As things are becoming more of a reality theis week I am beginning to have doubts about leaving my parents. We have been living together for 10 years and my parents moved out into rented accommodation this week leaving the annex very empty We have now got a case officer and our agent is hoping that we get our visa's very soon. Initially my parents were going to apply for a visa at the same time as us but my Dad thought it would be more sensible for us to get settled and they would come out in a couple of years. I mentioned to my agent about my Mom and Dad and what the proceedure would be and she said that a parent visa is taking between 11yrs and 15yrs to process I'm not being funny but they are in their 70's now!!!! We can apply for a contributory parent visa in 2 years and 6 months if $1420 is paid intially then $32,000 per applicant and the $14,000 bond this means they may get a visa granted between 12mnths and 2 years. I'm the only child so how can I go knowng this now? I haven't told them as they will be devastated. I know this will be a good move for us but what about my parents? Sorry to wittle on but I'm emotionally drained this week especially now they have moved out. We have got this far and now I'm scared.