Did you know Australia allocated 8,500 placements for Parent Visa in 2022-23? This is nearly twice the 4,500 placements made in the previous year. Don’t forget that additional 8,500 placements have already been allocated for 2023-24.
Unfortunately, applicants are facing delayed processing times, even though the Government continues to focus on issuing Parent visas.
Queued Parent Visa Applications
There is a rising demand for Permanent Parent visas and a limited number of placements available, making them subject to capping and queuing.
Permanent Parent Visas consist of Contributory Parent, Parent and Aged Parent Visas.
You must know that the backlog of Parent visa applications increased from 35,000 to 120,000 between 2010 and 2022.
Moreover, applications that fail to be included in the annual cap for Permanent Parent visas are automatically queued until placements are available in the next program year.
Parent Visa Reforms Suggested In The Migration Review
The recent Migration Review conducted by the government highlighted the importance of reforming the Parent Visa program because of long wait times and high prices.
These changes will be addressed after finalizing the reforms to the Skilled Migration Program.
Plus, it mentioned that the authorities might introduce a lottery system similar to the one launched in New Zealand and Canada.
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