Parent Visa

New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visas

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A new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa has been introduced, with applications open for family sponsors commencing 17 April 2019. The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia, while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs. The visa responds to community concerns about…

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New Visa Fees From 1 July 2017

The Australian government has increased fees for almost all visas. The new measures, announced in the Federal Budget 2017-18, will come into effect on 1st July, 2017. A full list of new visa fees is outlined below. Visa applicants can expect annual fee increases with all Visa Application Charges being increased annually in accordance with the…

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 – How it impacts immigration

Overview On 9 May 2017 Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2017-18 Federal Budget which included announcements of a new ‘Skilling Australians Fund’ levy to support the new Temporary Skill Shortage visa from March 2018, increased visa application charges in line with inflation, limits on foreign investors intended to reduce pressure on housing affordability and the…

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New temporary visa for sponsored parents


A new parent visa is coming on 1 July 2017 – but what will the specific requirements be? The Turnbull Coalition Government announced in 2016 that it will implement its election commitment to introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa. The temporary sponsored parent visa will allow Australians to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia…

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