The backlog has been becoming worse
What is happening
As of 28 July 2022, the Department of Home Affairs is a backlog of 121,351 parent visa applications on hand (Link).
As a result of the Government’s decision to reduce the annual cap for parents, the applications on hand will take 20.22 years (=121351,509/6000) to be processed and granted.
Parent visas in the backlog
2022 Average processing time
Visa processing fees
What Drives Us
How many of our parents will still be alive to see their visa granted?