It's been awhile since I have been on here and when I was on here evaluating Australia this was very helpful and I loved the community. Fast forward a couple years and I have got Permanent residence in Australia now and i'm looking to bring my parents out. I have put together a detailed plan on what I want to do and now I want to run it by the experts here to get your input. Below is the details of my situation, the plan and then questions I have.
Thanks everyone for taking the time to review this.. I really REALLY appreciate it.
- Parents have a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa that Expires Dec 15, 2014 (They used it to visit Australia from Dec 26 to Jan 14th)
- Parents age is 60 (Sept 1953) and 62 (March 1951) (By the time we qualify for Sponsorship there is a good chance they qualify for “Aged Contributor Parents”)
- They have one daughter in Italy and me in Australia (Meaning they meet the Balance of Family Requirements I believe)
- We will be making enough money between my wife and I so we are confident we will be able to demonstrate we can support them
- Dec 26th, 2014-- Our Family landed and became permanent residents
- Dec 26th, 2014 -- Parents also arrived on their Multiple Entry tourist visa
- Oct/Nov 2014 -- Parents come to Australia on their current Multiple Entry Visa
- Dec 1st, 2014 -- Parents submit an application to extend their Tourist Visa for another 12 months
- Dec 1st, 2015 -- Parents leave the country to go back to Canada (Because I assume you can’t extend again or you can’t ask for a new tourist visa while on your old one?)
- Dec 16th 2015 -- Parents submit an application for Visitor Visa
- Dec 30th 2015 -- Visa Granted
- Jan 15th 2015 -- Parents come back to Australia
- Dec 27 2016 -- We submit a Aged Temporary or Contributory Parent visa (subclass 884) for them (Because as of December 27th, 2016 we meet the 2 year requirement and they will be 65 (Father) and 62.5 (Mother) by then)
- Dec 29 2016 -- We submit a Bridging visa B – BVB – (subclass 020) (This is so they can leave the country to visit their daughter, when necessary)
- Dec 27 2017 or 2018 -- Parents get Aged Temporary/Contributor Visa (12 – 24 months Later)
- Any holes in this plan ?, Anything we can do to improve this plan so we don’t have to be apart ?
- Can anything be done about steps 4,5 & 6 to reduce or eliminate that step (Can they request a new visitor Visa while living in Australia even though they extended their old visa)
- Do we really need to wait 2 years or can we do steps 8 & 9 after step 3
- My wife read somewhere that while you’re on a Tourist visa you can only stay in Australia for a maximum of 3 months at a time is this correct ?, I haven’t been able to find evidence on that myself but you would know.
- I read somewhere, where I can apply earlier than the 2 year waiting period and then appeal to the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and they can possibly reverse the decision. Have you or any of your colleagues had any experience with this process and what was the out come ?
- Does applying for Temporary Contributor Visa take the same (12-24 month) period as the non-temporary Contributor visa ?
- Reading through the temporary Contributor and it states “You can apply for this visa only if you are outside Australia. If you are in Australia, you can only apply if your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia. You must be outside Australia when the visa is decided.” I don’t see anything on their visitor visa that says they can or cannot apply for visas. What are your thoughts on a standard visitor visa and what it can and cannot do ? and what is this part about they must be outside the country when the visa is decided, how would they know when to leave the country ?
- Are there any negatives or positives to applying as an “Aged Parent Contributory” versus “Non Aged Parent Contributory”. Does it cost more or less ? Does it take more or less time ?
Thanks everyone for taking the time to read through my plan.. We are really trying to be as through as possible.. We have already gone through a sponsorship process with bringing my Parents to Canada and with our permanent residence visas in Australia so we are definitely very familiar with government immigration processes.