Temporary Residency in Australia for older parents is possible through sponsorship of a child and the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884).
What is a Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884)?
This is a temporary visa (provisional visa). It is for older parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand Citizen who is settled in Australia.
It allows you to live in Australia for up to two years. This visa cannot be extended or renewed. If you wish to apply for permanent residency in Australia you must apply for a permanent visa – Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) – before your temporary visa expires. By choosing the Subclass 884 option first and then applying for the Subclass 864 Visa option later, you could spread the costs of the Contributory Aged Parent Visa over those two years.
You must be in Australia when you apply and receive approval for this visa.
Who would the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884) be suitable for?
A Subclass 884 Visa would suit you if:
What are the Age Requirements?
Men must be older than 65 years of age to apply for Subclass Visas 884.
The age requirement for women varies, depending on when you were born:
When can you expect your Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884) to be approved?
The processing times for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884) can be found at the:
Australian Immigration and Border Protection Website
How do you apply for a Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884)?
Contact Aus Visa Specialists to find out how we can help you to enter Australia on a temporary visa or as a permanent resident. There are a number of family visa options available, and you need to be sure you apply for migration using the correct pathway. There is nothing more heartbreaking than going through the process of application and assessment and finding out that you chose the wrong option.
With a high success rate in securing visas for aged parents, we’re confident we can give you the right advice. Simply fill in the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.