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  1. LindaH27

    IMMI update about processing times

    And yet nothing for parent visas except an increase in (supposed) processing times from 67 months to 73!
  2. @Jen 07/01/2017 it’s not Covid that’s caused the problem of long wait times. The previous govt cut the annual quota in half a couple of years ago. It used to be approx 7200 grants per year and they reduced it to 3600 which obviously increased the wait times
  3. It’s unlikely he will get the grant. The rules changed in November 2016 to say that dependants have to be under 23 at the time of decision.This obviously affects all applications made after that rule change. I believe that the only exception would be if the dependant was dependant due to mental incapacity or serious illness - but then they would have trouble passing the medical. It’s a problem the many will face now due to the long wait time.
  4. It’s unlikely he will get the grant. The rules changed in November 2016 to say that dependants have to be under 23 at the time of decision.This obviously affects all applications made after that rule change. I believe that the only exception would be if the dependant was dependant due to mental incapacity or serious illness - but then they would have trouble passing the medical. It’s a problem the many will face now due to the long wait time.
  5. I believe that post was incorrect and an apology made. Maybe double check ??
  6. True- I had a “discussion” on social media with an agent (not mine!) who stood by her announcement that my June 2017 application would reach processing stage in June 2023!! If it’s 67 months I’ve already waited 63 months but there no chance on earth they’d start my processing in 4 more months.!!
  7. Don’t think you can be on two applications at the same time so it’s best to speak to an agent for best strategy
  8. The current quota of 6000 was set by the govt in last budget. The new govt has announced a 2500 increase in the family stream effective immediately. But it’s not clear yet whether this will all be for parents. They have also authorised a review into the whole immigration/visa situation which is due to report in February 2023. They have also said they want to reduce the whole visa backlog. How all this will play out for parents is obviously still unsure. But if - if!- just 2000 of that 2500 were added to the contributory parents quota it could well be that by end June 2023 they may have reached early 2017!! Having said that, the two months of May/June 2017 with their 9000 applications will stall the momentum as it will take around 18-24 months to process them under the quotas announced this year unless the quota is greatly increased again. Hopefully there may be some good news in the October budget.
  9. Yes on social media the latest date seems to be 22/11/16 The rules on dependants changed in November 2016 but I’m not sure when they actually took effect from. The maximum age is now under 23. 23 years and over were not eligible unless they had a serious illness which kept them dependant . However that would then still be subject to passing the medical.
  10. They definitely can apply for 143 onshore but they won’t get a bridging visa
  11. The four year wait is mostly for young people and families I believe. Yes you have to have PR to be eligible as well. 103 used to have a wait period of 2 years. That may have changed now.
  12. New migrants have always had to wait for varying periods AFTER they have arrived. Australia expects migrants to be able to support themselves. They don’t expect to be paying out benefits to newly arrived migrants
  13. I’m assuming you mean someone has died rather than just withdrawn an application 1) I understand if you contact immi and explain. The main applicant has died they will accept the secondary applicant as the main applicant without any change in date. 2) if you switch from 103 to 143 you keep the same queue date 3) No benefits are payable until after GRANT of 143 for 10 years but will have Medicare 4) I believe after GRANT of 103 you wait two years for benefits but will have Medicare However this is all pretty academic because 103 is likely to take quite a few more years as they’re only currently dealing with October 2010 I think and only 900 grants per year are available for the combined queue of 103 and 804 and likely to be further drops in that amount this year Changing to 143 would mean with a queue date of 2012 it would be processed almost immediately as they’re up to September 2016 at the moment. So you would need medicals. Police clearances etc plus pay a lot of money - approx $43600 plus the costs of medicals etc. and would still have to wait 10 years for any benefits after grant. You as sponsor would also have to pay assurance of support of $10000 and would not get it returned for 10 years. Australia doesn’t give any benefits out to new migrants until after a wait period of years. Should the migrant not be able to afford to live on their money Centrelink will use the money from the Assurance of Support. Once that runs out you as sponsor will have to pay for everything and will have a debt to the government.
  14. LindaH27

    Parent Visa 804 or 864?

    It’s because it’s in the same queue as 173,143 and 884 - all contributory visas. Also it was being wrongly processed earlier than the others (sometimes within a few Months!) so now immi have put a hold on all 864 lodged before June 2017 until the others catch up with that date. It’s presently asking September 2016 applicants for further docs to start the processing . It’s moved quite quickly in the last few months but will stall once it reaches May/ June 2017 applicants because 9000 applied just in those two months - at current annual quota that could take 2 years just to get through those two months alone. There are already approximately 75k waiting in the queue so the wait time will only get longer unless the govt increase the quota and possibly stop the 804. It’s a possibility they may also look at 864 as people have complained that it’s very discriminatory to allow aged parents on that visa to wait onshore on a bridging visa when it makes aged parents on 143 wait offshore. Many weren't aged when they first applied or weren’t in a position to leave their respective countries at that time for various reasons so applied for 143 on the premise of a fairly quick result. It could actually take 18 plus years for grant if quotas don’t increase drastically. - and you’d still have to pass the medical at the end..If one fails all fail. That’s a long time to be living on a temporary visa and facing all the extra costs eg for property. You need permission from FIRB to buy and they’ve just doubled the cost of that permission to a starting figure of around $13500 plus each state charge an extra amount of stamp duty on top of the usual - NSW is an extra 7%! On a temporary visa they’re no entitlements to benefits or extra pensioner concessions. Reciprocal health doesn’t cover optical, dentists, ambulance etc so would need extra cover which is expensive and can only increase. Basically onshore visas need deep pockets for the future
  15. LindaH27

    Elderly mum moving to Australia

    It may be a vote winner for those Australians born overseas whose parents with applications for contributory parent visas (which greatly outnumber non contributory) who have been waiting offshore for many more years than they expected and are willing to pay a large sum of money for it!
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