hi me and my wife wish to join our daughter who has now lived in OZ for 5yrs. We are looking at parent visa's but which one? we used the visa wizard on the Australian immagration site, we were given a choose of three, a 103 which can take up to 5yrs (not good). but low cost. second was a 143, 12 to 24 mths but with a price of 25000 aud each. third was 173 again quite quick but with a very high price 42000 aud each. Do we get this money back? is there any othere options, i am 59 and would be looking for work, all the above visa give us that option. What is a AoS? and could this help us, as we need our money to buy a house. Should we use a agent or go it alone? Phil.