In the current period, migrant and immigrant families in Australia have the strong desire and will to bring their parents to join them in their daily living in the said country. The Australian government understand and comprehend this fully since living together with parents is not only a nice and right thing to do but it is actually an essential cultural norm for many migrants and immigrants. However, parent migration in Australia is quite challenging and difficult to do since it requires significant figures of costs to the Australian government and community.
Usually, parents migrate in Australia after their working age. Meaning parents are already in the age wherein the need of additional medicine cares and attention is apparently essential and significant. In addition, other services for the aged as well are being imposed since these are needs and necessities for them. In estimation, every parent who migrates permanently in Australia costs a genuine fortune that ranges from $335,000 to $410,000 in one lifetime. Consequently, this is quite a costly thing to consider especially to the Australian government.
Legal ways to bring a parent in Australia permanently
Today, there are actually two ways for parent migration in Australia. The first way is to actually apply for a visa which takes nearly 30 years before approval by which time parents are likely to be too old to travel and migrate, or presumably dead. The second one involves a costly fee of $50,000 per parent that must be paid to omit the first step of applying and waiting for a vise. The time frame in this case is reduced from 30 years to 2-4 years; however, it is quite a challenge to produce such amount for the migrants and immigrants.
There is actually a backdoor from all of these which leads to the third option – that is to bring the parents under a tourist visa that allows them to stay up to 12 months. However, there is a need of 6 months at least of leaving Australia before applying for a return again.
All of the given ways and choices are actually quite challenging for all migrant and immigrant families today because it requires so much time and effort.
These events paved the way to propose a new temporary parent vise which is very much supported by many migrants and immigrants today. Apparently, the new temporary parent visa allows the receiver to stay in Australia for five years. The visa is also renewable which enables a return for these parents back to Australia with their families. This is actually a win-win situation for the migrants and immigrants, and the Australian community and government.
The drawback of having a temporary parent visa, however, is that the migrants and immigrants must ensure that they have the adequate financial capacity to cater the medical needs of their parents. The new temporary parent visa actually omits the responsibility of the Australian government to serve these holders the medical services and needs.
In addition, the holders of such visa have the democracy same with every permanent visa holders but they don’t have the right to exercise their political preferences, thus, they are not allowed to vote or practice anything that has to do with the politics.
Nevertheless, they are permanent residents but still remains on the outside circle of the society because they won’t have the permanent status and rights to political representation, thus, they will just be dependent on their migrant and immigrant families in terms of medical assistance and other needs.
This material was collected and represented by One Visa http://www.one-visa.com