In our continuing effort to provide information for parent visa applicants we have details here regarding the number of subclass 103 and 804 non Contributory Parent visa applications that were in the system as at 31 July 2022.
The numbers are split between those that have been queued and those that are awaiting being queued – regular readers of our blogs will know that queuing takes place after an initial assessment of health and character for onshore subclass 804 visa applicants; subclass 103 applicants are queued once an initial assessment has been made to ensure the visa application is valid.
The Department of Home Affairs has been typically granting about 250 non Contributory Parent visas each program year.
Note that 45,000 visa applications divided by 250 visa grants per year equals 180 years!
Or, to achieve the 30 year timeline presently advised on the Department’s website 1,500 visas will need to to be granted each program year.