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Old 09-11-2014, 05:28 AM
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It certainly won't increase you can't apply anymore!
Yes, but they can reduce the number of spaces allocated for this type of visa.

It will not make any difference now I guess since 56 years or 300 years - the outcome will be the same...


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Indeed, 56 years to wait for a visa so fcuking unbelievable!


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Maybe Labour will get on it and there will be additional places assigned to get this insane wait lowered in the future
God I hope Labor don't get back in!! Visa processing times blew out to ridiculous numbers on their watch as (apparently) arrivals by boat were given higher priority processing than people who actually paid for their visas....

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In the US the queue is zero. That is, parents are immediate relatives and can be sponsored by children over the age of 21 immediately (just a 7 month processing time or so).

This is shameful. I understand that you can't bring everyone's parent here to get expensive end of life care, but how about letting us put a medical bond or something?

Is there a queue if you use the new contributory parent visas?

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In the US the queue is zero. That is, parents are immediate relatives and can be sponsored by children over the age of 21 immediately (just a 7 month processing time or so).

This is shameful. I understand that you can't bring everyone's parent here to get expensive end of life care, but how about letting us put a medical bond or something?

Is there a queue if you use the new contributory parent visas?
I think you hit the nail on the head. This is Australia where the average person can get free top class medical treatment free as well as access to social benefits not the USA where hospitals want to see the color of your money before they will even treat you!
The contributory visa ( which is not new and has been in place a long time) is the equivalent of the bond you.talk of. It can be paid in 2 installments. I belive that the waiting list is not very long.

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I think you hit the nail on the head. This is Australia where the average person can get free top class medical treatment free as well as access to social benefits not the USA where hospitals want to see the color of your money before they will even treat you!
The contributory visa ( which is not new and has been in place a long time) is the equivalent of the bond you.talk of. It can be paid in 2 installments. I belive that the waiting list is not very long.
It was about 1.5 years before the change.

So I think it will be much much more than that now.


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It was about 1.5 years before the change.

So I think it will be much much more than that now.
At least it will give them a chance to save up the $50k per parent, or whatever amount it is.


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At least it will give them a chance to save up the $50k per parent, or whatever amount it is.
They actually paid around 100k for 2 parents and waited for 1.5 years to get the visa. It was last year so I'm not sure about now.


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They actually paid around 100k for 2 parents and waited for 1.5 years to get the visa. It was last year so I'm not sure about now.
One wonders how one saves that amount of money to bring over parents or do they take out a loan? It is like a nice deposit on a house.

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I think in a lot of cases the parents sell their house and use that money for a visa application. Of course, if you're a family like mine is, where your parents have a 20-year mortgage still, they bought all your Christmas gifts at DollarTree for the last ten years, couldn't financially help you with college or your wedding and couldn't even loan you $50 if you needed it, and you're just establishing yourself on the other side of the world and couldn't possibly come up with $100k to bring them here, well.. yeah. Tough luck, apparently. It seems so unfair to me that someone privileged enough to be born into wealth can have their parents with them for the rest of their lives with no problem. But me? If my mother ever got ill and my stepfather couldn't care for her, I would have to decide between giving up the life I love (and forcing my husband to give up the life he loves) and moving back to the US, land of guns, unlimited pasta and corn syrup and religious zealots, or staying in the place I love and not being able to care for my mother. The ability to live with your family is such a basic human right that it shouldn't be dependent on how much you can afford to spend.

Yes, I know life is unfair, and I have to suck it up. Doesn't mean I can't whinge about it a bit.

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