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Parent Visa News

Updated: Sep 14, 2022


The Department of Homme Affairs (DHA) advises of the number of places made available towards parent visas and attached queue time.

It is now opportune to remind there are two kinds or parents visas, the contributory parent and the non-contributory parent visa, the DIBP has published information for both these visas, please see below,

Further to the above, the DHA also informs that legislation for the new temporary parent visa has is available and ranges from 3 years to 5 years.


The Department of Home Affairs updated their information on the current parent visa scheme framework. Home Affairs confirmed that the following numbers of visas are available under contributory and non-contributory parent visa scheme:

In the 2022–2023 Migration Programme year:

6000 places have been allocated to Contributory Parent visas (subclasses 173/143 and subclasses 884/864).


All Contributory Parent visa applications lodged before 1 June 2018 have been given a queue date of the application lodgement date and applications lodged on or after 1 June 2018 are assessed and given a queue date when it meets the initial visa criteria.


The number of people ahead of you in the queue includes applicants being considered for visa grant for this Migration Programme year.

Numbers in the queue are subject to:

· changes in the number of visa places available each year

· fluctuations due to visa grants, refusals and withdrawals

· fluctuations due to successful review cases which are given priority.



Contributory Parent Visas

In the 2022-2023 Migration Programme year, 6000 Contributory Parent visa places are available for applicants applying from in and outside Australia.

Home Affairs process applications for this visa in date of lodgement order and according to the planning levels set in the Migration Programme each year.


Temporary Parent Visa

The new visa allows Australians to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia for up to five years at a time.

This new visa arrangement does not replace the existing Parent category visas and there will be approximately 15,000 places available per year.



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