My parents are aged 64 & 71 and both living in the EU and are EU citizens.
I've been living in Aus now for almost a decade and have been an Australian citizen from around the days of kevin07.
They visited me for the first time last year and loved the place (finally - they have seen the light!!) and want to migrate.
We were all shocked to read on the immi.gov.au that you have to either wait 10-20 years or pay close to $90,000 for a double parent visa (the Contributory Parent Visa Subclass 143). So I've been reading up about it
and of course this forum
Having been through the migration process myself years ago, I know that there is more than one way to find a way in.
Is there a way around having to fork out $90k? (That's seems like a dodgy bribe not an admin payment!!!!)
Can one parent come in on the 103/143 and the other on a temp visa and then apply for a partner visa?
I've read about bridging visas as well.
I'm just hoping that there is someone out there who has been in a similar situation and can offer some practical advice.
(And yes I will be ringing the Perth office as soon as they're open!)