Applications can still validly be lodged. All valid applications will remain in the pipeline and be processed in due course. The cessation of new applications under the Other Family and Non-Contributory Parent visas will take place prior to the start of the 2014-15 programme year. The visa subclasses affected are:
Parent (subclass 103)
Aged Parent (subclass 804)
Aged Dependent Relative (114)
Remaining Relative (115)
Remaining Relative (835)
Aged Dependent Relative (838).
Specifics concerning the date the necessary regulatory changes will take effect have not yet been settled and we will get earliest advice to you and your industry colleagues once these details become clear. The announcement in the Budget papers concerns the cessation of new applications under the Other Family and Non-Contributory Parent visa categories and didn’t make reference to “capping at zero” or other measures, that would affect applications validly lodged prior to the cessation date.
Since the date the necessary regulatory changes will take effect has not yet been decided, it would be advisable to lodge any pending application as soon as possible.
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