Aged Parent Visa

Australian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor their aged parents as permanent residents to Australia. This visa is age-restricted in a sense that the applicants must be over the pension age. While this visa is more affordable on a comparative scale, the standard aged parent visa is limited to a small number of applicants per financial year, resulting in an enormous backlog, taking decades before being processed.


Criteria for Grant

  • The applicants must be sponsored by a child who is a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Be over the retirement age, that is 67 (as at 16 March 2020); and
  • They must satisfy the Balance of Family test; and
  • They must not have any other pending parent visa application.


Benefits of the Parent Visa

Upon being granted a Parent visa, an applicant can:

  • Reside in Australia permanently.
  • Study and work in Australia.
  • Register for Medicare.
  • Sponsor family members.
  • Apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible.
  • Make multiple trips to and from Australia for a duration of five (5) years (*A visa holder must apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) when re-entering Australia).


Relevant Public Interest Criteria

4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4009, 4010, 4020, 4021 and 4019 (if applicable). 


Visa Conditions

There are no conditions associated with this subclass.


Application Fee

Subclass 804 is payable in 2 instalments.

Base application charge: $4,990

    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $2,495
    • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $1,250

Second instalment: $2,065

Prior to the visa(s) being granted, sponsors must provide a bond to be held for 10 years;

    • Sponsorship of single parent: $5,000
    • Sponsorship of two parents: $7,000


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