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I'm planning on getting married in Australia to a citizen who lives there, but am seeking to bring my disabled mother (70 years old) over to live with us as soon as can be arranged. Doing the contributing parent visa is not going to be possible.
Can my (then) husband sponsor her to come over?
How long does a sponsorship last?
Can she remain while the Aged Parent visa process is going through?
who do I contact about this, as three attorneys I've spoken with only handle contributing parent visas.

I apologizing for asking so much here, I've been searching and sending quarries to attorneys and getting no where without a bunch of "show me the money" antics.

Thank you for any assistance!
 

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I can't answer your questions but lawyers aren't usually recommended for visa matters. Maybe contact one of the Australian RMAs that frequent this forum and see if they can help you?
 

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Can my (then) husband sponsor her to come over?
Probably, yes.
How long does a sponsorship last?
Until a decision is made, or a relevant party withdraws or dies.
Can she remain while the Aged Parent visa process is going through?
Only for a visit. Must be offshore to lodge and for a visa grant.
who do I contact about this, as three attorneys I've spoken with only handle contributing parent visas.
The 'attorneys' might not want to be involved in an application that, under current processing times, could be expected to take about 50 years to be decided. To put it another way, it would breach the Migration Agents Code of Conduct to lodge an application that had no realistic prospects of success, unless the applicant understood this and insisted on proceeding. It can be noted that immigration do not hesitate to accept visa application charges for doomed applications.
"show me the money" antics.
The immigration department would certainly not do that, except as noted above, but their free advice is often worth what you pay for it..
It might be worth your while to consult a registered migration agent for an assessment of possible visa options.
Best of luck with whatever you decide to do.
 

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I'm planning on getting married in Australia to a citizen who lives there, but am seeking to bring my disabled mother (70 years old) over to live with us as soon as can be arranged. Doing the contributing parent visa is not going to be possible.
Can my (then) husband sponsor her to come over?
How long does a sponsorship last?
Can she remain while the Aged Parent visa process is going through?
who do I contact about this, as three attorneys I've spoken with only handle contributing parent visas.

I apologizing for asking so much here, I've been searching and sending quarries to attorneys and getting no where without a bunch of "show me the money" antics.

Thank you for any assistance!
If the aged parent visa (sc. 804) is validly applied for in Australia, she can stay in Australia on a bridging visa. Problem is that she will probably not live long enough to be granted this visa. Staying in Australia on a bridging visa indefinitely is not ideal, especially when it comes to health matters.

Anyway, your mother-in-law cannot apply for this visa or any other parent visa until you have become a permanent resident. This is likely to be a few years down the track, so maybe those visas won't be around any more by then. There is also talk about a new temporary parent visa, but nothing has been officially announced as yet.

In the meantime you may have to look at tourist visas.

I'm not sure why people object to having to pay for professional advice? I don't know anyone who likes to work for free. Immigration law is complex and to respond in detail to a specific inquiry is time-consuming.
 

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Thank you all very much for the advice, recommendations, and suggestions. Not being familiar with the terminology used for these matters to start with, I'm learning heaps from this forum and this thread. I'll be on the lookout for an Australian RMA that can assist.

That said, I don't mind in the least paying for assistance, but need to have a basis to start from to ask the proper questions and to not be taken in by anyone running scams. I'm looking for searchable terms and directions of other places to search, so when I do decide on an agency I'm not spending $100 for 60 minutes of uneducated question and answer.
 

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I have been reading your post with interest, especially where you mention that the person has a disability.
Many years ago my wife and I thought we would sponsor her elderly father after her mother died.
We looked into it but soon discovered that he was precluded due to his health.
As you have more than 2 years before you can even apply I suggest that you first start to explore the health requirements before spending any money elswhere.Here is a link to the current requirements:https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&...CDYkQFggoMAE&usg=AOvVaw2jga3QFISrOGvoOFdQJLSx

There is supposed to be a new parent visa coming soon, but again who knows what the situation will be by the time you are in a position to apply for the visa.
In the meantime put your efforts into your own visa application, as many here can attest it is NO walk in the park.
 

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A disability is not necessarily a health issue.

If a parent is refused an onshore visa for health reasons only, there are visa strategies available.
 

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That said, I don't mind in the least paying for assistance, but need to have a basis to start from to ask the proper questions and to not be taken in by anyone running scams. I'm looking for searchable terms and directions of other places to search, so when I do decide on an agency I'm not spending $100 for 60 minutes of uneducated question and answer.
That's a very sensible approach.
 
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