Did you know about the new Australian visa for Parents?

Did you know about the new Australian visa for Parents?

Australia will launch the much-awaited new temporary sponsored visa for parents in 2019. It will start accepting applications for the same in the first half of next year.

The Federal Senate of Australia passed the Migration Amendments Bill 2016 on 28th November. With it, the Senate rolled out the new Parents Visa. The immigrant community in Australia had been demanding for such a visa for quite some time now.

David Coleman, Immigration Minister, said that the new visa will help reunite families. It will provide a new route for parents and grandparents to visit their family in Australia. The visa will render the Australian community with great social benefits.

The new temporary sponsored Parent Visa will allow parents of Australian immigrants to live in Australia for 5 years. They would be able to live in Australia continuously for these 5 years without the need to exit.

When this Visa was announced in May 2017, the Govt. also announced the fee for it. Applicants would be able to apply for a 3-year visa for a fee of $5,000. For a five-year visa, they would need to pay $10,000. Applicants who apply for a 5-year visa would also be able to renew it once for the same duration at the same price.

The Australian Govt. has also put a sponsorship framework in place for this new Visa.

Migrants who want to sponsor their parents would need to act as financial guarantors. They would also need to pay any debt to taxpayers in the event of a medical emergency.

The new visa will reunite migrant families across Australia and at the same time safeguard taxpayers. There will be strict guidelines in place which will help recover hospital and aged care fees.

The new sponsorship framework puts in place a 2 step Visa process. The first step would involve assessing the sponsor, as per SBS. Only if the sponsor is approved, they will be able to submit an application for the new Parents Visa.

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