Ministerial Instructions 49 (MI49) and 50 (MI50): Parents and Grandparents

Given that the Department received 30,000 new applications for the Parents and Grandparents Program in 2021, many of which were received in December, as of January 1, 2022, new Ministerial Instructions (MI50) were issued to provide the authority in the 2022 calendar year to accept any remaining parent and grandparent sponsorship applications received in 2021 into processing.

Since the large majority of applications received as part of the 2021 intake will be accepted into processing in 2022, the Ministerial Instructions for 2021 calendar year (MI48) were also updated (MI49). The maximum number of applications in these instructions has been amended from 40,000 to 11,000 to accurately reflect the volume of applications accepted into processing in 2021.

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