New temporary Parent visa on the table

Following the Coalition’s election commitment to introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa, Assistant Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has announced a new continuous five-year visa for aged parents of immigrants in Australia. The visa offers families a new way to reunite, on the condition they contribute to the cost, as the Turnbull Government tries to…

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Longer tourist visas now open to parents of Australians

Following up on an announcement back in September this year, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, on Friday 23 November 2012 launched longer tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents in recognition of the valuable role they play in their children and grand children’s lives. “From tomorrow, 24 November,…

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Government extends tourist visas for parents of Australians

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 The Gillard Government will extend tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to enable them to visit their family in Australia for longer, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today. ‘I know that many people are patiently waiting in the queue for a parent…

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