This visa is suitable for elderly parents. An aged parent is one who meets the age requirements for the Australian pension.
Note: this visa has long processing periods (30 years) but a Bridging Visa will be available during this time to remain in Australia.
Who is eligible for an Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804)?
The aged parent visa requires that you be sponsored by your child or another eligible sponsor in Australia.
Your spouse and other family members may be included in your application if they meet certain requirements.
You can apply for this visa onshore if no restriction to onshore applications exists.
Other Requirements for an Aged Parent Visa
You must be the parent of a child who is settled in Australia and is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. You must meet the Balance of Family test where more of your children are settled permanently in Australia than any other country.
You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor. Usually, your child will sponsor you. If your child is under 18 years you may also be sponsored by your child’s spouse, a close family relative or guardian of your child, a close family relative or guardian of your child’s spouse or a community organisation.
You must have a commitment by a person prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support.
Benefits of an Aged Parents Visa
This visa allows aged parents to remain in Australia permanently, with their children who are living in Australia.