Immigration Changes – change to the definition of ‘ Member of a Family Unit’

We note this change may only affect some of our supporters, nonetheless we like to provide updates on all changes to migration law and policy when they occur. This is not a change to the SCV.

Some visas allow applicants to include family members in their application under the ‘member of the family unit’ (MoFU) arrangements. The definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) is changing. For applications made on and after 19 November 2016, MoFU will be limited to direct family members.

The change will apply to permanent visa subclasses and some provisional and temporary visa subclasses. The change won’t apply to refugee, humanitarian or protection visas. 

If this affects you, please see the DIBP (Immigration) website for more information.

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