Parent Visa Quotas Reduced in 2020

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Each year the Government announces quotas for the different categories of Parent Visas and other Family Visas.

For the financial year 2019-20,  they will issue a maximum of:

  • 6,092 Contributory Parent Visas.  (Last year’s ceiling was 7,175).
  • (Note that, of the 6,092 Contributory Parent allocation, 125 are reserved for people who have a special pathway to transition to permanent residency from the old Investor Retirement Visa (Subclass 410 or 405) – leaving 5,967 for parent applicants. )
  • 1,275  Non-Contributory Parent Visas (Last year’s ceiling was 1,500).
  • 562 “Other Family Visas” – these would include Remaining Relative, and Aged Dependent Relative.

Given the wait times are up to 4 years for Contributory Parent Visas, unfortunately we could see times increase even further.  Remember that the total allocation includes ALL applicants on the visa – so a family of 3, would consume 3 of those allocated places, whereas a single person would consume only one.

We send our Parent Visa clients an update every 3 months or so, to advise where the processing is at.  Currently the Department of  Home Affairs indicates that they are processing:

  • Contributory Visas 143 and 864, which were lodged in November 2015.
  • Aged Parent Visas (103 and 804) with a queue date of August 2010.
  • Temporary Parent Visas (173 and 884) lodged from December 2015.
  • If you already hold a Temporary Parent Visa, and you have applied for the permanent stage, applications lodged from September 2019.

Contact Emergico if you would like to discuss or seek assistance with a Parent Visa.


Leanne Stevens

CEO, Emergico // Registered Migration Agent (#1171279)