01-04-2013, 08:44 AM #171
Thank you for this great article im not an aged parent but im 55 which seems old for all the visas offered and i do not have the money to buy myself in. Im a qualified teacher and a working artist but because of my age im stuck. My son has PR and my grand daughter needs her Nanna so will visit the DIAC in Adelaide in August as the whole imigation thing seems so complicated......j
01-04-2013, 12:21 PM #172
Hello Gill, JBS and everyone else
I was thrown into a blind panic this morning about the visa changes, in particular the removal of the e visitor 976.
However after reading through carefully I think that the new sub class 601 will do the same job with regard to the possibility of applying for a further visa on shore as it does not carry a 'no further stay' condition.
Has anyone looked at the changes and if so does anyone agree with me?
In great need of your expertise!
04-04-2013, 02:20 AM #173
I agree that the 601 visa seems to be a direct replacement for the old 976 ETA. Very large numbers of people use the ETA when visiting Australia and there is no reason why it should be changed.
Originally Posted by linda
04-04-2013, 03:38 AM #174
apologies for jumping on this thread but I was wondering if someone could advise me. Basically the balance of our family is in the uk so we can't sponsor my parents and they aren't well off enough for a investment visa, so that's them permanently movin here out of the question, they (& we) are gutted.
Now could they do 9 months here & 3months in the UK? Can they buy out here if they aren't residents?
We are really at a loss :(
04-04-2013, 07:09 AM #175
I have read of parents doing 6 months in Aus, 6 in the UK. I think there is some kind of longer stay visa for people visiting family but am not sure of the conditions or term they can remain in Aus. Reading about that visa it is possible they could do up to 12 months but then be expected to be out of Aus for 6 months.
Originally Posted by Paula H
These are the visa options.
This one is probably the one they would want.
They would need full health insurance also obviously (and throw in dental and ambulance cover probably).
As for buying, I don't think so but it may be possible, someone might know if it is. I'd say your best bet if you intend to remain long term is to consider buying a house with a separate rumpus room/annexe (or scope to build one) suitable for them to live in without being under your feet too much or that you rent a property for them, or they rent if its possible. I'm not sure if they can rent on a tourist visa but you can find that out easy enough with a couple of phone calls to decent real estate agents I would figure. And find out if you could rent and list them on the lease as tenants, that sort of thing.
My parents have no desire to move to Aus once we are settled (nor do I really want them, its not a place they would really enjoy long term knowing them as I do and they are happy in the UK) but we plan to have a house with a self contained rumpus room (a bed sitter room at least and hopefully a loo but a bit bigger if we can find one) so they can come over and spend a couple of months with relative ease and have their independence. I think a couple of months a year will be more than enough for them although my mother has said she may come over and do another month on her own.
04-04-2013, 01:45 PM #176
I wish you all well, Chris. Gill has inspired so many people in your position through PIA for some years now. She has my utmost respect and admiration for all the good she does, even when she's been at her lowest personal ebb and I cannot speak too highly of her. The woman is awesome!! bhx
07-04-2013, 01:59 AM #177
Unfortunately the 676 visa was killed on March 23 this year. The best bet now is probably the 600 visa under the sponsored family stream. See
I think that this allows up to 12 months at a time in Australia provided that you then spend at least 6 months back home. As Snifter says they would need full medical cover whilst here -i.e. the RHCA is not enough. Regarding buying property this site may be useful:
As usual I am not pretending to be an expert on the subject. Please follow the links and find out what you can. The general idea on this thread is to exchange experiences.
17-05-2013, 11:44 PM #178
The number of immigration places in the Family Stream has been increased by 700 in the 2013-14 budget. I don't suppose that any of these extra places will go to the Aged Parent visa but at least the annual number is unlikely to decrease from the current 550.
06-06-2013, 03:48 AM #179
Has anyone else noticed that the queue for the 804 visa seems to have stopped moving? Usually DIAC announces how much the queue has moved that month around the middle of the month. I check around the 20th of each month to see how many people are in front of me. Up to today(June 6) the number has stayed the same since mid April. Is it just overwork or is something going on?
06-06-2013, 05:36 AM #180
Originally Posted by johnbshepherd
We are approaching the end of the 2012-13 year, it is possible that they have reached or are approaching their quota for the 804 this year?