Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) (Onshore)

ABOUT THIS VISA

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) is a permanent visa that allows single older persons who rely upon a relative living in Australia for financial support, to move to Australia permanently. You MUST be in Australia when you apply for this visa.

 

AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA (SUBCLASS 838)

 

To be eligible for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838), you will need to:

  • Be in Australia at the time of applying.

  • Have a sponsor that is approved by the Department of Home Affairs

  • Be old enough to receive the aged pension in Australia.

  • Be able to demonstrate dependency on an Australian relative for basic needs such as food and shelter for the past 3 years. This dependency can include because of a disability you have which prevents you from working.

  • Have no partner.

  • Be able to obtain an assurance of support.

  • Meet the necessary health requirements.

  • Meet the necessary character requirements.

  • Repay any debts to the Australian government.

  • Not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.

  • It must be in the best interests of a child to apply.

COSTS & DETAILS OF THE AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA (SUBCLASS 838)

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) currently costs $6100AUD for the main applicant and additional fees for each family member.  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 outside Australia when you apply for this visa. You must be sponsored by your relative or their partner. This visa enables you to stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study in Australia, enroll in Medicare, sponsor relatives to come to Australia and apply for Australian citizenship if eligible. This visa enables you to travel as many times as you like to and from Australia for 5 years. After this time you will either need Australian citizenship or to apply for a Resident Return Visa.

WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) is a permanent visa that lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.  You can both work and study in Australia travel to and from Australia as many times as you like for up to 5 years. The sponsor for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) visa needs to take accountability for the applicants financial and accommodation needs in Australia.

 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA  - DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SUBCLASS 114 and 838.

The main difference between the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114) and the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) is that the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114) is an offshore visa application while the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) is an onshore visa application. both Aged Dependent Relative visas mentioned are permanent visas.

 

 

WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR

This visa is suitable for aged dependent persons who have eligible family members in Australia.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE AGED DEPENDENT RELATIVE VISA SUBCLASS 838

 

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838). This visa needs to be 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 Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) 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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