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Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864/884)

Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864/884)


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Benefits of the visa 864

  • Grant permanent residency, allowing you to live, work, and study in the country without time limitations
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Access to a wide range of social benefits, including healthcare through Medicare and certain social security advantages
  • Bring your family member to Australia with you
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


  • Have an eligible child who is a settled Australian citizen,Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • Must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia. (65 to 67 years of age)
  • Meet the balance-of-family test:
    - At least half of your children and step-children are eligible children, or
    - There are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country.
    - This condition can be waived if you hold a subclass 884 visa.
  • Have an Assurance of Support, unless you are applying for the Retirement Pathway
  • Not have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa when applying for this visa

Visa Fee Charge

  • AUD48,365

Processing Time

  • Vary

Your Obligations

  • No condition

How to Apply for an Australian visa?

  • Step 1: Gather your documents (identity, relationship evidences, etc) – certified copies version
  • Step 2: Complete the Visa Application Form in paper:
    - Sponsorship Form (Form 40) for sponsor
    - Application Form for Parent Visa (Form 47PA)
  • Step 3: Pay the Visa first instalment
  • Step 4: Send your application by post or courier to the Parent Visa Processing Centre inPerth at the address on the form. Include all required documents, forms and evidence of payment of application charge with your application.
  • Step 5: Complete the Health examination and biometrics
  • Step 6: Waiting for a place to become available
  • Step 7: Pay the Visa second instalment

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find an answer to your question below, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents, they will be more than happy to share their wisdom.

Can I Stay in Australia while my application is processing?

Yes, you can live in Australia with your child for the duration it takes your application to process. Once you submit your application, you will receive a Bridging Visa, which allows you to remain in the country until you get your visa 864.

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