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Australia Will Slash Temporary Parent Visa Fee And Remove Invitations Cap!

Tue, Apr 23 2019

Australia Will Slash Temporary Parent Visa Fee And Remove Invitations Cap!

This is to bring to your kind notice that a Labour Government will significantly reduce the fee for temporary sponsored parent visa and remove a cap of 15,000 visas. The visa applications for parent’s sponsorship will be accepted from 1st July 2019. The coalition government introduced a visa that will allow parents of Australian permanent residents and citizens to stay for at least five years.

However, soon after the visa came into limelight because of its fee- $10,000 for a five-year visa and $5,000 fee for a three-year visa. Labour party is expected to cut the fee to $2,500 and $1,250 for a five year and three-year visas respectively.

The policy is planning to eliminate the “heartless, callous and cruel condition” of limiting the visa to one set of parents per household under the current visa. The Labour Government is also planning to remove the annual cap of 15,000 visas.

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Under Labour’s Policy, parents will not have to leave Australia at the end of their visa if they want their visa to be renewed whereas, under the present scenario, visa holder parents have to leave Australia at the expiry of their visa before it can be renewed.

The labour leader says, “Labour’s fairer Long Stay Parent will be more affordable for families- unlike the Liberal’s expensive fees that see families paying up to $40,000 to access visas.”

The government says that it is important to run a sustainable migration program where the cost of running the program is not only born by the taxpayers but also by the people.

Australia Family Migration programs allow an applicant to live with their family members who are already an Australian citizen or permanent resident holder.

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