Fight for family visa categories to re-open

Reports have surfaced that Senator Hanson-Young will move a disallowance motion against the Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014, in an attempt to re-open the non-contributory Parent and Aged Parent, Aged Dependent Relative, Remaining Relative and Carer visa subclasses that were closed at the end of May this year. 

According to a notice issued by the MIA, if the disallowance motion is successful, there may be a short period of time to again lodge applications for these visa subclasses before moves are made to again close these pathways.

The motion is set to be put forward on 24 September 2014.

For those seeking more information about whether this motion could affect your case, please contact Migration Solutions on 8210 9800 or via email in order to speak to one of our registered migration agents.

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