Parent visas: Parents allowed to remain in Australia to have their visas approved

The Australian government has just announced that the requirement for parent visa applicants to be overseas for the grant of their visa will be temporarily waived. This includes applicants for the Subclass 103 Parent visa, Subclass 173 Contributory Parent visa and the Subclass 143 Contributory Parent visa.

This means that Parent visa applicants who have been unable to travel overseas for the grant of their visa due to the COVID-19 pandemic will now be allowed to remain in Australia to have their visa granted.

Whilst there has not yet been a set date for when the temporary changes will take effect, the government has stated that it will be in the first quarter of 2021.

If you or your family member is interested in learning more about Parent visas or other options for migration to Australia, please contact our friendly team at or on 02 9283 5290.

For more details, please see this link here.

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