Updated processing times for Contributory Parent Visas

On 2 September 2022, the Australian Government announced that the planning level of Parent visas (both contributory and non-contributory) in the 2022-2023 Migration Program will increase from 4500 to 8500.


However, there is no certainty in processing times for Contributory Parent visa applications (onshore and offshore) as these visa applications are subject to capping and queueing. The Department of Home Affairs estimates that new Contributory Parent visa applications lodged that meet the criteria to be queued are likely to take at least 12 years to be released for final processing.

Please contact us if you would like any further information on Parent visa options.


Parent visas queue release dates (homeaffairs.gov.au)