New visa proposed: Temporary Parent Visa
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New visa proposed: Temporary Parent Visa

When it comes to family, applying for a visa can be a very emotional and stressful time.  At Mygration Australia we have assisted with many families applying for visas in order to keep them together as a family and enjoy their life in Australia.

The Parental Visa has always been a very demanding application simply from the fact that the processing time is extremely long in order for the applicant to meet their milestone requirements and supply all of their relevant financial and health records.

This process has seen many families be kept apart through sheer red tape so the proposed new Temporary Parent Visa has been welcomed with open-arms by many. The proposed introduction of this visa was announced by the Australian Government when a discussion paper on the topic was released last month.

The primary benefit of this proposed new visa would be that Australian citizens can sponsor their parents to stay with them in Australia for an extended period of time of up to 5 years whilst still applying for a permanent visa.

The requirements of the applicant have been drawn upon to cause less reliance on the general community and more responsibility on the family unit themselves to support their parents.  Some of this proposed requirements include:

  • English language requirement
  • Meet set health criteria and provide medical reports
  • Financial capacity of the applicant including an assurance of support bond
  • Must be sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen
  • Show they are of good character

The Australian Government is currently inviting feedback from the Australian public on the proposed new Temporary Parent Visa until the 31st of October.  If you would like more information on the discussion paper or submit your opinion on the visa, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

 

 

 

If you would like to speak to one of our registered migration agents about any family visa applications, contact our head office today.
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