Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884)

ABOUT THIS VISA

The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) is a temporary visa that allows the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Resident stay temporarily in Australia. You must be IN Australia when you apply for this visa.

 

 

 

CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884)

 

To be eligible for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884), 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.

  • You must be old enough to receive the aged pension in Australia.

  • NOT have a "no further stay" condition on your current visa.

  • 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.

MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884)

The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) allows you to remain in Australia for up to 2 years. Note, the visa period starts when this visa is granted. You can both work and study in Australia (however you will not receive government support). You will be eligible to apply for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) (This is a permanent visa for contributory aged parents.)

WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO

The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years. You can both work and study in Australia (however you will not receive government support). This visa allows you to apply for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) which is a permanent form of this visa. Applying first for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) then later applying for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) allows you to spread out the cost of this visa over time as oppose to paying for the full costs of the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) upfront. You cannot stay longer by extending or applying again for this visa however you can apply for another visa. You can include members of the family unit when you apply. All family members must be able to meet the health and character requirements.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884) & CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT VISA (SUBCLASS 864)

The main difference between the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) & Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) is that the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years while the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) is a permanent visa.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884)

The current cost of the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) is currently $32,985AUD. Payment occurs in two separate installments, The first installment of half the cost of the visa is made at the time of application. The second installment is paid when requested to do so by the Department. You Must be in Australia but NOT in immigration clearance when applying for this visa. There are additional charges for each family member that applies with you.  Other costs can include Police Checks, Health Checks, Biometrics etc. This visa is assessed in two stages. At stage one, the visa is checked for eligibility and it is either added to the queue for aged parent visas or it is refused. At stage 2, the visa is again assessed when a place becomes available. Before this visa expires, if the visa holder wishes to apply for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864), they will need to pay an additional costs of $19420AUD.

There is an additional assurance of support which is required payable at the time of decision. Currently the assurance of support is approximately $14000 for 2 people which is refunded after 10 years less any debts paid to the Australian government.

WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR

This visa is suitable for retire aged contributory parents of Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand Citizens that are sponsored and can afford this visa.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CONTRIBUTORY AGED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 884)

 

The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) costs over $32985AUD 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 Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) 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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