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Types of Visas
The Contributory Aged Parent Visa pathway offers a short-term option for aged parents of established Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens, allowing temporary residence in Australia. This pathway involves a two-step process, beginning with the application for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) subclass 884 visa, followed by the opportunity to transition to the permanent subclass 864 visa. The sequential approach of applying for these visas provides the flexibility to manage visa costs over a period of time.
- Granting temporary stay, the visa permits residency in Australia for a duration of up to 2 years.
- Holders of this visa are authorized to engage in work and study activities within Australia; however, government financial assistance is not provided.
- Applicants have the option to subsequently apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) visa, facilitating the prospect of long-term residency in Australia.
- Importantly, it’s essential to note that this specific visa cannot be extended or reapplied for to extend one’s stay in Australia. Individuals seeking an extended stay beyond the visa duration must explore alternative visa avenues.
- Eligibility hinges upon having an eligible child who holds the status of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or qualifying New Zealand citizen.
- Applicants must meet the age criterion to qualify for the Australian-aged pension.
- When applying for the visa and during the decision-making process, individuals need to be physically present in Australia (not in immigration clearance).
- To be eligible for this visa, applicants must not have previously applied for or held a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (Subclass 870) visa at the time of their application.