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Old 12-02-2020, 02:51 PM
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Weird Visa Question - 2005 Visa

Back in 2005, my grandparents were brought to Australia from Athens, Greece. They were given options, pay $500 or so and basically wait to receive a visa, could be weeks, months, years, no one knows. However, they were given an option were roughly each person would cost around $40k, including plane tickets and healthcare checks prior to coming into Australia and would only take around 1 month and they would get into Australia.

My family took that option. The brothers (4) payed in total $80k and they came from athens to Australia in less than 1 month total.

They were told that this $80k was to be put into a bank account, and this money (portion?, or total? idk) would be used as funds to pay any issues, such as surgeries, healthcare check ups, doctors etc.

They were told that this money would remain and not be lost if they didn't use it up.

My grandparents passed many years ago and this money has kinda been forgotten and has recently been brought back to thought. The brother who filled this visa, is unwilling to talk about it and pushes any thought about the money away, saying that the papers are lost, or some very random excuse. [My family has come to suspicion that perhaps he has took the money and not split it between the 4 brothers who each put 20k for their parents]

I (son of one of the brothers) am seeking to find any information about the visa back in 2005 that this might correspond to and perhaps any information about this money.

Would anyone know anything about this situation? Anything is helpful, I am trying to understand this further since I can't get any information within the family about it. :/


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Consult a solicitor.

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Old 12-07-2020, 01:27 AM
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I agree that a solicitor may be your best option. There are various visa options your grandparents may have had, and if it was a contributory parent visa (if that was available at the time), that is a much more expensive visa. Whether it was that expensive in 2005 I don't know. But I think your family's suspicions may be correct though and you'd need to pursue that through legal channels.

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