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July 25, 2023

Australia Parent Visa Dilemma for Skilled Migrants!

We’ve been hearing that some skilled migrants in Australia are having a bit of a rethink about their choice of destination. They’re eyeing Canada as a potentially better option, especially when it comes to securing permanent residency for their parents. Let’s find out more about it.


Apparently, the process for getting a parent visa in Australia can take a whopping six years. Australian skilled migrants feel that Canada could have been a better option for securing permanent residency for their parents. The processing times for parent visas in Australia  are a real downer for many migrants. Imagine waiting up to six years for your application to go through!


A professional from Melbourne said that she applied for a parent visa way back in 2021 and now she’s disappointed about the “outrageous” waiting time. She shared that her parents even wish she and her brother had picked Canada instead. Over there, securing a parent residency is simpler and faster!

Another engineer, who’s based in Adelaide, advises his professional buddies to seriously consider Canada if they are the go-to person for their parents. This is a guy who moved from the US to Australia about two decades ago and now he’s thinking that he could’ve looked a bit deeper into the visa situation.


What we’re seeing here, is a call for policy reforms. A migration expert has even highlighted how crucial it is for Australia to open up more spots for parent visas. He warns that stricte rimmigration rules for these visas could push skilled migrants to put off relocating to Australia.

So what’s the takeaway here? Always do your homework. Understand the ins and outs of immigration policies, especially if your family’s involved. Your choice of destination can really make a difference!


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