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Old 03-29-2010, 10:56 AM
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Bringing my mom over

I am an Occupational therapist who was recently granted Permanent residency on the visa subclass175 independent - 4th March 2010.

I have tried to put my mother as a dependent on my visa application (My father passed away a month after I`ve left South Africa on visa 457 a year ago) However immigration was not willing to accept her as part of my family unit as she did not stay with me at the time or before.

I want to know how best to get my mother here as I am a single mom and my mother is a widow now. It would make sense for her to come and live with me.

We do not have the capital to bring her over on contributary parent visa and the waitinglist for parent visa is too long.

My sister has put in an application for a regional sponsored visa with South Australia an is in the last stages of waiting for medicals to be approved. We have one other sibling, my brother, who is going to remain in South Africa, but my mom wants to be close to her daughters.

Please advise as to what our options are and how best to go about this difficult endeavor?


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I am an Occupational therapist who was recently granted Permanent residency on the visa subclass175 independent - 4th March 2010.

I have tried to put my mother as a dependent on my visa application (My father passed away a month after I`ve left South Africa on visa 457 a year ago) However immigration was not willing to accept her as part of my family unit as she did not stay with me at the time or before.

I want to know how best to get my mother here as I am a single mom and my mother is a widow now. It would make sense for her to come and live with me.

We do not have the capital to bring her over on contributary parent visa and the waitinglist for parent visa is too long.

My sister has put in an application for a regional sponsored visa with South Australia an is in the last stages of waiting for medicals to be approved. We have one other sibling, my brother, who is going to remain in South Africa, but my mom wants to be close to her daughters.

Please advise as to what our options are and how best to go about this difficult endeavor?
There is indeed quite a waiting list for the standard parent visas though I have seen a claim on a way around it, all be it a bit tricky and [ Using an onshore parent visa as a basis - Aged Parent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 804) ] it worked for a new PR something like:
. if parent wants to move ASAP, parent applies for a 12 months tourist visa and because they can be granted with a latest entry date a year from grant date and a valifity for a year from latest entry date, a move as soon as the visa was granted may offer potential for a full two years stay if a short trip to NZ say was arranged with a return just before the latest entry date.
The reasoning for that is the parent visa can require a newly required immigrant sponsor to be considered settled though that may not come into it with the waiting list time as it is.
In your mothers case though, because of the test re number of siblings needed to be living in Australia, you will want to wait until your sister is also resident here and so the two year tourist visa should hopefully give sufficient time for that.


. The next step of the above approach is that because a tourist visa of 12/24 months is likely to have a No Further Stay condition which prevents a further visa application, a potential applicant would leave for a short trip and apply for an ETA - http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/eta.htm
for an ETA is not likely to have a No Further Stay condition applying.

It would then allow an application to be made for an onshore parent visa and though there is a 7 - 10 year waiting list, an applicant could/would be granted a bridging visa.
That is fine if you're from a country that is on the ETA list but unfortunately SA isn't.

However, possibly not the end of the story for there are other visas that do not have a NFS condition, a student visa for instance and then your mum could put in a parent visa without need of the ETA.

There may also be another way using a tourist visa though you need to talk to an immigration agent knowledgeable in the area for in the parent visa section you'll see a comment of:
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Note: If you have been granted a Tourist (subclass 676) visa by the Minister through ministerial intervention, certain eligibility criteria apply. If you are considering a parent visa option, please contact the Parent Visa Centre in Perth to discuss your specific circumstances.
There is more on that somewhere in the Immi site and I may be wrong but there could be scope for the MI to be in regard to waiving the NFS on a tourist visa for the purpose of an onshore parent visa to be applied for.

So hope that helps but do talk to an immigration agent [ a registered one ] to fine tune what approach may be possible.




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