STOP 405/410 Investor Retirement Visa Holders using Parent Visa PR Pathway

STOP 405/410 Investor Retirement Visa Holders using Parent Visa PR Pathway

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The Newstone Education and Migration started this petition to Any Australian PR or citizen who wants to bring their overseas parents to live in Australia

The Background:

The Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees) Regulations 2018 will allow to permanently "regularise" the status of ageing and increasingly vulnerable long-term temporary residents, holders of Retirement (subclass 410) and Investor Retirement (subclass 405) visas (Retirees), by providing them with a pathway to obtain a permanent visa.


They will now be able to apply for Subclass 103 (Parent) visa or a Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent) visa from 17 November 2018 without having to have any Australian PR or Citizen child!!!

This new amendment will not only reduce the number of visas for parents migrating from abroad but will also increase the waiting periods which are currently between 6 and 30 years.As at 30 June 2018, 50,626 applicants were in the queue for the Non-Contributory Parent visa and 48,595 applicants were in the queue for the Contributory Parent visa.

The Department of Home Affairs confirmed that "Priority will be given to those who apply under the Contributory Parent (subclass 143) category, with no allocation of Parent (subclass 103) Pathway places for grant in at least the first four years of the program.

Who will be affected by this amendment?

All Australian Permanent Residents and Citizens whose parents currently live overseas and would like to come and live in Australia permanently.

How you and your parents will be affected by this amendment?

Firstly, the Department of Home Affairs says "As the number of potential Pathway applicants is small, this is not expected to have a noticeable impact on existing Parent and Contributory Parent visa applicants."

However, it also admits "Priority will be given to those who apply under the Contributory Parent (subclass 143) category, with no allocation of Parent (subclass 103) Pathway places for grant in at least the first four years of the program. Waiting times for Parent (subclass 103) visas are significantly longer than those for Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visas."

That means:

  • There will be a significant impact on all Parent (Subclass 143) Visa applicant from 17 November 2018 though the government has not disclosed how many potential subclass 405/410 visa holders are out there.
  • There will be a negative impact on all Parent (Subclass 103) visa applicants in 4 years time given the non-contributory visas have a 30-period wait. And it has only 1500 places allocated to the category. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/103-

What we demand?

We demand the Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees) Regulations 2018 to be abolished to give all Australian PRs or Citizens' overseas parents a fair go! Parent Visa category was designed only for Australian PR or Citizen's parent, simple is that. It is NOT for attracting rich retirees who do not even have any Australian children!

Or at least the Australian government needs to amend the Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees) Regulations 2018 by finding them or create another PR destination which is more suitable to their situation without jeopardizing Australians' rights!

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