I would like to explain the above points with some personal reference. We have filed a Contributory Parent Visa (subclass 143) for my in-laws in Dec 2018. My husband Sannat and I are the only people who can take care of them in their old age.
We both are IT professionals and migrated to Australia in 2013 along with our only daughter who has started yr 12 this term in Sydney. We have accepted citizenship of the country and we are paying a higher % of taxes, investing in multiple properties and helping the country to grow with our contribution. The migrant’s contribution has a major role in the growth and pride of Australia. We are very happy and feel blessed to be part of this pride. However, we also have responsibilities towards our parents whom we left behind to settle our life here. We could contribute to the growth of Australia due to the sacrifices our parents made for raising and educating us and now it is our payback time by taking care of them in old age.
As per data I have, we have almost 36000 applications ahead of my in-laws ‘ application. This data shows we might have to wait for almost 10-11 yrs and out of that almost 3 yrs have been completed and another 7-8 yrs wait is required. My father in law is already 76 yrs old and such a long waiting period is not feasible at this age. If this waiting period does not get reduced, we have to make a decision to go back permanently, closing all matters here to our home country to take care of our parents. This is also going to impact the future of the daughter.
While working on my PR application in 2012, I have also evaluated PR for Canada and was eligible to migrate Canada as well but I preferred to come to Australia and since last year after changes in parent’s visa quota and trouble our parents are going through I am regretting choosing Australia over Canada where parents migration policies are still friendly.