Parent visa caps unchanged but includes a bite of 125 visas for permanent retirement visas; queues set to grow

Parent visa caps unchanged but includes a bite of 125 visas for permanent retirement visas; queues set to grow

A new legislative instrument keeps the parent visas that can be granted the same for this program year, however, retirement visas take a small bite out of these numbers.

Also, read why the parent visa queues for contributory and non-contributory parent visas are expected to grow and how many parent visa applications the Department of Home Affairs have on hand.

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Contributory Parent visas capped at 7175 for the year; Assurance of Support rolled back!

Contributory Parent visas capped at 7175 for the year; Assurance of Support rolled back!

Contributory parents visa have been capped for this financial year in what is probably the first time ever. Non-contributory parent visas, and other family visas have had their numbers slightly reduced. The good news is that the April 2018 hike to salary requirements for an Assurance of Support, which is mandatory for some visas including parent visas, has been scrapped, reverting to the old formula.

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