Subclass 864 Visa: Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Permanent)


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This visa issued to the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents, allowing them to live in Australia for a maximum of ten years.

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The subclass 884 Contributory Aged Parent Temporary visa is granted for two years and, in order to remain in Australia permanently

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This visa lets the parent of a Australian citizen, and permanent resident or  eligible New Zealand citizen live in Australia for 2 years.

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What is Subclass 864 Visa

The subclass 864 contributory-aged parent visa is similar to the 143 contributory parent visas; however, it is designed for applicants who are above pension age.

Australia’s pension age has been increasing from 65 to 67 years. It will continue to increase by six months every two years. It will stop increasing on 1 July 2023 at 67 years.

Subclass 864 is a permanent residency visa.

To sponsor you, your child must be an Australian permanent resident (settled for over two years), an Australian citizen, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.

Depending on your situation and your wish to spread costs, you can apply directly for the subclass 864 visa or apply for the subclass 884 temporary aged parent visa first and wait two years before applying for the 864 visa.

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Difference Between Visa Subclass 884 & Subclass 864

The main difference between the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) & Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) is that the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years while the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) is a permanent visa. This visa is very expensive to apply for. To break down the costs of this visa over time, you can consider first applying for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884) and then later applying for the Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864. You can include members of the family unit when you apply. All family members must be able to meet the health and character requirements and will incur additional costs.

What Is the Eligibility for Subclass 864 Visa (Permanent)

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 864 visa, the applicant must meet all the requirements specified by the Department for the visa category.

The candidate must have a child, who is –

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand citizen (Eligible)

They must be settled, that is, must have been living in Australia for more than two (2) years.

  • The candidate also needs to satisfy the ‘balance of family test, which has the following requirements-
    • At least half your children must be permanent residents in Australia; or
    • More children are in Australia (permanent residents) than any other overseas country.
  • The candidate must be sponsored by their Australian child – If the child is not above eighteen years then-
    • Child’s spouse (who must be over 18 and an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen)
    • Family relative (close) or legal guardian of your child or child’s spouse.
  • The applicant must be of the age to be able to enroll for an age pension in Australia (65-67 years).
  • The candidate must meet all the health and character requirements of the visa category.
  • The candidate must obtain written assurance of support, clarifying that the candidate will not need assistance from the Australian Government.
  • The candidate and their sponsor must have paid back all the dues to the Australian Government (if there is any) or have made adequate payment arrangements.
  • The applicant must sign a values statement to confirm they will obey the Australian laws and living rules.
  • The applicant must not have a history of cancelled visas as it might lead to rejection of the visa application form.

The shared information is not intended to be exhaustive, and one should go through the complete set of eligibility requirements. For full information on visa conditions and processing, please inquire with one of our expert immigration consultants.

Contributory cost for Aged Parent visa 864

This visa costs AUD48,365. There is an additional charge for each family member who applies with you.

  • You pay for this visa in 2 parts called installments.
  • Pay the first installment when you apply. Pay the second installment when we ask you to.

You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates, and biometrics.

Use the Visa Pricing Estimator to work out what your visa will cost. The estimator does not take into account the second installment or other costs.

See more about visa fees and charges.

Processing times for Aged Parent visa 864

A new Contributory Aged Parent visa application may take at least 12 years to process based on current planning levels.

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all of the documents we need or we need more information from you and/or
  • your information takes a long time to verify.

Steps to Apply Contributory Aged Parent visa – Subclass 864

  • Step 1: Checking if you meet the requirements.
  • Step 2: Making the application.
  • Step 3: Your application is processed and placed in a queue.
  • Step 4: Access your application again.
  • Step 5: Paying the second installment.
  • Step 6: Being granted a visa

Disclaimer: ‘Rapid Education and visa consultant’ is an independent consulting firm which are not linked in anyway with the Australian ‘Department of Home Affairs’ (DOHA). Info on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a tailored migration advice based on your personal conditions, feel free to contact us on 61-3-96630944 our Registered Migration agent.

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