The Australian government has established caps on the issuance of various family visas for the financial year 2023-2024. This determination, outlined in the migration instrument LIN24/004 of 2024, sets forth the maximum number of family visas that may be granted during this period.

Contributory Parent Visas

A total of 6,800 visas are earmarked for the following subclasses:

– Contributory Parent (Migrant) Subclass 143, inclusive of 112 visas designated specifically for the Retiree Pathway, facilitating permanent residence for retirees.

– Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) Subclass 864.

– Contributory Parent (Temporary) Subclass 173 and Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Subclass 884.

Parent Visas

1,700 visas have been allocated for the following subclasses:

– Parent (Migrant) Subclass 103, including 13 visas designated for the Retiree Pathway.

– Aged Parent (Residence) Subclass 804.

Other Family Visas

500 visas is set aside for the following subclasses:

– Other Family (Migrant) Subclass 114 (Aged Dependent Relative), Subclass 115 (Remaining Relative), and Subclass 116 (Carer).

– Other Family (Residence) Subclass 835 (Remaining Relative), Subclass 836 (Carer), and Subclass 838 (Aged Dependent Relative).

This migration instrument takes effect on April 3, 2024, and will automatically expire on July 1, 2024.

These visa allocations reflect the government’s commitment to facilitating family migration while ensuring a manageable and orderly immigration system. For further guidance and assistance, applicants are encouraged to consult with immigration experts or legal professionals. For all visa inquiries and assistance, contact the Reid Legal Group today.