Coming soon: Five year temporary sponsored visa for parents. No balance of family test

The Turnbull government has recently offered a new pathway for family to reunite. Where parents of Australians who would like to come to Australia to spend an extended period of time with their children. Once the enabling legislation has passed through Federal Parliament, they  will be able to stay for a period of three years after paying a visa application fee of $5,000 or for five years after a payment of $10,000.

Parents will need to pay for comprehensive private health insurance for their stay and their children will accept legal liability for any outstanding public health debt their sponsored parent accrues.

However temporary parent visa would not include a balance of the family test consequently may enable parents who were previously not eligible for long term visas to stay with their Australian families.

So if you or someone you know would like to find out more about this new visa talk to us.

Call 03 9614 0218 or email info@arlaw.com.au to make an initial 30 Minute consultation at our Melbourne office. (conditions apply)

For more go to www.arlaw.com.au

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