Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804)
ABOUT THIS VISA
The Parent Visa (Subclass 804) is a permanent visa that allows the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Resident stay permanently in Australia. You must be inside Australia (but not in immigration clearance) when you apply for this visa.
AGED PARENT VISA SUBCLASS 804
To be eligible for the Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804), you will need to:
Be sponsored by an eligible sponsor which is usually your child. If your child is under 18, you can be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organisation. This sponsorship must be approved by the Department.
Be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.
Meet necessary health requirements.
Meet necessary character requirements.
Sign the Australian Values Statement.
Meet the Balance of Family Test
Have paid back all debts to the Australian government.
Not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.
COSTS & DETAILS OF THE AGED PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 804)
The Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) currently costs $6,100AUD and there are additional fees for each additional family member that applies with you. You pay for this visa in two separate installments. The first installment occurs when you apply. The second installment occurs when you are asked for it. There are other costs for health checks, police certificates, biometrics or to cover the cost of other checks as may be required. You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa. Any family must also be in Australia.
WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO
The Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) is a permanent visa that lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. You can both work and study in Australia and enroll in Medicare. You can include members of your family unit as well. After time you may be eligible for Australian citizenship.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AGED PARENT (SUBCLASS 804) VISA AND THE CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (SUBCLASS 864)
Alternative visas to apply for are the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) and the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884). Both of these visas are processed much faster than the Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) however are much more expensive.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGED PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 884)
You must be sponsored to have this visa. You can be sponsored by your child, spouse of one of your children who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. It is preferred your sponsor is above 18 but there are circumstances circumventing this. Community organisations can also sponsor you provided that they meet necessary criteria. You will need to obtain an assurance of support for this visa. This is a legal agreement that you will not rely upon the government for up to two years after entering Australia.
In order to meet the requirements of this visa, you will have to meet the "Balance of Family Test". This test is where half or more of the children of the applicant are residing in Australia as permanent residents or citizens or that more than half or your children reside in Australia than any other country. All children, including adopted and step children are included.
WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR
This visa is suitable for aged parents of Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand Citizens that are sponsored and can afford this visa.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE AGED PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 804)
The Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) costs over $6000 to apply for. To ensure that your application is to get your application done right first time and to avoid unnecessary delay, use a registered migration agent Mark Pelley - Principal Migration Agent for Visas To Australia. The Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) could result in a rejection from the Department of Home Affairs and having to reapply and to pay all costs again. Contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.
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