Closure of Parent and Aged Parent Visas to New Applicants Confirmed – No New Applications Accepted

Legislation has now been passed by Australia’s Immigration Minister which effectively stops new visa applications being submitted under subclasses 103 (Parent) and 804 (Aged Parent) from the close of business today (the 30th of May, 2014).

The legislation which gives effect to the change is here.

Alternative visa strategies for those who have been planning to lodge a subclass 103 or 804 visa application are discussed on our earlier blog.