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Hi has anyone had any info on parent visa applied for in 2017

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Far too early yet I’m afraid. 

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Just wondered how far off we are it's been just over 4 years since our application

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3 hours ago, Gaz59 said:

Just wondered how far off we are it's been just over 4 years since our application

If you applied in 2017, that was just after the massive influx of applications in 2016 that blew out the queue.  So quite a few more years I'm afraid.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Thanks for information, is there anyway you can get the list of How many application in 2016/2017

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On 11/01/2022 at 11:30, Gaz59 said:

Thanks for information, is there anyway you can get the list of How many application in 2016/2017

https://www.gm-parent-visas.com/contributory-parent-visa-application-numbers-updated/


There’s  also a newly posted parent visa tracker on the same site.  I will try and find link. This told me that my June 2017 application likely wouldn’t be processed until January 2027!! 

Note that May/June 2017 alone had 9000 applications. 9000 /3600 annual grants means 2.5 years just to get through those two months alone !!


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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Ok thanks that's a bit of a body blow if you can find the link that would be great

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1 minute ago, Gaz59 said:

Ok thanks that's a bit of a body blow if you can find the link that would be great

It’s the post just above yours! 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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Sorry just seen it and calculated I'm gutted and there's no loophole, unless you wait and apply for an onshore aged parent visa

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2 minutes ago, Gaz59 said:

Sorry just seen it and calculated I'm gutted and there's no loophole, unless you wait and apply for an onshore aged parent visa

That depends on your age. It’s going up next July to 67. How old are you now because that may determine when you can apply 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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So why isn't everyone using Marisa's loophole. Just sell up everything and come out on  tourist visa. As soon as you are in Oz apply for the parent visa onshore and get a bridging visa


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5 minutes ago, Parley said:

So why isn't everyone using Marisa's loophole. Just sell up everything and come out on  tourist visa. As soon as you are in Oz apply for the parent visa onshore and get a bridging visa

They are. Whether they should or not is another issue.

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Just now, Quoll said:

They are. Whether they should or not is another issue.

Makes a mockery of the whole system doesn't it.

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Buy a man eat fish. The Day, Teach Man, to lifetime.      - Joe Biden.

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1 minute ago, Parley said:

Makes a mockery of the whole system doesn't it.

Yep - how to migrate on just a visitor visa! 😡

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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So incredibly silly for the system to allow it.  Quite unbelievable really that they seem happy to accept elderly people making up a ‘I’m on holiday’ story on a landing card to get in and then never leaving.  You really can’t blame people for taking up the fabulous offer when it’s legal to do it.

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2 hours ago, Parley said:

Makes a mockery of the whole system doesn't it.

It certainly does, but I can think of a few things outside of immigration, that make a mockery of 'the system'. 

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29 minutes ago, Tulip1 said:

So incredibly silly for the system to allow it.  Quite unbelievable really that they seem happy to accept elderly people making up a ‘I’m on holiday’ story on a landing card to get in and then never leaving.  You really can’t blame people for taking up the fabulous offer when it’s legal to do it.

Yes, but the present policy  probably more in place for appearances than due process. It's what goes on under the the radar or around the subject that seems to really matter in influencing outcomes. 

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