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  1. Alan Collett

    143 Contributory Parent Visa

    The 36+ month timeline will apply to you, I'm afraid. Applications lodged in late 2014 are presently being allocated/assessed. You would need to lodge a new visa application to apply under a different subclass, but if you are eligible a different visa strategy may have a quicker timeline than the one you are looking at presently. Best regards.
  2. Alan Collett

    143 Contributory Parent Visa

    Unfortunately, the expected timeline for subclass 143 visa applications is presently 36 to 38 months. I am advised by my contact at the PVC that this is because demand for subclass 143 visas is significantly exceeding the available supply. Note that applications under subclass 864 are likely to take 12 to 15 months. The 864 visa is available where an applicant is "aged" (as defined), and is onshore (ie in Australia). Best regards.
  3. Alan Collett

    143 contributory parent visa

    Unfortunately, visa processing timelines for subclass 143 visa applications are now between 36 and 38 months. Best regards.
  4. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    A UK Will can be used by executors if the deceased has assets in Australia, but would most probably require resealing if it is to be capable of being used. It is likely to be quicker for the executors if there is an Australian Will to administer Australian assets, and a UK Will to administer UK assets. Also for consideration: > Power of Attorney in SA > A Domicile Statement, if the net estate will trigger an Inheritance Tax liability in the UK. > CGT in Australia on death if any CGT Assets in the estate are bequeathed to a non-Aus resident beneficiary Feel able to contact me via a Private Message or email if you would like to explore these issues more fully. Best regards.
  5. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    At the moment, about 12 months from the time the visa application is lodged, prior to the issuing of a queue date. Best regards.
  6. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    Retaining and maintaining the property in the UK is a matter of personal choice - though the likely inability to insure the building and contents will most probably dictate its sale. A refusal of a subclass 804 visa application is most likely to arise on the grounds of health. The fallback is a subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa on the basis that the applicant is too unwell to depart Australia: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/602- Best regards.
  7. Alan Collett

    Parents

    If they are in the UK they can call the Go Matilda Visas office in Southampton - we're happy to have an no cost/no obligation initial chat. Best regards.
  8. Alan Collett

    Parent Visa 804

    Excellent - all's well that ends well! Best regards.
  9. Alan Collett

    Parent Visa 804

    Nette You should be fine - but why did you lodge the application in Adelaide? Not the best strategy, if I might say. A BV would have been issued by now if you had Express Posted the application to the PVC - they usually take 3 business days to issue an acknowledgment of receipt, a file reference, and to grant the BVA. Best regards.
  10. Alan Collett

    U.k. Pensions and tax

    Your UK pension income will be wholly taxable in Australia once you have become a tax resident of Australia - assuming you are applying for a subclass 143 visa (the tax situation is different if you are adopting a 2-step 173 to 143 visa strategy). There is a HM Revenue form to be completed and stamped by the ATO to ensure a NT (No Tax) PAYE Coding is applied to your UK source pensions. In Australia there may be a tax deduction available for what is called the UPP (Undeducted Purchase Price) of the pension. For UK State Pensions this is 8% of the amount received: https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-Return/2014/Supplementary-tax-return/Deduction-questions-D11-D15/D11---Deductible-amount-of-undeducted-purchase-price-of-a-foreign-pension-or-annuity/ (scroll down to the text on British Pensions) Best regards.
  11. A quick note to say that the resident/non-resident issue is dealt with: > On the TFN Declaration which should be completed in respect of each PAYG employment > On the Australian income tax return annually What it says on the Tax File Number advice shouldn't impact how you are taxed. Best regards.
  12. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    Message now updated on the DIBP website. For example, at the Aged Parent subclass 804 page: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/804.aspx This visa was previously repealed and closed from 2 June 2014 until 25 September 2014. Applications are now accepted for this visa. If you lodged an application during the period when the visa was repealed then you need to lodge a new application. Good news for many, I think!
  13. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    Message now updated on the DIBP website. For example, at the Aged Parent subclass 804 page: http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/804.aspx This visa was previously repealed and closed from 2 June 2014 until 25 September 2014. Applications are now accepted for this visa. If you lodged an application during the period when the visa was repealed then you need to lodge a new application. Good news for many, I think!
  14. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    http://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=238186&operation_mode=parlview See the Motion being moved and discussed at 2:35:10 here ... Best regards.
  15. Alan Collett

    Cheap Parent Visas Part I

    http://sarah-hanson-young.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/greens%E2%80%99-disallowance-saves-essential-family-and-carer-visas Thanks John. The Press Release from the Senator's office is here. Best regards.
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