Urgent News For Some Family Visa Applications

Family Visa Applications

Following the release of the 2014 Budget, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced applications for the following Family Visas will be ceasing in the very near future:

  1. Parent (subclass 103)
  2. Aged Parent (subclass 804)
  3. Aged Dependent Relative (114)
  4. Remaining Relative (115)
  5. Carer (116)
  6. Remaining Relative (835)
  7. Carer (836)
  8. Aged Dependent Relative (838).

You can still lodge a valid application – the Department has advised all valid applications they receive will remain in the pipeline and be processed in due course. The ending of new applications under the Other Family and Non-Contributory Parent visas will take place prior to the start of the 2014-15 program year.

No specific date has been released as yet, however, if you are preparing to lodge one of these applications it is vital that you do so immediately.

What should you do if you’re looking to lodge a Family Visa Applications?

If you would like more information about family visas or assistance lodging an application, please contact a member of our migration team.

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