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Aged Parent

The Aged Parent visa allows older parents to permanently live with their children in Australia.

The Australian government places a capped on the number of Aged Parent visa that can be granted each financial year. Hence, applicants who apply and meet the criteria for Aged Parent visa are placed in a global queue for processing.

There are different types of Aged Parent visa subclasses:

  • Subclass 804 Aged Parent – Applicants of this visa must be in Australia at time of application and decision.
  • Subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent (Residence) – Applicants of this visa must be in Australia at time of application and decision.
  • Subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) – Applicants of this visa must be in Australia at time of application and decision. This visa allows the holder to temporary live in Australia for up to 2 years.

The primary difference between Subclass 804 Aged Parent from the other two Aged Parent visa subclasses is the processing period. Depending on the number of allocated places for Aged Parent visa each financial year, the processing of Subclass 804 Aged Parent may take approximately between 20 to 30 years.

In contrast, Subclass 864 Contributory  Aged Parent (Residence) and Subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) are processed faster as they attract higher visa application fees compared to Subclass 804.

The following are the basic requirements for Aged Parent visa:

  • Aged that is eligible to be granted an age pension as defined by the Department of Social Services;
  • Be sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen settled in Australia;
  • Must pass the balance of family test – To satisfy the balance of family test, the applicant must have at least half of their children living in Australia as an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen settled in Australia. If the applicant’s child is on a temporary Australian visa, this child is considered as living outside of Australia;
  • Must have Assurance of Support (AoS); and
  • Pass the health and character requirements.

What can you do as a holder of Parent visa?

  • Live in Australia
  • Work in Australia
  • Medicare entitlement
  • Apply for Australia citizenship if eligible

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