Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
The Aged Parent visa (subclass 804) allows you to live permanently with your old parents if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident settled in Australia.
Most applicants must be sponsored by their child. Your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.
You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa. You can apply only if your temporary visa lets you apply for another visa while you are in Australia. You must be in Australia when the visa is decided.
This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa to:
- stay in Australia indefinitely
- work and study in Australia
- enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
- apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
- sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
- travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).
Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)
The Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838) is a permanent visa that allows old people to stay in Australia if they rely on an eligible relative in Australia to provide financial support.
You must be in Australia when you lodge your application, and you must be in Australia when the visa is granted.
This is a permanent visa. It allows you and your family to:
- stay in Australia indefinitely as an Australian permanent resident
- apply for Australian citizenship
- travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident for five years from the date the visa is granted – after that time you will need to apply for another visa if you want to return to Australia.