Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)

Australia’s Aged Parent Visa permits permanent settlement in Australia by older parents who are already living in the country on a temporary visa, providing that their child is either:

  • a permanent of resident of Australia
  • a citizen of Australia
  • a citizen of New Zealand who has settled in Australia

Please note that the number of Aged Parent Visas which can be issued each year is capped, and there is a long wait for applications for this visa to be considered by authorities in Australia. At time of writing, applications are being considered which were lodged up to December 2012, meaning a current estimated waiting time of up to 11 years.

Aged parents may therefore wish to consider the Contributory Aged Parent visa as an alternative, as this has a lower waiting time of around five to six years. Please note that this visa carries with it a higher fee than the Aged Parent visa, and requires an Assurance of Support bond to be provided by the parent’s sponsor in Australia.

Permanent Parent Visas

  • Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
  • Contributory Aged Parent visa (864 visa)
  • Contributory Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 143)
  • Parent (Migrant) visa (subclass 103)

Temporary Parent Visas

  • Sponsored Parent 870 Visa
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)


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To determine whether you or a loved one might be eligible for this visa, please complete our Parent Visa assessment form. VELawyers are industry leaders with trusted migration agents and immigration lawyers in Melbourne, and offices across Australia.

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