Temporary Concessions for a Parent visa Australia
If you have applied for a parent visa, it will now be allowed to stay in Australia while the visa is processed, under the new change announced by the Federal Government.
Based on the media release, in November the Government announced visa changes to support applicants in five Family visa subclasses impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Today Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Government intends to make changes to allow further temporary concessions for Parent visa applicants.
Allowing Parent visa to stay/grant in Australia
“The Government is pursuing changes to allow certain Parent visa applicants who have applied for their visa outside Australia to be granted that visa while in Australia during the COVID-19 period,” Minister Hawke said.
“This temporary concession would apply to Parent visa subclasses and will allow eligible applicants who are in Australia and unable to travel offshore due to COVID-19 impacts to be granted that visa,” Minister Hawke said.
The changes would apply to:
Australian Parent visa processing time
The current processing arrangements and timeframes for Parent visa applications will not be impacted.
These changes are to take effect in the first quarter of 2021. Those unable to depart should refer to the Department of Home Affairs’ website for information about options for remaining lawfully in Australia.
Parent Visa New Changes starts the first quarter of 2021
Parents Visa Australian 3730 approved 2020 financial year
Parent visas are capped, there were 3,730 approved last financial year.
The latest changes follow a move in November 2020 to waive the same requirement on other visas.
It will mean anyone who has applied for a parent, contributory parent (subclass 173) or contributory parent (subclass 143) visa will be allowed to remain in the country.