Department of Immigration Confirms Imminent Cessation of Certain Family Visas

The Department of Immigration has confirmed today the imminent withdrawal of certain family visa subclasses, including:

> Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclasses 114 and 838)
> Remaining Relative visa (subclasses 115 and 835)
> Carer visa (subclasses 116 and 836)
> Parent visa (subclass 103)
> Aged Parent visa (subclass 804).

The visas will be closed to new applications before the start of the 2014/15 Migration Program year, commencing on the 1st of July, 2014.

The date of cessation is to be announced shortly.

If you are intending to apply for any of the above visas we recommend that you lodge an application now. The GM Family team can progress such an application quickly – our fees are fixed in amount, and are payable in stages.

Contact your closest GM Family office or complete the enquiry form on this page if you would like to discuss your visa options with an experienced migration advisor.

Don’t delay – it will not be possible to apply for a visa under these subclasses for much longer.