Labors Fairer Long Stay Parent Visa

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A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fairer Long Stay Parent visa so that Australian families from migrant and multicultural backgrounds can reunite with loved ones.

As Australia’s migrant and multicultural communities re-establish their lives in Australia, the ability for families to reunite with parents and grandparents still overseas with existing visas is limited, expensive and some have wait times of up to 50 years.

Many elderly parents want to reunite with their families, but under the existing visa system, they have to travel to Australia as tourists. This can be costly, frustrating, disruptive and exhausting as elderly parents are made to ferry between countries.

The Liberals’ unfair Temporary Sponsored Parent visa is completely different from the commitment they took to the 2016 election – with unfair conditions and higher fees for families wanting to reunite. Most cruelly, the Liberals are forcing families to choose which parents or in-laws they reunite with by limiting the visa to one set of parents per household.

LABOR’S PLAN

Labor’s fairer Long Stay Parent visa will allow parents and in-laws to reunite with their families and let all grandparents spend quality time with their grandkids:

Labor’s Fairer Long Stay Parent Visa

Liberals’ Unfair Temporary Sponsored Parent visa

Uncapped

Visas capped to 15,000 places

Families can reunite with both sets of parents

Limited to one set of parents per household

Cost:

$2,500 for a 5-year visa

$1,250 for a 3-year visa

Cost:

$10,000 for a 5-year visa

$5,000 for a 3-year visa

Can be renewed in Australia

Can’t be renewed in Australia

 

Labor’s fairer Long Stay Parent visa will be more affordable for families – unlike the Liberal’s expensive fees that see families paying up to $40,000 to access visas.

Only a Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair go for Australia’s proud migrant and multicultural communities with our fairer Long Stay Parent visa.