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Hi Guys,
I want to check if anyone has any experiences to share, I am planning to apply for a visa for my parents as they are alone back in India, no one is there to take care of them.

They currently hold a Subclass 600 visitor visa till mid august.

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Hi Guys,
I want to check if anyone has any experiences to share, I am planning to apply for a visa for my parents as they are alone back in India, no one is there to take care of them.

They currently hold a Subclass 600 visitor visa till mid august.
I am in the same boat

I had contacted DHA, they said technically you can apply now, but it will not be processed, so better to wait when we open borders for tourist from India

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Do you know under what category you can apply.

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Do you know under what category you can apply.
What do you mean by category?
There is only one category and thatís tourist visa
Within that you have the option of family sponsored and direct

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Once they have a valid visa, assuming you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, they can apply for an exemption to the travel restrictions if there are compelling or compassionate grounds.

Their age and level of infirmity could very will be part of a compelling grounds claim.

Compassionate grounds is typically code for "someone is about to die" or needs urgent medical treatment/medical evacuation to Australia.

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Once they have a valid visa, assuming you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, they can apply for an exemption to the travel restrictions if there are compelling or compassionate grounds.

Their age and level of infirmity could very will be part of a compelling grounds claim.

Compassionate grounds is typically code for "someone is about to die" or needs urgent medical treatment/medical evacuation to Australia.
Their existing visa is expiring mid August
So they will have to apply for a fresh visa
There is no way that DHA will issue a fresh tourist visa till the borders are open to Indian tourist

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On a tourist/ visitor visa chances are, as you rightly say, slim to none.

But given the statement "no one is there to take care of them" there is a tacit understanding that a longer term visa such as an Contributory Aged Parent visa may be more appropriate so that the OP can look after them.

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On a tourist/ visitor visa chances are, as you rightly say, slim to none.

But given the statement "no one is there to take care of them" there is a tacit understanding that a longer term visa such as an Contributory Aged Parent visa may be more appropriate so that the OP can look after them.
Contributory parents visa also has a 4-5 year processing delay
He has to go for tourist visa only

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hi guys just to get an idea when borders will be opened...what is the process of applying for father visa and usually how long it will take for this to be processed and cost....and documentation required...

I will be very gratefull if i get a detailed answer to my question....

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hi guys just to get an idea when borders will be opened...what is the process of applying for father visa and usually how long it will take for this to be processed and cost....and documentation required...

I will be very gratefull if i get a detailed answer to my question....

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What is a fathers visa?
If you mean parents visa, you can get tourist or permanent
Permanent visa will cost you nearly 50k Aud per person

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