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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Family visa sponsors will soon need to apply; temporary parent visa coming

Family visa sponsors will soon need to apply; temporary parent visa coming

A bill that was passed last week has created the framework for family visa sponsors, which include Australian citizens and permanent residents, to apply to be approved sponsors before a corresponding visa application can be made. This could create problems for onshore visa applicants, especially those wishing to lodge a partner visa, if processing times for these sponsor applications are lengthy. This legislation is also a precursor to the introduction of the proposed temporary parent visa.

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Retirees pathway to a permanent visa begin 17 November 2018 but only for 8 May 2018 visa holders

Retirees pathway to a permanent visa begin 17 November 2018 but only for 8 May 2018 visa holders

The anticipated pathway to a permanent visa for Subclass 405 – Investor Retirement visa and Subclass 410 – Retirement visa holders have been released. A permanent visa will only be eligible to those who held a retirement visa on 8 May 2018 and who have not held another substantive visa since that date other than a retirement visa. Instead of creating a new subclass, existing Subclass 103 – Parent visa and Subclass 143 – Contributory Parent visa subclasses will be amended to accommodate.

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Unpacking the politics of Australian immigration

Unpacking the politics of Australian immigration

A detailed analysis on the on the recent politics on Australia’s permanent migration intake with reference to regulatory changes, statistics and what the future may bring.

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