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Parent & Other Family Visas

Return of the non contributory parent, aged parent, aged dependent relative, remaining relative and carer visas

Return of the non contributory parent, aged parent, aged dependent relative, remaining relative and carer visas. On 25 September 2014 these family visas subclasses were re-introduced. More

Longer Tourist Visas for Parents

In September 2012, DIAC announced that it would make available longer tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents. More

An increased number of Family Visas to Australia will be granted in FY2011-2012

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, has announced that the number of visas granted under various parent and family visa programs will be increased by 16% to 10,700 for the 2011 – 2012 financial year. More

Carer, remaining relative and aged dependent relative visas intake reduced by 70%

On 18 January 2011, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, announced that there will be a cap placed on the Other Family visa category. This cap limits the number of visas that can be granted under this category this financial year to a maximum of 750. More

Processing Priorities for Visas Under the Family Migration Streams

Priorities for processing family migration applications have recently been established. Within the family migration stream, higher priority is given to immediate family members. This includes dependent children (including children for adoption), orphan relatives, partners and fiancés. More

Parent visa processing explained

Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for permanent residency under the Contributory Parent Visa (“CPV”) or Parent Visa streams. More