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  1. Hi, we are switching my mum-in-law from 103 visa to Contributory Parent 143 visa. The queue date for 103 visa is 18 June 2015. We have paid the application fee for 143 visa and sent the application on 29th of June this year, and have received an Acknowledgment Letter on 27 July 2019. In our understanding, our 143 application should be processed with effective queue date 18 June 2015. However, the Home Affairs department has not mentioned about the queue date in the Acknowledgment Letter. Has anyone converted 103 visa application to 143 visa? What was the effective queue date? Not sure what is the best way to contact the department as their phone operators do not have access to the file. Any recommendations? Thanks
  2. There are several requirements that must be satisfied before reasonably considering lodging an application for an Australian parent visa. To help those who might be considering applying for a parent visa they are summarised here. The balance of family test must be satisfied. This requires that at least half of your children live permanently in Australia, or that more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country. Those who do not satisfy the balance of family test may be interested in the proposed new temporary Parent visa Applicants must have a sponsoring child who is “settled” in Australia. The subject of settled sponsors is discussed more fully here If applying for a subclass 804 Aged Parent or subclass 864/884 Contributory Aged Parent visa: The main visa applicant must be “aged”, this being the age when you are eligible for an Age Pension in Australia All applicants must be in Australia when the visa application is submitted to the Department of Immigration, and when it is granted If applying for a visa while in Australia a condition 8503 (No Further Stay) must not attach to the visa used to enter Australia. If applying for an offshore visa (subclasses 103, 143 – with a one step visa strategy – and 173 are offshore visas) applicants must be outside Australia when the visa is granted. Sufficient funds to pay the 2nd Visa Application Charges – currently AUD 43,600 per applicant – must also be readily available when a Contributory Parent visa application is approaching finalisation. For some, this will require careful management of the visa application process to ensure liquid funds are to hand at the appropriate time, as the Department of Immigration requires remittance of the 2nd VAC within 28 days of the issuing of the request for payment. Kindly reproduced with the permission from @Alan Collett at Go Matilda
  3. caroline Selwood

    103 parent visa time allowed

    Can anyone tell me how long you are allowed from the grant of your visa to when you have to be permanently living in Oz. I lodged my visa in 2010 and queue numbers seem to be moving now.
  4. Hi all I would really appreciate if someone could help me with below questions. 1. After the grant of parent visa 173, how soon do I need to enter Australia? Do I get an year or more after the initial entry to come permanently? 2. Does the two year temporary stay start from the date of visa grant or the date of initial entry to Australia? 1. If I am to change my parents visa application from 173 to 103, do I need to pay the visa application charges again? Thank in advance Anna
  5. Hi All, I couldn't find if this issue has been addressed previously or not. But I'm trying to find information if we can swtich our parent visa application from subclass 173 to 103. It's hasn't been long since we have applied for the visa and we haven't even given any case officer, we have not paid any installment yet, except the intial application fee. We intially would have been able to pay for the visa but due to unforseen circumstances won't be able to make the payment anymore and was wondering what steps should I take with PVC so they can accept my request. Thanks for everyone's input Regards
  6. Thanks a lot for the forum, Just wanted to post some information that might come in handy for people who are waiting for their Contributory parent visas or for normal parent visas. What's New for Tourist and Visitor Visas Longer Tourist visas for parents of Australians From 24 November 2012, parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to apply for Tourist visas to visit Australia for longer. The department will grant on a case-by-case basis: Tourist visas of up to five years validity which provide a stay of up to 12 months on each entry to those parents who are outside Australia and are in the Parent (subclass 103) visa queue. Tourist visas of up to three years validity with 12 months stay on each entry will be considered for parents who are outside Australia and are not in the Parent visa queue. These changes allow parents who meet the criteria for a Tourist visa to have regular extended visits with their family in Australia without needing to apply for a new visa on each visit. Under these more flexible arrangements, in addition to meeting all other Tourist visa requirements, parents will be expected to hold health insurance to cover any healthcare costs during their stay and will have a visa condition limiting applications for further visas while they are in Australia. Like all tourists, parents granted Tourist visas are expected to maintain extended periods of absence between visits to Australia. See: About This Visa Sponsored Family Visitor (subclass 679) – Cut off date for December holiday period To ensure we can process your application so you can travel to Australia during the December holiday period, you will need to submit a complete application to the department by 2 November 2012.
  7. Guest

    Subclass 103 Parent Visa

    Hi, If anyone can help with the below question, that would be great. : Once you have applied for a Subclass 103 visa, do you need to wait the 10-15 years before being able to go into Australia and start your new life (living/working etc), i.e. do you have to wait until the visa is fully processed/granted?
  8. Guest

    103 Parent migrant visa

    Hi, Does anyone have any advise on the processing of 103 Parent Migrant visa's? My mum would like to apply as there is half of her children living in oz but we are not familiar with the process and timelines... Thanks Sarah
  9. Hi all, I was hoping that someone would be able to help with this situation: I am my mum's only child and have been PR since last Aug My step dad (they have been married 23 years) has two daughters who he has no contact with (their choice) for 10 years. They have some savings, but will need to work as they are only 55. I understand that the 103 visa will take about 10 years (no good as I have two little ones and would like some help now!!!) so was looking at the CPV. As i read it, it will cost about $70000 for them, and some for me too - but will they be considered because of the estranged children? Also, there is a cheaper temp CPV (2 years) which can convert to perm after 2 years and an additional payment. How long will this take to be processed? Thanks Sarah
  10. Paula and Jay

    Parents Migrating

    Hi, Does anyone know of anyone who had a parent migrate using the visa 103 or 143? We are planning to move but want to take my mum with us or for her to follow on shortly after and it looks very difficult! :eek:
  11. Guest

    Parent Class 103

    Please tell me Im not the only mum in the world going to Oz on a 103 visa? I couldnt find any links at all in the Forums. I applied about 8 years ago and at last got my visa this year, so am hoping to go end October/November with my dog. Its been such a long wait, thought I would be the oldest hippy in town by the time I got there! Managed to sell my house in June, get rid of my furniture, and am now waiting for my dog to pass her blood tests to see if I can go end of Oct. If she doesnt pass I will just have to wait till she does, but I have to get out there by Feb 09. Its a bit of a worry to say the least. Sydney area seems really expensive, but Im opting for a mobile home on the way to the Blue Mountains, near a lovely river. So Im afraid my daughter wont be getting all the babysitting services she was hoping for! Maybe just once a week! Are there any other 103 ers out there?
  12. Guest

    parent 103 visa`s

    hi mothers `n` fathers just a wee update on the parent 103 viosa applications. sent in our application june 2008. received co aug 2009 :notworthy: theres only 14,750 applicants in front of us, and at average 2,000 visa`s a year we should be there in nae time at all. lol. :wacko: though there shoul be quite a few dropping out between now and our visa being granted, we should not have to wait more than 6 years. aw ra best ringo
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