Contributory Aged Parent visa – Australia Visa: How to apply and obtain, Procedure, Documents required?


What is a Contributory Aged Parent visa?

  • This permanent visa enables the elderly parent of a citizen of Australia, a permanent resident of Australia, or a citizen of New Zealand who meets the requirements to remain in Australia.

Features of Contributory Aged Parent visa

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enroll in Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

What is the eligibility?

  • If you have already filed for or are in possession of a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa, you are ineligible to apply for this visa.
  • You must be sponsored by an eligible sponsor.
  • You must be in good health if you and any family members apply for the visa together.
  • You must satisfy our character criteria, along with any family members who apply for the visa with you.
  • You must meet the balance-of-family test.
  • We have a guarantee of support that you won’t require government aid once you reach Australia with this visa. You and any family members traveling to Australia on this visa are covered by the assurance.
  • You or any family members who owe the Australian Government money must have already paid it back or have a plan in place that has been approved by the government to repay it.
  • You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
  • If it is not in the best interests of a candidate under the age of 18, we will not issue this visa.

Procedure to apply

How long you can stay

  • This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.

What is Processing times?

  • This visa is subject to queueing and cap applications.

What is the cost?

  • Costs for this visa start at AUD47,955. Each extra family member that applies with you will incur a fee.

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