Australian Parent Visa Gets The Axe

By |June 20th, 2014|

On 2 June 2014 the government stopped taking applicants for the following visas classes:

Parent (non-contributory) visas:

• subclass 103 (Parent)
• subclass 804 (Aged Parent)

Other Family visas:

• subclasses 114 and 838 (Aged Dependent Relative)
• subclasses 115 and 835 (Remaining Relative) and
• subclasses 116 and 836 (Carer)

Why is the Government ceasing new applications for these visas?

The focus […]

Australian Family Visa Scheme

By |September 18th, 2013|

We’ve already written an article providing an overview of the Australian Skilled Migration Visa Categories. This time we’ll provide you with an overview of the Australian Visa types relating to Family Migration.

Applicants applying under one of the family related visa classes are selected on the basis of the family relationship to a sponsor in Australia. These […]

Longer Tourist Visas Now Open To Parents Of Australians

By |November 27th, 2012|

As we reported back in September, the Australian Imigration department was planning to grant longer term tourist visas for parents of Australian migrants.

Last Saturday (24th November) the changes went live. Chris Bowden, minister for Australian Immigration and citizenship said:

The ‘more generous tourist visas will enable regular extended family visits for those patiently waiting in the queue for a parent visa,’

‘Tourist visas will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will enable parents to spend more time in Australia with their families without needing to apply for a new visa each time they visit.

‘I know many Australians are looking forward to spending a longer period of time with their parents and I am pleased the government has been able to facilitate this.’ […]