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Old 10-17-2017, 10:21 AM
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Trying to abolish Family of Balance Test PETITION whos with me

CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA

Like many, I fail the Balance of Family Test and find myself in a pickle. My siblings are grown up, settled and have lives of their own. No chance of moving here.

Having worked hard to gain Residency, I now operate a Company, pay a good chunk in tax and have private health care. My family, are just as successful as me, with skilled occupations, good morals and fluent English speakers.

My parents would love to join me out here and contribute to Australia. At under 55 and healthy they still have a good couple of decades of work under their belt and a solid pension built up from the UK.

But they can't. Because of the BOF Test.

I see that a new visa is coming this year. Wonderful for those who need grand parents to look after kids as this seems to be the main emphasis, but what about us who don't have or plan on having kids? The Visa gives some hope, but its still not ideal. No permanent gateway or work rights. I am however, completely inspired that a petition brought this issue to light. And this is the reason for my post.

For all of those people who meet all requirements yet fall short because of BOF I wanted to get your support and start a petition of our own, not to create a new visa but to amend the terms.

I have written to Peter Dutton a few times and will continue to. I have suggested that all applicants have a pension or financial support from the Child in Aus. That they get Health Care and give a guarantee that they will not suck off the state.

I am at a dead end and have exausted all options.

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My thoughts? Unlikely to succeed unfortunately, would open the floodgates for older 'non-contributing' relatives. The social security system is already in crisis with the rapidly aging population. I don't agree but this is the way the Government will frame the issue. You'd be better off trying for contributory parent, it's an expensive, but more realistic option if you genuinely want your parents to join you.

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I agree- I actually was meaning a Contributory Visa- I will amend this in the title. My parents are wiling to pay but as far as I am aware BOF still applies. Can you clairfy?


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You got me confused for a second there. You need to pass balance of family for this visa you have suggested, My family genuinely DO want to come here and are willing to pay to get in. They just aren't millionaires to do Investor.They also have skills on the list and a pension.

Sorry if my original post was not clear


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CONTRIBUTORY PARENT VISA

My parents would love to join me out here and contribute to Australia. At under 55 and healthy they still have a good couple of decades of work under their belt and a solid pension built up from the UK.
I was curious about this and looked up something on the Fact sheet - Contributory Parent https://www.border.gov.au/about/corp...ibutory-parent

Age requirements
The primary applicant must satisfy the aged requirement for both Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864) or Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884) applications.
An 'aged' parent is one who is old enough to be granted the Australian aged pension. (From 1 July 2017, the qualifying age will increase to 65 years and six months. The qualify age will increase by six months every two years, to 67 years by 1 July 2023.)


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The BOF test was designed as an objective measure of a parent's ties to Australia and I canít see it being abolished any time soon. The reasoning could be that parents might be less inclined to become properly settled in Australia, if a majority of their children continue to live outside Australia.

You might be better off directing your energy towards getting more of your siblings into Australia, so your parents can meet the current regulations, rather than trying to change them.

Like age limits, it seems an arbitrary measure, but obviously if you want a manageable system, you need to draw the line somewhere.

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I was curious about this and looked up something on the Fact sheet - Contributory Parent https://www.border.gov.au/about/corp...ibutory-parent

Age requirements
The primary applicant must satisfy the aged requirement for both Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864) or Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884) applications.
An 'aged' parent is one who is old enough to be granted the Australian aged pension. (From 1 July 2017, the qualifying age will increase to 65 years and six months. The qualify age will increase by six months every two years, to 67 years by 1 July 2023.)
The Contributory Parent Visa has no age limit. The Contributory Aged Parent visa does have an age limit.One major difference is that the Contributory Aged Parent visa is an onshore visa and therefore the applicant may be entitled to a bridging visa..

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I was curious about this and looked up something on the Fact sheet - Contributory Parent https://www.border.gov.au/about/corp...ibutory-parent

Age requirements
The primary applicant must satisfy the aged requirement for both Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) visa (subclass 864) or Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884) applications.
An 'aged' parent is one who is old enough to be granted the Australian aged pension. (From 1 July 2017, the qualifying age will increase to 65 years and six months. The qualify age will increase by six months every two years, to 67 years by 1 July 2023.)
The Contributory Parent Visa has no age limit. The Contributory Aged Parent visa does have an age limit.One major difference is that the Contributory Aged Parent visa is an onshore visa and therefore the applicant may be entitled to a bridging visa..

Thank you its good to know there is no age limit. However still can't apply for either as BOF applies


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Thank you its good to know there is no age limit. However still can't apply for either as BOF applies
Therefore you should try to convince enough of your siblings to move to Australia. That's more realistic than trying to change a regulation that has been deliberately imposed.

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Sorry, Nprance I hope you don't mind my post.

I'm just curious if anyone knows why the processing time for the Parent Visa 103 is up to 30 years?

Do people actually wait that long?


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