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Subclass 864:

Contributory  Aged Parent Visa

The Subclass 864 visa allows Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to sponsor their retirement-aged parents for permanent residency. Subclass 864 enjoys a much faster processing time when compared to Subclass 804 but at a significantly higher cost. This expense can be mitigated slightly by applying for Subclass 884 first, which allows spreading of the application fee over two visas.

 

Criteria for Grant

  • The applicants must be sponsored by a child who is a settled Australian citizen or permanent resident; and

  • They must be above 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.

 

Balance of Family Test

Only living children are counted in this test. If the location of a child is unknown, they are assumed to be in their last known location. The test can be summarised in the following terms:

 

Are at least half of the applicant’s children eligible children living in Australia?

Or

Are there more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country?

 

Common scenarios in which the test is passed include where:

  • 1 eligible child resides in Australia with 1 other child in another country;

  • 2 eligible children reside in Australia, and 1 other child in country A, 1 other child in country B;

  • 3 eligible children reside in Australia, 2 other children in country A, and 2 other children in country B

 

The first test is satisfied in the first two examples. In the third example, more children are in Australia than in any other country, thus satisfying the second test.

 

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 864 is payable in 2 instalments.

  • Base application charge: $4,155

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $2,075

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $1,040

  • Second instalment: $43,600

 

Applicants currently holding the Subclass 884 Contributory Parent - Temporary visa will be charged the following rates instead:

  • Base application charge: $365

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $185

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $90

  • Second instalment: $19,420

 

Note that in total, the combined cost of Subclass 884 and 864 is not necessarily cheaper than a direct Subclass 864 application. The advantage of Subclass 884 is that it allows you to stagger the cost of permanent residency over multiple years.
 

Applicants currently holding the subclass 173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa will be charged the following rates instead:

  • Base application charge: $365

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $185

  • Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $90

  • Second instalment: $19,420

 

Note that the combined cost of Subclass 864 and 884 visas is not necessarily cheaper than the total for a direct application for a Subclass 864 visa. The advantage utilising a Subclass 884 visa in this process is that it allows the cost of permanent residency to spread over multiple years.

 

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

  • Sponsorship of single parent: $10,000

  • Sponsorship of two parents: $14,000