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
Assemble all of your documentation, including those for any dependents or partners you may be applying with. Your sponsor’s paperwork is also required.
For this visa, a paper application is required. When the application is made, you must be in Australia but not in immigration clearance.