Department of Immigration Confirms Imminent Cessation of Parent and Aged Parent Visas

The Department of Immigration has confirmed today the imminent withdrawal of Parent (subclass 103) and Aged Parent (subclass 804) visas to new applicants – as well as certain other family visa subclasses, including:

> Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclasses 114 and 838)
> Remaining Relative visa (subclasses 115 and 835)
> Carer visa (subclasses 116 and 836).

The visas will be closed to new applications before the start of the 2014/15 Migration Program year, commencing on the 1st of July, 2014.

The date of cessation is to be announced shortly.

If you are intending to apply for a subclass 103 or 804 visa we recommend that you lodge an application now. GM Parents can progress such an application quickly – our fees are fixed in amount, and are payable in stages.

Contact your closest GM Parents office or complete the enquiry form on this page if you would like to discuss your parent visa options with an experienced migration advisor.

Don’t delay – it will not be possible to apply for a visa under these subclasses for much longer.