The contributory aged parent visa (subclass 884 and 864) allows older parents to live in Australia if their child is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The contributory aged parent 884 visa is a temporary visa which allows the applicants to live in Australia for two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed. If the parents want to stay in Australia permanently, they can apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent 864 visa before the temporary 884 visa is expired.Enquire Now
Both the visas require the applicants to be sponsored by their child. If the child is younger than 18 years of age, applicants can be sponsored by
Note: If a community organisation is sponsoring an applicant on contributory parent visa, there must be a proof that shows a relationship between the sponsor and applicant or a written statement from the senior representative agreeing to support once the applicant arrive in Australia.
The temporary 884 visa allows to
The permanent 864 visa allows to
The applicants of Temporary 884 visa must
The applicants of Permanent 864 visa must
If your child is a sponsor, you must provide certified copies of following things as an evidence of your relationship
If the sponsor is relative, partner or guardian of the child, you must provide certified copies of
If the sponsor is a community organisation, you must have
You can include following members of the family unit in your visa application
You and all the dependent family members must have
If you are more than 18 years of age, you must sign an Australian Values Statement to assure that you will abide by the Australian laws and lifestyle.
You must have no outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend consulting a Registered Migration agent for further information or check with Department of Home Affairs at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/contributory-aged-parent-864
The Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884 and 864) is a visa category offered by the Australian government that allows aged parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to reside in Australia. It involves a substantial financial contribution to cover various costs.
Subclass 884 is a temporary visa that grants a stay of up to two years in Australia, while Subclass 864 is a permanent visa that allows elderly parents to live in Australia indefinitely. Often, applicants apply for the temporary visa before transitioning to the permanent one.
To be eligible for this visa, an applicant must be sponsored by their child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Eligibility criteria include meeting the specified age requirement (usually 65 or older), passing the balance-of-family test, meeting health and character standards, having a sponsoring child, and being prepared for the required substantial financial contribution.
The balance-of-family test mandates that at least half of the applicant’s children should be living in Australia, or there must be more children residing in Australia than in any other single country.
The financial contribution required for this visa is significant and aims to cover health and welfare expenses. As the specific amount can change, it’s advisable to check the most current information on the official Australian immigration website.
Yes, both the temporary Subclass 884 and the permanent Subclass 864 visas can be applied for from within Australia, provided the applicant holds a valid visa that permits onshore applications.
Temporary Subclass 884 visa holders generally enjoy unrestricted work rights during their stay. Permanent Subclass 864 visa holders are granted full work rights in Australia.
Yes, family members such as a partner and dependent children can be included in the visa application.
Yes, individuals holding Subclass 884 and 864 visas are typically eligible to access Medicare, which is Australia’s public healthcare system.
Temporary Subclass 884 visa holders can freely travel to and from Australia as long as the visa remains valid. Permanent Subclass 864 visa holders can also travel; however, if they plan to return to Australia, a valid Resident Return Visa is necessary.
The application process for these visas can be intricate due to various requirements and documentation. Seeking professional guidance or meticulously following the official guidelines provided by the Australian Department of Home Affairs is recommended.
Processing times can vary based on factors such as application completeness, the volume of applications being processed, and other considerations. Estimated processing times are available on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website.
Yes, if a visa application is rejected, there is an option to appeal the decision through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) within a specified timeframe.
For detailed and up-to-date information, including application forms and guidelines, visit the official website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs or consult a registered migration agent.