Aged Parent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 804)
How this Visa Works
Applicants for non-contributory parent visas may have to wait many years before being granted a visa, as the Government limits the number of places available each program year. To manage demand fairly, people who apply and meet core criteria for the grant of this visa, are placed in a global queue.
Because of long waiting periods, applicants may choose to apply for a Contributory parent visa where applicants (or their sponsor) pay a much larger visa application charge and Assurance of Support bond. Applicants (or their sponsor) are contributing to Government revenue and helping to offset some costs placed on the community by parent migration. The Government also limits the number of places available for Contributory parents each year, but there are more places available so the waiting period for grant of a Contributory parent visa is much shorter.
Key responsibilites for this visa are summarised in the table below.
|Sponsor||Must give a written undertaking to provide support, accommodation and financial assistance for the applicant, and any accompanying dependent family members, for their first two (2) years of residency in Australia.|
|Applicant||Complete and lodge the application including the application charge and all supporting documentation.|
|Assurer of Support
(can be the sponsor or another person)
Be prepared to:
Note: Details on how to provide an Assurance of Support will be sent to the applicant after the visa application has been received.
If you are granted this visa you will have a waiting period before you are eligible to receive most social security payments.
You will not automatically receive the age pension in Australia if you are an aged parent.
Waiting periods are generally, two (2) years for most social security payments and ten (10) years for age and disability pension payments (exemptions may apply).
See: What support is there if I do not find work?
The following terms are used for this visa.