My parents applied over a year ago for the contributory parent permanent visa and it has just been refused. Our reading of the the rules, confirmed by the office in Perth was that one child must have pr or citizenship and all children in Oz must be settled and intend to stay permanently. My sister has citizenship and has been here for approx 8 years. She is married to an Aussie and has a 5 year old son. I have been here 18 months and am currently on a 4 year 457 waiting for my 2 years and 1 day anniversary to apply for pr. I have a perm job, a car loan and have just signed my 2nd 12 month lease for my house. We have now been told that I need PR too and my parents visas refused and they loose the money. Can anyone help or confirm which facts are correct? Is it worth an appeal or will we just be wasting our time? Is there anything else we can do or are we going to have to wait and start all over again. Or consider other options?
Anyone out there able to help?