All You Want to Know about Australia’s New Temporary Sponsored Visa for Parents

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on June 24, 2017

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Australia is one among the most favourite immigration destinations across the planet. Every aspirant of overseas immigration aspires to get the visa in Australia. However, in last few weeks, Australia has been in news in view of its several immigration updates and rule changes.

Let’s find out more about this newly introduced Australian visa.

New Temporary Sponsored Visa for Parents

The Australian government official announced to launch new temporary sponsored parent visa on May 5, 2017. As soon as the legislation in this regard passes in the Australian parliament, it will be launched.

This temporary sponsored parent visa has been designed to for the parents of the Australian citizens and permanent residents so that they come to Australia and spend longer time with their children in Australia.

This visa doesn’t replace any existing visa, however, allows the Australians to sponsor their parents to Australia to stay here up to five years. The program ensures that parents such admitted to Australia don’t place the extra burden on health care system of the Oz.

There are two categories under this visa type based on the duration, i.e. 3-year visa as well as, 5-year visa.

Date of New Parent Visa Launch

The launch of new temporary sponsored parent visa depends on passage of the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 via Australian Parliament. At now, this bill is before Senate. In case the Senate passes this bill in the winter sittings, there is every possibility of commencement of this new parent visa in the ending months of 2017.

Who Can Apply for This Visa?

This visa has been designed for parents and step-parents of Australian permanent residents and citizens as well as eligible New Zealand citizens. The stepparents can be considered if they are still in the relationship with the biological parent of Australian permanent resident or citizen sponsoring the visa. Only 2 people per family can be sponsored under this visa at one time.

Also read- New Australia Immigration Changes- It’s right time to hire an Immigration Consultant to Apply for Visa

Key Requirement to apply for new parent visa

Here are the key requirements for the parents, to apply for this visa:

  • Parent applying must have an Australian child approved as a sponsor
  • Need to fulfil identity, health and character requirements
  • Must not have outstanding public health debt in Australia
  • Also, require obtaining and health insurance from an Australian provider valid for their period of stay in Australia.

Visa Fee for New Parent Category Visa

The Visa Application fee for new Visa is as follows:

  • The 5-year visa will be AUD10,000
  • The 3-year visa will be AUD5, 000.

Want to apply for the relevant visa in Australia?

If you wish to apply for the relevant visa in Australia, you must coordinate with a MARA registered Australian Visa Consultancy Firm. To confirm your eligibility and apply for the relevant visa in Australia under expert guidance, you may send an e-mail to may also call Visas AvenueToll Free Number- 78-18-000-777.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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Canada Increases the Maximum Age limit of Dependent Child – The New Age Limit will be “Under 22”

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on May 6, 2017

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Canadian government is increasing the maximum age limit of the dependent child to be included in a visa application along with the primary applicant. The regulatory change in this regard has been published by the Canadian government. The current age limit for dependent child is “Under 19”, which will now be “Under 22” from coming fall.

New Age Limited for Dependent Child

The New Age limit for the Dependent child, i.e. “Under 22 years” will be applicable from October 24, 2017. The new age limit will be applicable to applications received by IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) for all immigration programs active in Canada.

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Expected Positive Outcomes of the Decision

As per the government, raising the age limit for the dependent child will have positive outcome in terms of social and cultural development as we will help more families stay together.  This step also has a humanitarian aspect, as it will allow more children from refugee families to stay together with their parents.

Raising the maximum age limit will also help boost economy of Canada as more highly talented and skilled immigrants who wants their families together will choose Canada as their immigration destination.

Exception to “Under 22” Rule for Dependent Child

There is one exception to “Under 22” rule for the dependent child. The children, who depend on their parents due to adverse mental or physical health conditions, can be considered as dependent child even if they are 22 years of age or above.

One Step further by the government to Support Family Reunification in Canada

The liberal government is firm on its stand and commitment to support family reunification in the country. The government has been making significant changes to immigration process to fulfill its commitment regarding the family reunification, which it made during its election campaign.

Last week only, the government took another key decision to support family reunification, when it announced to repeal the conditional permanent residence rule for sponsored spouses and partners in Canada. There were incidents when this rule was being misused to force sponsored spouses and partners in an abusive relationship. By eliminating this requirement, the government has ensured that all the marriages are legitimate and no partner or spouse is forced to stay in an abusive relationship because of this disputed rule.

Streamlining the Parent and grandparent program (PGP) and increasing its intake limit to 10,000 in the beginning of this year was another key step to encourage family reunification. Government also announced last year to reduce the processing time of sponsored spouse and partner applications to 12 months.

Also Read- Canada invited over 35,000 People for Permanent Residency till April 2017 via Express Entry- Apply now to be the next

At the time when most advanced countries taking controversial steps against immigration and immigrants in the country, Canada is setting an example to the world by easing immigration rules and requirements for the immigrants applying for visa in Canada.

Want to make Canada your next home?

If you wish to move and permanently settle in Canada, you may get in touch with an Immigration consultants in Mumbai for Canada through immigration process support and assistance. At now several Canada immigration is in pipeline to open and invite the vast number of skilled workers in Canada. Good luck for your visa application!

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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Moving to Canada on Family Sponsored Visa? – Here are the Key Things you must know

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on June 28, 2016

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Planning to move to Canada on the family sponsored visa?

Well, you must be having many questions in your mind, i.e. Am I eligible for sponsored visa, is the family member in Canada eligible to sponsor me, what is the process to follow, how long it will take or so on.

You will find answers and clarification of all your questions in this post. Let’s find out a few key things first about who can be sponsored for family visa in Canada.

Who can be sponsored for family visa in Canada?

On a family sponsored visas, following can be sponsored:

  • Spouse, Partner and Dependent Children
  • Parent and grandparents
  • Adopted Children and other eligible relatives

Eligibility Conditions for Sponsored visa applicant

  • If you are spouse of the sponsor you must have valid marriage certificate for marriage occurred either inside or outside Canada.
  • If you are applying as a common-law partner (opposite sex or the same sex), both you must have been living together in a conjugal relationship for minimum 1 year.
  • The common law partners need to proof that both have combined their affairs and established a household together. The proof may include things, i.e. joint credit cards or bank accounts, joint residential lease, joint rental receipt, joint ownership of a house, joint purchase of household things, etc.
  • Dependent children must be under the age of 19 years.
  • If dependent children above 19 years can be considered provided he/she financially depends on the parents before the age of 19 years, because of physical or mental health conditions.
  • Parents and Grandparents must prove that their child or grandchild in Canada fulfil the minimum income threshold,
  • Parents and Grandparents needs to provide a written statement from their sponsor in Canada (child or grandchild) that he or she will give them the financial support.
  • Orphaned relative (brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren) must be under 18 years of age with no spouse or common law partner.
  • All family sponsored visa applicants need to meet the health and character requirements that includes going through a medical examination.

Who can sponsor a family member to Canada?

  • A sponsor needs to be citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • The sponsor must be 18 years or older
  • The sponsor must meet the criteria decided for the sponsors of the particular category of family visas, i.e. spouse, dependent children, parent and grandparent, etc.

Know more about : Family sponsored Visa Eligibility 

How to get proper assistance to apply for family-sponsored visa?

To get inclusive support and assistance to apply for family-sponsored visa, you may coordinate with the qualified immigration expert at Visas Avenue immigration on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi) or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). You are assured to get the thorough assistance in visa application filing, documentation, visa follow up, etc.

You may also send your queries with regard to Canada immigration or family sponsored visas on Visas Avenue email id- The Visas Avenue is a top immigration advisory company in India that has expertise in Canada immigration process and visa categories.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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