Migration (Granting of Contributory Parent Visas, Parent Visas and Other Family Visas During Financial Year 2023-2024) Instrument (LIN 24/004) 2024

Section 85 of the Migration Act provides that the Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the
maximum number of visas of a specified class, or specified classes, (excluding temporary protection
visas or safe haven enterprise visas) that may be granted in a specified financial year.

The purpose of the instrument is to determine the maximum number of visas that may be granted for
certain classes of visas during the 2023-2024 financial year between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024
(inclusive). The instrument covers the following visa classes (with item numbers referring to items in
Schedule 1 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations)):

Contributory Parent classes of visa
Contributory Parent (Migrant) (Class CA) visa (item 1130).
Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) (Class DG) visa (item 1130A).
Contributory Parent (Temporary) (Class UT) visa (item 1221).
Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (Class UU) visa (item 1221A).

Parent classes of visa
Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) visa (item 1124).
Aged Parent (Residence) (Class BP) visa (item 1124A).

Authorised Version Explanatory Statement registered 02/04/2024 to F2024L00428

Other Family classes of visa
Other Family (Migrant) (Class BO) visa (item 1123A).
Other Family (Residence) (Class BU) visa (item 1123B).

As required by subsection 85(2) of the Migration Act, none of the above mentioned classes of visas are
temporary protection visas or safe haven enterprise visas.

The Australian Government’s annual migration program allocates a limited number of visa places to
Contributory Parent, Parent and Other Family classes of visas. The Government announces the
migration program numbers each year during the Budget. Capping of the visas through a legislative
instrument is an annual process which has been in place since 2011. The aim is to facilitate the orderly
and equitable processing of visa applications in these visa categories, given that demand significantly
outweighs the supply of available places.

The instrument determines the maximum number of visas for these classes as follows:

Contributory Parent visas: 6,800 (which includes 112 Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent) visas
under the Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees (Retiree Pathway) that was introduced
under the Migration Amendment (Pathway to Permanent Residence for Retirees)
Regulations 2018);
Parent visas: 1,700 (which includes 13 Subclass 103 (Parent) visas under the Retiree Pathway); and
Other Family visas: 500.

Written by Ross Ahmadzai

5 Apr, 2024

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