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  1. My mum came to Australia last year for a year. And before her visa expires I applied for V600 which still in process. They gave Bridging visa A for the interim until they approve V600. Both her kids (me and my sister) are Australian citizens. So we want to apply for Aged Parent Visa (804) while 600 visa processing is ongoing. Can we do that? What are the consequences? Your response will help us.
  2. Anyone have any experience applying for Visa subclass 143 for a parent with peritoneal dialysis? I’ve spoken to a few migration agents and each of them only said that it is a case by case basis and there’s no way to know for sure. Would love to hear about your experiences if anyone has been in the same situation.
  3. Hi All, This is my current situation: * Im Aus Citizen and married, no children. * I want to bring my MOTHER via Parent 143 visa * Im the ONLY child she has ( No other children ). * My mother is divorced from my Biological Father, * She got re-married and got Divorced from that one too ( No children from that marriage ) but my STEP FATHER has THREE Children which are over 18 years of age (and not dependent ), and not living with them. they are all in different countries other than Australia and USA (where my mother lives currently) Question 1: Since Im the only child that my mother have, and she had NO Connection with her former partners step children , and since she is divorced now, I shouldn't have any issues with family balance test ? Question 2: Do I even need to state those children's details in my mother application ? I mean she has no connection and she has no details of them either Question 3: In Form 47PA Application Question 57, Part H : "MEMBERS OF THE FAMLY UNIT AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER", I dont have to p=include my details here do we, Since Im he sponsor ?And we dont have to include my mothers former partners children ( they are over 22 yeas old and not dependent ) Thanks in advanced FYI : https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-aged-parent-864/balance-of-family-test A stepchild is: your current partner's child, or your former partner's child who is under 18 years of age and in relation to whom you have guardianship, custody or a parenting order in force under the Family Law Act 1975. Stepchildren born from polygamous or concurrent relationships are not counted in the balance of family test
  4. 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
  5. Rena Tan

    Medical Test

    Anyone knows what are the requirements to pass the medical tests to be granted aged parent visa? Will having hypertension fails the tests? Thank you
  6. In new legislation released today, link here www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00425/Download it was announced that the Assurance of Support for Contributory Parent visa applications will increase by 50% from 1 April 2019. This will take the AOS payment for a main applicant to AUD 15,000 and the secondary applicant's payment to AUD 6,000. There are also increases to the income requirement for assurers, effective immediately.
  7. Hi all My parents have now been here 5 yrs total and the past 2 years on a permanent parental sponsored visa. We live in QLD and I applied for a senior +Go card for them thinking this is the one to help reduce their prescription costs ... however apparently its not .... I assume it must be the commonwealth seniors card ???? Mmmmmmm are they even entitled to apply for it under their visa conditions or is this one of those things under the 10 year waiting times with their visa .... I know there is no centrelink entitlement until the 10 year permanent is up but Im not sure about this ... also want them to be able to access the Govt free dental clinics .... can they even do that ??????aghhhhhhh very confused Hope someone can help & advise. Cheers Kerry
  8. Hi forum members, My parents are here on subclass 600 VISA with 'no further stay' condition since Jan 2018. They intended to stay until Jan 2019. But as I plan to apply for their 143 PR, I am travelling back to India with them and lodging the VISA application from there. After lodgement, I intend to have them back here in a month's time with the same subclass 600 VISA they currently have. My questions are: 1) Will the same 600 VISA they have allow them to enter Australia after applying for VISA 143. 2) Will I get any acknowledgement / letter / email saying the 143 application is accepted by PVC so that I can get them back here after that. 3) Once they are here and go back after having stayed a cumulative 12 months in the tourist VISA, how soon can I apply for another subclass 600 when their PRis in progress ? 4) I am their sponsor, so am I required to be in Australia when the PR application is couriered to PVC ?
  9. Hi, I am new here. Sorry if this has been answered before but I am having some issues while trying to fill up Form 47pa for my parents. In the information section, it is stated that we have to put "N/A" on fields that are not applicable to us. However, there are so many fields that are not applicable like the Part B, which is the withdrawal of parent visa application. My question is, do we have to put "N/A" on all blank fields or only fields that state (if applicable). Another one is the payment information. Do you guys pay before submitting the form while attaching the receipt to it? Or do you guys have your Credit Card details entered in Question 71 and the immigration guys will deduct it directly from the card? Also, if you have paid it online, do you still need to fill that section out or put "N/A" Kind Regards, Damien.
  10. Hi everyone, Just a quick question if I may... How does one prove the total number of children for the Balance-of-Family Test? Say I have 3 siblings, each of us has a birth certificate with our parent's names on them and our parents have their birth certificates. Do we just submit the birth certificates of the 3 children? How do they know there isn't a 4 or 5th child somewhere (not that there is) . I'm just wondering how we prove this? It's not like there is a family register that we can include to prove that there's only the 3 of us. Do I provide a statutory declaration in addition to the birth certificates? The other bits about where we live is easy as 2 of us live in Australia and the other is back home. I couldn't find much on the spanking new "www.homeaffairs.gov.au" website (I kept looking for the older www.border.gov.au site in Google...but you get re-directed anyway). Thanks in advance... Justus.
  11. Hi, just wondering if anyone has any advice as to what health insurance they got when they went on the e600 visa? My parents are currently waiting for their 173 visa to get approved but want to come over for longer than 3 months on a tourist visa so are considering the e600 visa so they can stay longer but the issue is health insurance as their home policy won't cover them if they are out of the county for longer than 6 months, any advice or recommendations would be appreciated, thanks, leana
  12. Hi all My in-laws are planning to join us ASAP. We have been looking at both Contributory Aged and Non Contributory Aged routes. They are aged 70 and 71. We thought we were pretty set on Contributory, but having looked at it again, we're not sure! As far as we know (and please set me straight if any of this is wrong) on the Non Contributory they get: - Bridging visa whilst waiting for grant (which we know will never happen, so they effectively spend their life on bridging visa) - They get reciprocal healthcare via UK agreement with Oz whilst on bridging visa - including access to PBS (although prescriptions not as cheap as if they were residents and not 'visitors' on a Bridging visa) - Cost is much much less than Contributory! It's only the certainty that appeals for Contributory. They wouldn't even get Medicare and full PBS until 2 years after grant, so given waiting list for Contributory they'd be looking at 5-6 years of paying anyway. What are everyone's thoughts? Anyone been through this?? Contributory would use up a massive amount of the money they do have. Thanks guys, any advice appreciated as we're going round in circles.
  13. anuradha

    Queue Date grant- unfair

    My parents applied for 804 Aged Parent visa in Oct 2009. Unfortunately, Dad was diagnosed with Cancer within 6 months of applying for visa. In 2012, Department contacted us for health & character assessments for garnt of queue date. Case Officer made a data entry error in the email address whic caused the delay for initial assessment. My Dad could not pass the health checks. Mum passed health & character assessments for grant of queue date. The application was refused by the Department in 2012 due to Dad no meeting the health criteria. We filed an appeal with the Tribunal (AAT). The AAT hearing was postponed due to Dad's ill health. Dad passed away this year in Feb after a long battle with Cancer. AAT remit the application to the dept. Our requests for showing compassion to grant a visa was totally ignored by AAT & Dept. Now Dept has put my mum in the queue but we got a queue date of feb 2017. Can someone please advise when my mum met the requirements for the grant of queue date in 2012 (should have been 2011 but due to dept error email for health checks was not received) then why she is pushed in the back of the queue?
  14. Hi All, I have been looking in to the IMMI site about parent visas lately as I am planning to get my parents down to Melbourne. I noticed that the Non-Contributory Parents visa waiting period has hiked to 30 Years. Now I am looking at Contributory options. I am the Only child and I am planning to proceed with an application within the next year or so. I noticed that there is a deposit of $42000 per parent (correct ?) that need to be kept with the DIAC. My Concern is after paying such money what benefits would my parents get once they come to Australia? I know its a broad question - but if you guys can give me a direction, I would appreciate it. Regards, Mark.
  15. deserpi1

    143 Parent visa advice correct?

    Hi all. Currently trying to get the outlaws through the 143 visa process. I was looking online to try and find advice regarding the timings of the medicals and police checks. I came across what appears to be quite a helpful guide for those wanting to apply for a 143 visa. Before i posted it on here I wanted to check if a couple of points were correct. In the guide he states that the medical and police checks still need to be valid (eg done in the last 12 months) on the day the visa is 'activated' in australia. Personally, I thought that as long as your police check and medical were valid when your visa was issued you had 12 months from the date of issue to activate your visa (regardless of the age of your pc and meds). What does anyone else think? Who is correct? (please say me or it's gonna be panic stations in our house!) :wink: Cheers Pez
  16. eileenwaite

    Parent visa help please?

    My partner has an aus citizenship and my daughter received citizenship by decent, we all would like to settle in Aus as a family. I need a visa, I have no idea where to start? please can someone share some pointers? thanks!!!
  17. Hi all I am new to this website but I am hoping to get some help. I moved to Australia from the UK in august 2011 (best thing I ever done) I was granted my temporary partner visa 820 on the 2nd September 2014 me and my partner are engaged and have a 4 month old little boy together I am an only child what options do we have to get my parents out here, I am finding it so hard bringing up there only grandchild without them here to see him grow up and of course I miss them lots. they are aged 48 they have owned businesses in the UK ( I heard there may be a possible visa for them to come over and start a business) are there any visas which will allow them to come over and work for a year to see if they like it out here. what options do we have to get them here with us? can my partner sponsor them? if anyone can please give me this information so I can pass it on to them. if its quite a complex answer can you please simplify it down a little for me lol thank you soooooo much in advanced
  18. shaahul21

    Please help - Parents Visa Options

    I am holding an Australian PR and living here with my partner since Feb 2013. I would like to bring my parents here (aged 60 and 67). Could someone please let me know my options? What will be cost and processing time for the visa's? Many Thanks, Shaahul.
  19. 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
  20. Hi everyone, I am a permanent resident in Oz and I'm about to sponsor my parents to come and stay in Australia with me on visa 143 (PR), which costs 40k/ adult. There are some questions that I want to clear before they apply, would really appreciate you help My parents have a wholesale business in Vietnam that earns them quite a bit of money, my dad is 56 and mom is 51. Since I'm residing in Australia, they wish to come and live with me once they retire. But they also need to acquire as much money as possible before they depart and live in Oz, as they don't speak a lot of English and they won't be earning any income once they are here. They figure that they can earn enough for their retirement after 8 years from now. The nature of business in Vietnam does not allow them to leave their business for too long. So the maximum amount of time they can be in Oz within 9 years from now would be about 1-2 months. Meanwhile, they will still purchase a property in Oz and pay mortgage for it. I also have a brother, 15 years old, living with my parents in Vietnam. Therefore, he will be a under-18-dependant on the application. My parents have no other child. 1) I just got my PR recently, but I have been living in Australia for more than 2 years on other visas, and the immi website says that I have to be a "settled permanent resident". Can I sponsor my parents now or do I have to wait another 2 years to become "settled"? 2) If they were granted 143 Visa in say, Dec 2016, could they leave Vietnam to go and live in Australia in Nov 2021, just before the their PR expiry date, without a Resident Return Visa? After that, they won't be leaving Australia again for at least 2-3 years. 3) Is it possible for my brother to come and study in Australia on a student visa while my parents are waiting for their 143 Visa? If the 143 Visa was granted, does that mean my brother would become a PR and could permanently reside in Oz as well, with or without my parents being physically present in Oz? 4) It says on the DIAC website that they have to wait 10 years for full social benefit in Oz. Does that count from when they get their PR granted, no matter if they physically live in Oz or not? 5) Just to make it safe, does my brother still be counted as under-18-dependant if he exceeds the age of 18 by the time my parents 143 Visa is granted. Does his age count from when we apply, when we pay the second payment, or when the Visa is granted? I thank you in advance for any contribution, no matter small or significant. Regards, Mickhs
  21. I wish someone here can verify my understanding about the death of sponsor implication. I really wish I am wrong. My friend has just passed away from a shocking accident. He had applied 804 application for his 75ish mum and the application has been on the queue for more than 7 years now. His mum has been living with him here since and have never returned back to Thailand. Her only living son is also here, unfortunately, as a long term oversea student (he'll have to stay here for at least two more years to have a chance to get PR) and isn't really financially viable. My friend's widow wife has two toddlers. Even without financial retrain, I understand that neither of them can become her sponsor. I have had enough background knowledge about parenting sponsorship and been doing some research. With all this, it only leads to the conclusion that she has to go back to Thailand where she has no longer has home nor any connection left. Could someone please suggested me any alternative option? I'm not sure how urgent we have to inform DIAC but we haven't tell her about this yet. She has just lost her 4th son last week after all.
  22. biffo

    Migration Agent on GC

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good Migration Agent based on the Gold Coast please? We need help with identifying potential visa options for Parents but the case is not straight forward so we need someone experienced in getting complex cases approved. The parents are visiting at the moment so we would like to jack up an initial interview whilst they are here. Many thanks in advance.
  23. 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
  24. Hello! I am quite new at this forum:). I would like to migrate to Australia and have passed the tests for a Parent Visa. However, I now have noticed that I will have to wait for TEN years to be considered a citizen.... Then I would be 74 years old and nobody knows if I am capable of migrate at that age... What about Aged Parent Visa?? How long do I have to wait for such a visa instead? I do hope, that there is somebody out there, who can answer properly to my questions, since I am getting very confused here and I want to move Down Under within the next two years at least. Please help me
  25. K8kte

    Stuck in the middle!

    Hi Guys, On here to seriously find out any info on my situation: My hubby, two young sons and I want to emigrate to Perth but... I am extremely close to my parents and would love for them to go with us if we 100% decided to apply. My husband is happy to leave his family but understands I am close to them and its probably going to be all or nothing as far as my decision is concerned. I am a Graphic Designer currently working in the trade with 7 years experience and only 27yrs. My husband is an Electrician (he hasnt been in the trade now for 5months) with 5 years experience and only 29yrs. 1st Question: Does he have enough experience in the trade to not have to be in it whilst he applies? Or should he be working in it to be able to apply? My parents: If they were to come they would still want to be able to work as they are only 54 and 58yrs. My mum is a bone destometrist and has been for 6 years but she has been trained in house and has no qualifications just work experience, could this help? I have been advised that my parents could enter under a working parent visa but we must be there 2 years first. The reason I dont like this is because my very young two boys are extremely close to them and missing two years of their lives is an extremely long time! My dad has his aunts and cousins over there, could they sponsor his or not be close enough a relative? He also lived there when he was younger before returning to the UK. What other options regarding visas have I got to get them in the same time as us. 1/They want to be able to work 2/Medicare backed preferably. Also my mother is a diabetic, tablet dependant only. Would this stand against her? And how does med prescriptions work/cost over there? Only info would be very much appreciated, I want to do the best thing for my boys regarding a future but I'd love for my whole family to be there to witness it! Many Thanks Kate
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