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Government announces ceasing of Family visa categories by 2 June 2014 –Parent ( non-contributory), Remaining Relative, Aged Dependent Relative and Carer visas


It has recently been announced that the Parent, Remaining Relative, Aged Dependent Relative & Carer visas will be ceased on 2 June 2014.

This is following on from the Australian Budget in which it was stated that the Australian government would be ceasing lodgement of new applications under the Other Family and Non-Contributory Parent visas will take place prior to the start of the 2014-15 programme year.

The visas which will be ceasing, based on the Federal Government announcement, are the following classes:

Parent -Subclass -Subclass 103

Aged Parent- Subclass 804

Aged Dependent Relative - Subclass 114

Aged Dependent Relative -Subclass 838.

Remaining Relative- Subclass 115

Remaining Relative -Subclass 835

Carer-Subclass –Subclass 116

Carer - Subclass 836

Comment from Chris Johnston:  This is consistent with the Australian Federal Government having a focus on skilled migration.

I have previously commented on measures such as charging an application fee for each family member, being effectively anti-family.

The recent changes could also been seen as anti-family.

Warning:This information is accurate on the 01 June 2014. 

DIBP will change visa requirements in an ongoing manner and all current requirements must be established prior to lodging an application. 

Sources: Migration Institute of Australia

Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014 - Select Legislative Instrument No. 65, 2014

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