2021年第一季度,受新冠影响,澳洲境外父母团聚类别可以在境内获得签证

微新闻:受 COVID-19 新冠疫情影响,澳洲移民部临时允许境外申请到父母团聚移民类别申请人在澳洲境内获得签证。该政策由澳大利亚内政部在2021年1月28日公布,暂定在2021年第一季度执行。

这些受惠的父母团聚移民类别包括:

  • Parent (subclass 103) visa
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa.

按照当前澳大利亚父母移民签证的规定,在境外递交签证申请的人士在签证获批准时也必须身在境外。

据悉澳大利亚 2019-2020 财年只有3730份父母签证申请获批,这类签证的等待时间经常长达数年甚至十数年。

Parent visa applicants to remain onshore during COVID-19

The Morrison Government continues to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on visa holders and is actively reviewing the settings for various visas in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 on an ongoing basis.

In November the Government announced visa changes to support applicants in five Family visa subclasses impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Today Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the Government intends to make changes to allow further temporary concessions for Parent visa applicants.​

“The Government is pursuing changes to allow certain Parent visa applicants who have applied for their visa outside Australia to be granted that visa while in Australia during the COVID-19 period,” Minister Hawke said.

“This temporary concession would apply to Parent visa subclasses and will allow eligible applicants who are in Australia and unable to travel offshore due to COVID-19 impacts to be granted that visa,” Minister Hawke said.

The changes would apply to:

  • Parent (subclass 103) visa
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa
  • Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa.

The current processing arrangements and timeframes for Parent visa applications will not be impacted.

These changes are to take effect in the first quarter of 2021. Those unable to depart should refer to the Department of Home Affairs’ website for information about options for remaining lawfully in Australia.

Information about the measures the Government has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is regularly updated and available on the Department’s website at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/.