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Closure of Parent/Relative/Carers/ Visas Cessation June2

30 May 2014

Select Legislative Instrument No. 65, 2014 [F2014L00622] Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014

Commences on Monday 2 June 2014 and repeals

  • the Aged Dependent Relative visa classes and subclasses
  • the Remaining Relative visa classes and subclasses
  • the Carer visa classes and subclasses
  • the Parent and Aged Parent visa classes and subclasses

Persons are no longer able to apply for these visa classes from 2 June 2014.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION on closure of Parent, Remaining Relative, Aged Dependent Relative & Carer visas: 2 June 2014

Applications received by DIBP after midnight Sunday 1 June will not be accepted.

How they can be lodged today 

Parent Visas subclass 103 and Subclass 804

Applications must be posted or couriered to the Perth Parent Processing Centre and

applications must be received by Close of Business Perth time: 5pm TODAY

Emailed and faxed applications will not work! Schedule 1 does not allow it. 

Remaining Relative

Subclass 115

Applications can be lodged at any overseas DIBP office

Subclass 835

Although the DIBP website advises that applications can be lodged at the Perth DIBP office, marked “Attention Child and Other Family Processing Centre”, Schedule 1 states that “if no address has been specified for subparagraphs (i) and (ii) — by lodging the application at an office of Immigration.” And there appears to be no addressed specified by the Minister. 

There is no legal impediment to lodging an application for this visa at any DIBP office in Australia. 

Aged Dependent Relative

Subclass 114

Applications can be lodged at any overseas DIBP office

Subclass 838

Although the DIBP website advises that applications can be lodged at the Perth DIBP office, marked “Attention Child and Other Family Processing Centre”, Schedule 1 states that “if no address has been specified for subparagraphs (i) and (ii) — by lodging the application at an office of Immigration.” And there appears to be no address specified by the Minister.

There is no legal impediment to lodging an application for this visa at any DIBP office in Australia. 

Carer

Subclass 116

Applications can be lodged at any overseas DIBP office

Subclass 836

Although the DIBP website advises that applications can be lodged at the Perth DIBP office, marked “Attention Child and Other Family Processing Centre”, Schedule 1 states that “if no address has been specified for subparagraphs (i) and (ii) — by lodging the application at an office of Immigration.” And there appears to be no addressed specified by the Minister. 

There is no legal impediment to lodging an application for this visa at any DIBP office in Australia.