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  1. I know that B.E. has their parent visa thread......why dont we have one? All parent visa applicants.....here is your own thread in order to ask questions, chat, moan and groan....whatever you wish! Good Luck to you all and looking fwd to hearing from you x
  2. Hi All, I am a permanent resident waitingfor my citizenship ceremony which should happen online. I have decided to apply for my parents contributory visa 143 for mum and dad. I would be extremely grateful if someone who has/is been through this process to help me with the following questions: 1. Should we attach police checks with form 47P right now or wait ti be requested. 2. What are the time frames of Aos and Vac 2 requests from time of application? Also what are these amounts sitting at as of this date. 3. Does it matter if parents pay for VAC 2 themselves? 4. What documents have you submitted to show your residence in Aus as the sponsor? Does house lease , bills and Visa grant suffice. 5. Income threshold if I apply as sponsor with my husband . We have 1 child of 9 yrs. 6. Once Vac 2 is paid is PR guaranteed. 7. Any other advice or info you would like to share with a stressed out person who has just gone through a million forms and fees.
  3. Hi There Guys and Gals, New member and First post, Thanks for the great forum , found a fair bit of useful info here searching... I had some questions here and I thought some of you might be able to help / answer based on past experiences From What I have been able to find so far from the Immi website and in this very well written document about parent visas http://www.iarc.asn.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=40056 1) If we apply under the Parent (subclass 103) visa and are waiting for the visa, can I then change my application to the Contributory Parent (Migrant) (subclass 143) visa category by paying 2nd instalment - 40015 Australian Dollars (AUD40015) ? or do I have to start a new application from the start and pay 1st instalment - 1995 Australian Dollars (AUD1995) + 2nd instalment - 40015 Australian Dollars (AUD40015) ? 2) In the Contributory Parent Visa (Migrant) (subclass 143) visa category is the Assurance of Support Bond 2nd instalment - 40015 Australian Dollars (AUD40015) refundable ? If the Govt has not been required to pay anything over ten years for this person, is the bond refunded in full ? 3) Under what circumstances / conditions is the bond held back ? 4) While either of these visa applications are in progress can she continue to visit Australia as frequently as she does currently ( About 6 months in every year) ? Would applying for the parent visa have any bearing on her future applications for Family sponsored visitor visa? 5) Once she gets a Parent Visa and comes to Australia what benefits is she eligible for and when can she become a complete citizen? On Application 4 years later or after the ten years are completed? Many thanks in advance and I look froward to receiving your responses to the same,
  4. Hi all, I applied the CPV in early Dec 2014, why I haven't received any updates yet, while I saw others have received the notifications requesting further documents? Anyone is in the same situation?
  5. Hello, Me and my wife migrated to Australia in Dec 2015. We did go to India for 2 trips for around a month each to attend weddings. My questions for contributory parent visa: a) When are we eligible to apply for contributory parent visa? Its been 22 months since we migrated and we have stayed in Australia for more than 20 months now. b) What is the cost of applying for the visa for both my mother and father? I heard its about $55,000 for 2 parents, but is all of it an expense or is some portion a deposit which we can withdraw later? c) I just recently quit my job. I'm developing a business which may take 1-2 years to give fruit. My wife is working full time. Her income is just enough to cover our expenses. Is this OK or will our application have problems? d) What is the usual processing time for the contributory visa? Is it about 2-3 years? What happens in these 2-3 years? Can I call them to Australia? Do they get a bridging visa? Or is only a visitor visa the option? e) My grandmother is dependent on my parents. She has no active income(just a little bit of interest income) and she is too old to live by herself. Can she come to Australia with my parents?
  6. Hi everybody We have introduced the application for CPV two years ago, but our economical situation has changed dramatically and now we can't afford the CPV. Iam wondering if someone switch before...?
  7. Looking to submit a CPV 143 but need straight answers to a few Qs - I have read on the UK site also but read & heard contradictory info so any advice from anyone with experience of successfully applying for a CPV would be grateful. 1. Who can certify copies of documents - Heard and read a few different answers. Most will cost so where's best & cheapest. 2. I am visiting Australia soon could they be signed there by a JP and the visa posted there or does it need to be out of the country? 3. Am I correct that the Application needs to be posted to Australia and the Phase 1 cost paid in AUD. 4. What is the approx. total visa cost - There will be 2 adults + 1 child. 5. Approx. how long for visa to be granted.
  8. Hey guys DEPENDENCY - The date my father lodged this visa, i was 17 yrs old and on this September ( 2014 ) im turning 19 yrs old. As per the visa criteria, a dependent should be under 18 years old. My question is, What age is considered for dependency? the age when i applied for visa or the age when my visa is verified by the case officer ?. At the same time I would also like to know the factors which can do to prove my dependency on my parents ? I may also inform you that lst year i took admission in BA part !, under the correspondence course scheme conducted by the university. Pls suggest me the evidence i can show to prove it to my case officer and how detailed i have to fill dependency questionaire. cheers rich
  9. ozziepom1963

    Contributory parent visa 143

    Just want to share my happy story:) My mum has just been granted her CPV today YAY! she is 76 we've waited for this for 3 years, at long last it here we have been on a roller coaster in the 3 years my dad passed (who was originally coming with mum)and my daughter has had a baby!:biggrin::sad::jiggy: Just wanted to ask if anyone knows mums entitlement for her prescriptions will she get them for the cost that all Auzzie pensioners get it for even though she only gets uk pension? will she be entitled to commonwealth or senior. thought they would of given us more info about this stuff! :biggrin::yes: Thanks in advance peeps
  10. BoonTobais

    Contributory Parent Visa question

    Hi all, I moved to Sydney last year on a 457 (August) and got my PR soon after (December). My parents are considering moving over once I'm able to apply for a Contributory Parent Visa for them, which I understand will require me to be 'settled' (ie, 2 years here). My question is regarding my sister, who is 16 and in school, very much dependant on my parents. I see that if she is added to the application and turns 18 prior to the CPV grant, she would have to pay as much as my parents for her move here. Also, if she does move, she would still have to pay international tuition rates if she goes to university here even though she's on a PR (?) Would it be wise to apply for the visa only for my parents (and sister as non-migrating dependant on their visa) and wait to get a Child 101 visa for her sometime later? Is bringing her over with my parents and paying the full amount the only option? Finally, how long has the CPV been taking in general? Thank you!
  11. Hi All, first post on here so please bear with me.....I’m actually looking for some advice regarding my parents, Quick overview...my sister and I are both Oz Permanent residency visa holders, my sister emigrated to Perth in October, I will emigrate also to Perth in April this year (cant wait). My parents would like to emigrate with me, but we believe the rules have changed re CPV ‘settlement period’ times and the Oz immigration are holding fast on the 2 year rule….we were intitially told (about 3 years ago..) by our migration agent that this 2 year rule was open to interpretation. Anyway, my sister emigrated in October 2012 to Perth (there is only me and my sister in the family) therefore it looks like we’d need to wait until October 2014 before my parents could apply for their CPV, would I be correct in my assumption there? In the meantime we’d like to have our parents with us in Oz for the maximum period allowed, we have been told that the 676 visa was the way to go but that they are now based on a 2/3 in 1/3 out rule…so… (apologies for the long windedness of this…)…..could my parents go in April this year with me on a 6 month long stay tourist visa, come home for 3 months, then go back out in January 2014 on a 12 month long stay tourist visa? The 12 month visa would take them to January 2015, and we’re hoping they could apply for their CPV in October 2014, and bridge their visa so they could stay with us in Oz for good? Is all that possible? Any advice is much appreciated Cheers
  12. 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.
  13. Hello All, Having finally had our 175 visas granted in the last couple of weeks, we are just about coming to terms with the reality of a move to Melbourne. Now that the visa has been rubber stamped my wife's parents have decided they want to follow us on our journey down under (all fine with me...) and it looks like the contributory parent visa is the only way in. Although it's a lot of cash, they are aware of the costs and are happy to stump up the readies from the sale of their house. The main question we have are these: 1.) I understand that we need to be settled for 2 years before we can sponsor them? Although you wouldn't think it, they are both now in their 70's & I'm not so comfortable with waiting for 2 years + the 1-2 years for a visa to be processed. They are happy to come over with us when we make the move, but can they come on a tourist visa visa for 6 months & then re-apply for another 6 month tourist visa after a short time (a few weeks or a few months) out of Australia? 2) I was the main visa applicant, obviously both me and my wife have PR (to be validated by a trip to Oz within the next 11 months). Am I right presume that my wife can sponsor her parents for a CPV as long as they have the cash and they satisfy the BOF test. Does the BOF test include the close relatives on MY SIDE of the family, or just my wife's???
  14. Godfather777

    Visa 143 Contributory Parent Visa

    Hi all, I am in a process of applyiing a contributory parent visa (subclass 143). I want to know the timelines. How much time is it taking these days as on the website they say 12 months. Also any experiences realted to CPV would be helpful. All your help is highly appreciated. Thanks.
  15. Can anyone help me? My mum and dad have a contributory parent visa and are slowly gaining interest from the $14000 AOS that they put in place. Are they allowed to `spend` that interest????
  16. My Daughter and partner should get Australian residency early next year. My wife and I plan to join her on a Contributory Parent Visa. I am 61 years old and my wife 62. We are both fit and well. My wife is a qualified and experience radiographer, still working part time. I have my own company delivering training and assessments to gas, electric and water industries. I am full qualified in all aspects of Gas, Water and Part P electrics Also Cert. NEBOSH (health and safety) and Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Qualified Teacher (Cert. Ed.), Qualified Trainer (TDLB NVQ3 Training and Development), Qualified Internal Verifier, Assessor. Both my wife and I have good pensions giving a current income, besides our work income. We also have good savings and own our own house. The questions I have are: 1. How much will it cost for the two of us to migrate? 2. How long is the process likely to take. 3. Are we likely to get work when we Migrate and would we need to do anything to get our qualifications recognised. 4. What is the cost of living in Australia relative to England. We would like to move to Brisbane. Also our Son would like to Migrate. He is 32 years old and does admin work for a theatre. He has computer skills, and does sign language. He would be our last remaining relative. Could he enter Australia at the same time as us? What would be his costs and how long would the process take? What is the job/work position for him? Thanks for any help
  17. Hi all My parents are hoping to apply for 12 months tourist visa in November 2011 to visit Australia and immediately after that will be lodging contributory parent visa (173) from offshore before they travel to AU. Is this acceptable? Will either visa would get rejected since they apply CPV immediately after tourist visa ? Thanx
  18. Guest

    CPV work restrictions

    Hi, I've been told there might be restrictions for the amount of hours we would be allowed to work on a CPV. Has anyone got any comments for this rule?
  19. Hi all, My wife and I intend to join our daughter and partner in Aus under the CPV, which from what I can make out will cost about £5,500 and take about 2 years. We are 61 year old and would still like to work, Linda is a qualified Radiographer and I am a qualified trainer/assessor/verifier in Gas, Water and some electrics. I assume we would have to have our qualifications recognised when we arrive in Australia. We would also like our son to join us all under the last remaining relative schem, about £2,000, he is 32 years old and in non skilled work. We would like to travel together or with the minimum of time between my wife and I going and our son joining us. Where do we start and what is the process? Thanks in advace for any help and sugestions. Rick
  20. brooks

    CPV apply in UK or Australia?

    Help! Am I best applying for a CPV in Australia or in UK. I will be visiting Perth in September and could stay permanently. If I want to spend time in UK (I have a business to deal with until I sell it, and a house to sell) I believe I can only leave Australia for 90 days max - what is the situation applying for a CPV offshore?
  21. Hi there Husband and i have been in Oz for 3.5 years and are now citizens. Hoorah! I have one sister(perm resident NZ) no other siblings. Mother and father remain in UK but we want to get them over here if possible as no one is left in uk. They have a few medical issues (high blood pressure.type 2 diabetes and mum had breast cancer 1.5 years ago) all managed and well otherwise. We can pay the contribution/fees etc but the medical is the concern Is there a medical pre-screen that can be done before we spend the time and effort on applying for a contrib parent visa....or does anyone have experience of parents with medical issues and how strict the medicals are? Is there any point in even applying I wonder? I hope not as we miss them but are happy here :-):unsure: Thanks
  22. purplealster


    Hi, I am more of a lurker, not much of a poster! However, I saw an immigration lawyer today with bringing my Mother over on a CPV and we left with more questions than answers! I am sure that many people have asked these same questions before, but I have 3 kids under 4 and finding the time to go into past post history is a bit hard 1) Do step-children count in the CPV application with regards to balance of family? My dad was married briefly before my marriage to Mom and had two kids from this marriage. He sadly passed away in 2005. My step sister and step brother live in London and then myself (PR) and my sister (on a 457) live in Sydney. As it stands, my mom would be ok to come here as both her biological children are here, but the issue is that both myself and my sister need to have PR (which she will have eventually, but can only apply for in April 2013 - long story as to why!) but the lawyer is insisting that my step brother and step sister are to be counted in the BOF test. If this IS the case, my Mom wont be able to apply for the CPV for another 3 years as my sister will not have PR until at least the end of 2013. I know that the following is stated in the CP booklet, however he was quite insistent that they were to be counted: Stepchildren are only counted if they are: a child of the applicant's current partner; or under 18 and a child of a former partner of the applicant, or a former partner of the applicant's current partner, and the applicant or the applicant's partner has a legal responsibility to look after the child 2) Once the CPV is granted, you come into the country to activate the visa and you then have 5 years to move here permanently. Is there any specific rule that states you have to live here for a certain amount of time within that five years? I ask as I have a number of friends that have come here permanently just before the 5 years are up and not had any problems. However, the immigration lawyer states that my Mom has to live here for a full two years within that 5 year time frame or else it will cause issues and she will have to apply for a RRV once that 5 years was up. Once again some clarification would be greatly appreciated as he was quite insistent about this, as my understanding was that once you had activated this PR visa you had 5 years in which to move here. Thank you for reading this (and if someone suggests changing lawyers, reccomendations for Sydney would be welcome!) Kind Regards, Purpleal
  23. Guest

    CPV 173 to 143

    I fly to Perth on Friday (yahoo) on a CPV 173 (2 year) and wonder does anyone know how long it takes to obtain a CPV 143 (permanent)? Since the allocation was filled so quickly last year I assume I should apply immediately. Marilyn
  24. Scroogemacduck

    CPV onshore?

    We are in Oz on a 676 Visa until May 2011 and have decided we want to apply for CPV 143.Can we do so onshore,ie in Oz on a 676 visa or should we wait until we return home to UK in May to do this offshore? While we wait can we apply for another 676 from say September?and if granted and we are in Oz when/if we get our CPV's is that a problem? From previous posts opinion was that it was no advantage to apply for 173 then upgrade to 143? We are 62 & 56 and have retired.
  25. sandch

    The All New CPV thread

    Just to let everyone in this category know that there has been quite a lot of activity in the last few weeks, and today were were asked for the 2nd VAC (application acknowledged 7 November 2007). Things have moved quite quickly recently. Let us know how it's going out there!