Is there any way I can get my American mum down here to meet her first grandchidl?

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Is there any way I can get my American mum down here to meet her first grandchidl?

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Old 02-23-2021, 07:57 AM
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Is there any way I can get my American mum down here to meet her first grandchidl?

Hey folks - my wife and I had our first baby in December, and my mom is really struggling with not being able to be here.

Is the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870) still being issued in COVID times? She'd be willing to do the 2-week quarantine to get to me the little guy.

I'm a PR (through the partner visa) and lodged my citizenship application a few months ago. We're based in Melbourne.


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Old 02-23-2021, 08:45 AM
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Hi twopassports, you can try to apply for a travel exemption from your mother based on compelling and compassionate reasons. You may have to try more than once as refusal rates for these kind of travel exemption requests are very high. More information here:

Once the travel exemption is approved, she can then try to apply for the sponsored parent visa. You can also try to apply for a 12-month Visitor visa (subclass 600) which is considerably cheaper.

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