Here are current expectations on the processing of Contributory Parent visas for the program year to 30 June 2023.
These are based on the number of parent visas announced for the 2022-23 program year in the last Federal Budget in March 2022.
Of course, we have since had a change of Government at the Federal level. The first Labor Budget for the new administration is going to take place on 25 October, 2022 and it is very possible that we will see an uplift in total migration numbers.
Whether this will be focused on skilled migration only remains to be seen – as many will know there are skills shortages across the world and the needs of Australian businesses in terms of skilled visa numbers are being well publicised in the media.
Of course, many skilled migrants with parents residing overseas are more likely to return to the country in which their parents are living – eg in the event of ill health, or due to the pain of separation – so if the Australian Government is of a mind to adopt a holistic approach to skilled migration we consider that including a higher number of parent visas within the overall migration program would be in line with a desired outcome of attracting and retaining skilled migrants to Australia.
The 2022-23 Migration Program includes an allocation of 6,000 visas to parents.
This is further broken down into contributory parent visas (CPVs, subclasses 143, 173, 864, and 884) and non contributory parent visas (subclasses 103 and 804).
We presently anticipate an allocation of 500 visas to non CPVs, and 5,500 to CPVs.
Go Matilda Visas requests information from the Department of Home Affairs periodically as to the number of visa applications on hand broken down into the month the visa application was received.
The latest such information we have is as at 31 March 2022.
A schedule detailing the number of CPV applications is below.
We have assumed 10% of CPV applications will not progress to grant. This may be due to the withdrawal of the visa application, requirements not being met (eg health, Assurance of Support income test), or the death of the visa applicant.
Given these assumptions we expect individuals with CPV applications lodged in the months up to November 2016 to receive communications from the Parent Visa Centre leading to visa grants over the period to 30 June 2023.
Go Matilda Visas is a proactive Australian visa business, with the bulk of our client base being family visa applications.
We advocate for greater transparency on the part of the Department of Home Affairs in the processing of visa applications, and for parent visa applicants in particular.
Please complete the enquiry form on this page if you are an intending parent visa applicant, are living in Australia and have a parent residing overseas who you want to join you, or have lodged a parent visa application and need some help.
We look forward to hearing from you.