Effective 25 September 2014, the following visa subclasses in the Family Stream Migration are open to new applications. It is essential to know that these applications will have very long queues at the moment.

Type of Visa

Parent Visa (subclasses 103)
Aged Parent visa (subclasses 804)
Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclasses 114 and 838)
Remaining Relative visa (subclasses 115 and 835)
Carer visa (subclasses 116 and 836)

Approximate waiting period

30 years
30 years
56 years
56 years
4.5 years

Only new applications will be accepted for these visa subclasses.

If you lodged an application for one of these visas after 2 June 2014 and before 25 September 2014 this application is still invalid and cannot be accepted by the department. You will need to re-lodge the application.