Applying for parent visas is often emotionally charged, especially where elderly parents are involved. It is important to carefully assess what the best approach will be, considering the processing time and cost of the various visas.
There might be health issues to consider as well as the sponsor’s ability to support his or her parent(s). The process can be very stressful, costly and frustrating, if not handled correctly.
Every visa has different requirements that need to be met. Certain visas can be applied for onshore, while others must be applied for offshore.
Dealing successfully with parent visas requires a tactful and compassionate approach, as well as cultural sensitivity. It requires a practical and rational attitude to ensure that all the correct evidence and supporting documentation is provided. I have the practical skills and emotional detachment to ensure that your application has the best possible chance of being successful
Refusals are expensive, stressful and can be avoided by expert advice. Please contact us for an overview of current requirements and to work out the best strategy for a successful visa application.
Australia is in the process of revising its parent visa requirements. Coral Coast Migration Service has the expertise, knowledge and experience to assist with current parent visa applications and advise on new parent visa requirements, being introduced later this year.
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The balance of family test 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. To count as living permanently in Australia, your children must be:
Applicants for non-contributory parent visas may have to wait many years before being granted a visa, as the Government limits the number of places available each program year. To manage demand fairly, people who apply and meet core criteria for the grant of this visa, are placed in a global queue.
Because of long waiting periods, applicants may choose to apply for a Contributory parent visa where applicants (or their sponsor) pay a much larger visa application charge and Assurance of Support bond. Applicants (or their sponsor) are contributing to Government revenue and helping to offset some costs placed on the community by parent migration. The Government also limits the number of places available for Contributory parents each year, but there are more places available so the waiting period for grant of a Contributory parent visa is much shorter.
An AoS is a legal commitment by a person (the assurer), not necessarily the sponsor, to provide financial support to a person applying to migrate (the assuree) so that they will not have to rely on social welfare payments.
It is also a commitment to repay to the Australian Government certain welfare payments if payments are paid to the assuree during their AoS period. In some circumstances, an assurer will also need to provide a financial bond.
An AoS lasts for:
The AoS period begins on:
For more information on Assurance of Support, please visit the Australian Government, Department of Human Services website.
If you have Australian permanent resident or citizen children, you may be eligible for a longer stay visitor visa.
If you have already applied for a parent visa and are currently in the queue awaiting grant, you may be eligible for a longer stay visitor visa. This could be valid for up to 5 years, and would be multiple entry allowing up to 12 months’ stay for each visit.
If you are not in the parent queue, you can still be considered for a longer stay visitor visa. This would allow you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months on each visit. The duration of the visa will depend on whether you have had a history of travelling to Australia previous and returning within your visa period.
Details to be provided
The Government has announced enhanced temporary visa arrangement for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or ‘eligible New Zealand citizens’ which will allow their parents to stay in Australia for up to five years at a time.
Under the new scheme, applicants could seek a three-year visa for $5,000 or a five-year visa for $10,000, with the opportunity of a single renewal for another five years at the same price.
More details will be provided as the come to hand.
Just to inform you T and J got their citizenship application approved; they got the letters through the mail today.
We received our visa grant letters today. What a relief! We thank you so much for your great help all the way through this challenging process. Your good reputation has been confirmed in your accuracy and prompt answering of emails and phone calls, not to speak of your organised thinking and precision. It was great to know that you were there in times of insecurity and doubt. We can't imagine having done this without your help. We will certainly recommend your services to others.
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