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Old 09-15-2010, 12:08 PM
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Parent Visa + Spouse Visa

I'm trying to find a way around these eye-watering Parent Visa charges. Can I apply for a Parent Visa, and then my wife apply for a Spouse Visa? This would be a cheaper route, surely, than paying the $38000 dollars EACH for a Migrant 143 Visa. I guess there will be a catch somewhere . . . . .


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I've never heard of anyone trying that and I cannot see a reason why it would not work but you would need to get PR first before you could sponsor a partner.
What country are you from btw.
Actually just came across a restriction on that you can read @ http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/part...ty-sponsor.htm , there being a five year wait.





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Thank you for your swift reply. I'm from the UK, and my son, who is sponsoring me, is a teacher in Melbourne. What is PR?


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PR is permanent residency.
Is the 53 indicative that you are 53 or 57 for if you are still in your fifties that rules out being in Australia on an ETA and applying for an aged parent visa and getting a bridging visa while you wait for processing but if you have qualifications in one field or another yourself, an employer sponsorship may be a possibility.





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I'm 62 and a retired teacher . . . . er, what is an ETA?


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I'm 62 and a retired teacher . . . . er, what is an ETA?

Electronic Travel Authority. It's a tourist visa to travel to Australia issued, as the name suggests, electronically.

So many acronyms!


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I probably should have known that one! I've just returned from Melbourne to the UK on one of those.


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One way you may want to consider is sitting it out for a bit longer and one approach used in the past has been that 12 months tourist visas have been issued sometimes with a latest enter by date 12 months away from application and with a validity of 12 months from that latest enter by date, so if you get a multiple entry one like that and come out straight away and take a short trip to New Zealand and return just before the latest enter by date you can stay another 12 months, that effectively giving you two years.
I am not saying they're always like that but could be worth a try and then if you're nearly 65 when the tourist visa is winding up, you head back over to New Zealand and apply for an ETA there [ you'll need to do it through a travel agent or otherwise it'll default to an eVisa ] and so you return to Oz on the ETA, turn 65 and apply for an onshore aged parent visa and get issued with a bridging visa that will stay current for however many years it takes for the standard aged parent visa to be granted.
Obviously the situation needs to also be considered re your wife too and it will have residency rights issues like putting off entitlements to medicare but the UK has a reciprocal agreement with Oz so you're covered for basics.





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so you return to Oz on the ETA, turn 65 and apply for an onshore aged parent visa and get issued with a bridging visa that will stay current for however many years it takes for the standard aged parent visa to be granted.
So, you're saying that if you go to Australia on a Tourist Visa when you're 65, you can apply for the Aged Parent Visa while you're there and will be allowed to stay, using a bridging visa, until it's sorted out (10 years+).


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Every visa is a different one and there's no connection with most to say anything is guaranteed for visa conditions do change and the first thing you need to be doing to apply for an onshore visa when you are eligible to do so is as conditions are now is to be just making a trip on a visa that does not have a No Further Stay condition, something the ETAs do not currently have on them but most tourist visas may.
If you want to go earlier than 65, that's why I say you may want to consider using a long term tourist visa.





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