Parent Visa Applications

Parent Visa Applications

13 October 2016

Wondering what’s happening with your parent’s visa application? Here are some tidbits!

 

Non-Contributory Parent Visas

The Migration Program Year 2016/17 has an allocated 1,500 non-contributory parent visa places for offshore applicants

Offshore (Subclass 103)

It may take up to 17 months for your application to be allocated to a case officer. Where eligibility criteria have been met, applications will be placed in a queue and a queue date will be assigned. The DIBP is currently assessing for queue date applications (for eligibility) lodged on 27 March 2015 and finalising applications with a queue date including July 2009.

 

Onshore (Subclass 804)

It may take up to 12 months for you application to be allocated to a case officer. The authorised contact* will be contacted at this point to provide more documents including police certificates and health clearances. When you are assessed to have met eligibility criteria, you will then be placed in a queue and assigned a queue date. The DIBP is currently assessing queue date applications (for eligibility) lodged up to 24 December 2015 and finalising application with a queue date up to September 2009

*Yourself or your migration agent

 

Contributory Parent Visas

The 2016/17 Migration Program Year has an assigned 7,175 contributory parent visa spots. Due to the spike in applications in May and June 2014, processing times for these are expected to exceed 24 months.

 

Offshore (Subclass 143/173)

When your application is allocated to an assessing officer, the authorised contact may be asked to provide more documents including but not limited to Assurance of Support (AoS) (for Subclass 143 applications), police certificates and health clearances. The DIBP is currently processing applications lodged up to and including 25 June 2014.

 

Onshore applicants (Subclass 864/884)

It may take up to 12 months for your application to be assigned to a case officer. The authorised contact will be contacted at this point to provide more documents including but not limited to AoS (for Subclass 864), police certificates and health clearances. The DIBP is currently assessing applications lodged up to January 2016.

Due to the high demand and restricted number of places, an application may spend up to 30 years in the queue. This waiting time is expected to increase.

 

Temporary to permanent applicants

Your application may take up to 9 months to be allocated to a case officer. The authorised contact will be contacted to provide more documents including but not limited to AoS, police certificates and health clearances. The DIBP is currently processing applications lodged up to 4 February 2016.