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Josh K

Bringing my Parents to Australia

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Hello Everybody,

 

I read through the various threads here, and these are so informative! I am very keen on bringing my Mum and Dad over to Australia on a permanent basis.

 

I am a permanent resident here in Adelaide, and am working full time as a Mechanical Engineer. I went through DIAC's website quite thoroughly ( My eyes were actually hurting after all that time staring at the computer screen!) , and I know that there are basically two visas that allow parents to come here on a permanent basis.

 

The first one is the less expensive option (The parent visa), but this takes a ridiculously long time for processing (I think it is 15 years). So I am looking at the Contributory Parent Visa. I understand that this is very expensive, but I am prepared to do whatever it takes. That is the least I could do.

 

I am just wondering if there is anyone who has been through this process for their parents? Just curious about how long it took, anything to look out for, some handy tips to keep in mind etc?

 

Also, I spent a lot of time on the Centrelink website reading about the Assurance of Support. Does anyone know what the "threshold income" for the previous financial year is? I rang Centreink a couple of times, but they gave me different information both times, and said that they could only give me proper information when the visa application has been lodged. I would rather know all the information before I start the process.

 

I have seen so many posts here, and it is my wish that one day very soon, I will be able post right here in this forum that my parents permanent visas have been granted!

 

Thanks to everyone in advance for taking the time to read this and for providing your input.

 

Thanks,

Josh.

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Hi Josh, my parents came on the parent visa, the CPV. I was their assurer. Main thing is balance of family test. Do your parents meet it?

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Hi Joanne,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, they meet the balance of family requirement. If you don;t mind me asking, how long did it take for your parents' visas to come through? Was the whole process straight forward or did you have to go through a migration agent etc.?

 

Thanks!

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Hi

We have just come to Australia on a CPV to join our daughter. The waiting time for a case officer is currently around 12 months. You can check progress here

 

http://www.chireckles.com/cpv/tracker.php

This was set up by a parent who has already come to Australia on the CPV. If you click on the Assurance of Support link on the left hand side this will take you to a page with another link to the Centrelink website which gives the relevant information.

 

Just one other thing, you need to be settled in Australia, usually a period of 2 years.

 

Finally, there is a parent visa thread which is a sticky at the top of this forum. There are lots of nice helpful people on there who helped me a lot, so if you have any more queries ask away.

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Hi

We have just come to Australia on a CPV to join our daughter. The waiting time for a case officer is currently around 12 months. You can check progress here

 

http://www.chireckles.com/cpv/tracker.php

This was set up by a parent who has already come to Australia on the CPV. If you click on the Assurance of Support link on the left hand side this will take you to a page with another link to the Centrelink website which gives the relevant information.

 

Just one other thing, you need to be settled in Australia, usually a period of 2 years.

 

Finally, there is a parent visa thread which is a sticky at the top of this forum. There are lots of nice helpful people on there who helped me a lot, so if you have any more queries ask away.

Thanks for your reply, Linday. I have lived in Australia for four and a half years now (I came as a student for four years). I wonder if the "settled in Australia" term is purely based on the duration of stay here or if it also means things like I need to have a house in Australia etc?

 

Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for your reply, Linday. I have lived in Australia for four and a half years now (I came as a student for four years). I wonder if the "settled in Australia" term is purely based on the duration of stay here or if it also means things like I need to have a house in Australia etc?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

How long have you had a permanent visa? I think DIAC used to take into consideration the time spent on a temporary visa, but I believe they are more strict now about the 2 years duration. It's more about being settled in one place I think with a permanent job, rather than whether you actually own a house, as lots of people rent. It's a bit of a grey area, but if you have a look at Form 40 which should give you an idea of the kind of evidence they require:

 

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/40.pdf

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Hi Linday,

 

Been so busy, I forgot to check this forum!

 

Yes, after several calls to DIAC (thankfully living in Australia meant that all my calls are local calls as there is usually a holding time of 25 minutes!) clarifying all my questions on eligibility, sponsorship etc, and after lots and lots of reading, I finally figured it all out, got all our documents together and lodged the CPV application for my parents last month!

 

Thus we have begun our hopefully pleasant journey in getting my parents their permanent residence in Australia! Looking forward to updating this thread with some good news shortly....

 

Cheers.

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