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Old 09-10-2014, 05:56 AM
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HOW MANY Years' Wait for a Visa?!?!

Just when you think processing times can't get any worse, this absolute atrocity...

So if you've been paying attention on this forum for the last several months, you noticed there was a lot of hullabaloo when the current administration decided to do away with several visa types, including Aged Dependent Relative and Last Remaining Relative.

Apparently, a LOT of PR holders/citizens (rightly) panicked and got their visa applications in for their parents and family quickly before it closed. Now, there are SO MANY applications and so little slots for these visa types that Immi has (quietly) noted on their website that these visa applicants will not have their applications released from the queue to be processed for... drumroll please...

56 Years.

OMFG. There just aren't words to describe this horror.

From Immi's website:

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Based on current Planning Levels and the allocation of the majority of the Other Family places to the Carer visa category, it is currently estimated that Remaining Relative and Aged Dependent Relative visa applications that were lodged in 2014 and meet the criteria to be queued are likely to take approximately 56 years to be released for final processing (calculated from 14 August 2014).
To see it for yourself, go to this page, scroll down to "Waiting Times for Other Family" and look at the last paragraph.

Oh, and an applicant had to be HOW old to apply for Aged Dependent Relative? Why, 65 years old for most. Hope these are some REALLY long-lived applicants, because (if MAJOR changes aren't made) they won't be getting their visas until they're 121 years old! Guess this is one way to make sure they never have to grant any of these visas ever again.

Absolutely unbelievable.
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Drum roll please....Lol your funny CG...

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It's not surprising, given the few number of visas allocated to these categories and the significant increase in applications just before they closed. I wonder how many applicants considered this before applying.

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It's not surprising, given the few number of visas allocated to these categories and the significant increase in applications just before they closed. I wonder how many applicants considered this before applying.
How true Maggie - May
The visa was a joke anyway as the previous waiting time was 15 or so years.
With so few positions available it would not have taken too many new applications to quadruple the waiting time.
Rather than give people false hope it would have been kinder to just refuse to accept applications from the day they made the announcement.

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How true Maggie - May
The visa was a joke anyway as the previous waiting time was 15 or so years.
With so few positions available it would not have taken too many new applications to quadruple the waiting time.
Rather than give people false hope it would have been kinder to just refuse to accept applications from the day they made the announcement.
Nah, I wouldn't say that. Maybe Labour will get on it and there will be additional places assigned to get this insane wait lowered in the future. Better to at least have the opportunity.

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It's not surprising, given the few number of visas allocated to these categories and the significant increase in applications just before they closed. I wonder how many applicants considered this before applying.
I think everyone anticipated a significant increase in processing time, but I definitely would never have expected it would be to this level. It's ridiculous.

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This is effing Ridiculous!!!
Instead of making the "Aged" relative wait for 56 years to be able to live in Australia with their family, I think they should just tell them a straightforward "NO" we will not give you a visa, at least not in the applicant's lifetime.

I think during this 56 years waiting period, the applicants would get a visa for the heavens before they get one for Australia....

Just STUPID!!!!

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I wouldn't suggest applicants hold their breath for the visa to be re-opened or given higher priority, but it would be nice if DIBP gave applicants an option to withdraw their application with a full refund given the extreme processing time estimate.

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Nah, I wouldn't say that. Maybe Labour will get on it and there will be additional places assigned to get this insane wait lowered in the future. Better to at least have the opportunity.
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I doubt it , the aim was to remove the visa totally so any wait insane or otherwise is hardly likely to worry them. As I mentioned at the time its removal was first mooted, we had investigated sponsoring my wife's aged father, even then 15 years ago the wait was so long that it wasn't practicable. I would pin any hope on Labor, All political parties are reactive and with the current economic situation and the communities attitude toward foreigners I would imagine there would be very little support for any reinstatement.

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WOW! They will be on their next life by then!!!

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