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  • Jenny Murphy MARN 0852535

Parent visa processing times


The Department of Home Affairs has recently updated their guide for processing times for Parent Visas. The annual migration program sets the number of parent visas that can be granted in the program year. Applications are queued and processed in date order. Applications are released for final processing in accordance with the places available in the program.


Contributory Parent, Parent and Aged Parent visa processing times change for a number of reasons, including:


  • changes in planning levels

  • how many visa applications are submitted

  • how many applications are withdrawn or refused

  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal remits

  • Ministerial Intervention cases

  • changes to processing directions


The Department estimates that new Contributory Parent visa applications lodged will likely be at least 12 years to be released for final processing.


New Parent and Aged Parent visa applications lodged will likely take at least 29 years for final processing.


Given the long wait times, understanding the visa options and careful planning is essential. Contact one of our Registered Migration Agents today to understand the options.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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