Changes in migration patterns are seeing an increase in the number of skilled professionals migrating to Australia and then exploring the options available to get their parents to join them.
While current COVID-19 restrictions have put many migration plans on hold, the broader trends look likely to continue when pandemic conditions ease.
Regardless, recent directions in migration are a far cry from how things used to be when one parent would often establish themselves in the country and their partner and children would subsequently join them.
Snedden Hall & Gallop lawyer and migration agent Dominic Cookman says that in the 21st century, there are multiple generations within families who have all settled in Australia.
“We are now increasingly seeing more skilled professionals migrating to Australia in the prime of their working lives, who subsequently want their parents to come and live permanently here with them,” he says.
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