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Hi everyone,

I am a permanent resident in Oz and I'm about to sponsor my parents to come and stay in Australia with me on visa 143 (PR), which costs 40k/ adult. There are some questions that I want to clear before they apply, would really appreciate you help :)

My parents have a wholesale business in Vietnam that earns them quite a bit of money, my dad is 56 and mom is 51. Since I'm residing in Australia, they wish to come and live with me once they retire. But they also need to acquire as much money as possible before they depart and live in Oz, as they don't speak a lot of English and they won't be earning any income once they are here. They figure that they can earn enough for their retirement after 8 years from now. The nature of business in Vietnam does not allow them to leave their business for too long. So the maximum amount of time they can be in Oz within 9 years from now would be about 1-2 months. Meanwhile, they will still purchase a property in Oz and pay mortgage for it.

I also have a brother, 15 years old, living with my parents in Vietnam. Therefore, he will be a under-18-dependant on the application. My parents have no other child.

1) I just got my PR recently, but I have been living in Australia for more than 2 years on other visas, and the immi website says that I have to be a "settled permanent resident". Can I sponsor my parents now or do I have to wait another 2 years to become "settled"?

2) If they were granted 143 Visa in say, Dec 2016, could they leave Vietnam to go and live in Australia in Nov 2021, just before the their PR expiry date, without a Resident Return Visa? After that, they won't be leaving Australia again for at least 2-3 years.

3) Is it possible for my brother to come and study in Australia on a student visa while my parents are waiting for their 143 Visa? If the 143 Visa was granted, does that mean my brother would become a PR and could permanently reside in Oz as well, with or without my parents being physically present in Oz?

4) It says on the DIAC website that they have to wait 10 years for full social benefit in Oz. Does that count from when they get their PR granted, no matter if they physically live in Oz or not?

5) Just to make it safe, does my brother still be counted as under-18-dependant if he exceeds the age of 18 by the time my parents 143 Visa is granted. Does his age count from when we apply, when we pay the second payment, or when the Visa is granted?

I thank you in advance for any contribution, no matter small or significant.

Regards,

Mickhs
 

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have you considered the 103 option for your parents? if they have no desire to live in Aus for a few years it might be a better fit. It's taking around 8 years to process which appears to fit their timeline. I believe the younger son could be included, but obviously would need to be still dependent at time of grant. Is this maybe why they are considering the 143 even though they don't want to use it yet- A way to get the son to Aus first ? Presumably he would live with you?
You need to read up about the Student option - it may be that you could act as his guardian - I presume that's the intent since they are happy to send him alone? Expensive student fees may be involved though.
If they include him in the application for a 143 then the student visa application might well over-ride this .Does he speak English if your parents don't? If so how could he enrol on a suitable course? You really need the advice of a MARA agent as this is a multi-faceted enquiry . Interesting though- good luck & let us know how it goes!
 

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have you considered the 103 option for your parents? if they have no desire to live in Aus for a few years it might be a better fit. It's taking around 8 years to process which appears to fit their timeline. I believe the younger son could be included, but obviously would need to be still dependent at time of grant. Is this maybe why they are considering the 143 even though they don't want to use it yet- A way to get the son to Aus first ? Presumably he would live with you?
You need to read up about the Student option - it may be that you could act as his guardian - I presume that's the intent since they are happy to send him alone? Expensive student fees may be involved though.
If they include him in the application for a 143 then the student visa application might well over-ride this .Does he speak English if your parents don't? If so how could he enrol on a suitable course? You really need the advice of a MARA agent as this is a multi-faceted enquiry . Interesting though- good luck & let us know how it goes!
Yes you're right. My parents are fine if they come here years later, but they don't want to leave my brother all alone in Vietnam, despite him being dependent on them or not. His English is proficient so studying in Oz isn't a problem. It's also his wish to get a good education in Oz. Therefore, my parents don't want to delay his study just because of the visa.
 
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