Contributory Aged Parent Visa

This Permanent visa is for those elderly people whose most of the children have been living in Australia as an Australian citizen (settled)*, a permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand (eligible) citizen to stay temporarily in Australia.

This Partner Visa allows the de facto Partner or Spouse of an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or an eligible citizen of New Zealand to migrate to Australia Permanently.

” Settled” means a person who must have been living in Australia for usually 2 years (for a reasonable period).

To say in a Nutshell, this Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864) is framed as a suitable alternative to the Subclass 143 visa.

Purpose (Subclass 864) Visa solves: –

Applicant can travel from and to Australia as many times as he/she wants for 5 years from the grant of this visa.

Be Eligible to Apply for Subclass 864 Visa.

In case your child is not a sponsor (eligible), other persons by whom you can be sponsored are:

Community organizations are also allowed to sponsor your application by the Government to give that:

The condition of financial stability is a must for the organization.


More of their children live in Permanent residence in Australia than in any other country.

Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government: –

If an applicant or any family member of the applicant owes any debt to the Australian Government,

it must be paid back or at least have formal Arrangements to pay it back.

Apply for a Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent)(Subclass 864) visa.

Steps Involved: –

Step 1. Before Applying: – just check. Step 2. Gather all Evidence: –

You need to provide all necessary documents, including those of dependents or partners who might be applied with you, for further proceedings. Arrange documents of your sponsor, too.

Step3. Visa Application: – Step 4. After Applying: –

Step5. The outcome of Visa: – You need to be onshore (except in immigration clearance) at the time of decision on your application.

Family: – Not be eligible: – Processing Time: – Cost
If you never have had a subclass 884 visa and applying for the first time $3,770 $1,880 $945
If you presently hold a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa. If at the time of application you hold an altered Subclass 600 visa but held a subclass 884 previously. If you held a Subclass 884 visa within 28 days instantly before applying for an 864 visas. $330 $170 $80
If you applied for an Aged Parent(Residence) (Class BP) visa before 1 July 2003 NIL NIL NIL
Second Installment
If you never held a Subclass 884 visa $43,600
If you held an 884 visa. The minister agrees that necessary and compassionate circumstances exist for you to still hold an 884 visa. If you held an 884 visa in the 28 days instantly before applying for an 864 visa. You hold an 884 visa while applying for 864 visas. You previously had an 884 visa, but hold a 600 visa while applying for the 864 visas. $19,420
Extra Cost
AoS Bond Changes It allows costs of the welfare of the immigrants to be met by a permanent resident or Australian citizen
Medical Examtd Changes Might be needed for each person on the application
Character clearance/ Police checks Changes These fees need to be paid to police authorities in any country where you lived for 12 months or more

Obtaining the visa (In Australia): – You must

Travelling: – Applicant can travel from and to Australia as many times as he/she wants for 5 years from the grant of this visa.

Bridging visas

So if in need to travel outside Australia, while your visa is under process, you need to first

Obtain Bridging visa “B” (BVB), which allows limited travel during the processing of your

Application in Australia.

Before Leaving Australia: –

Conditions for Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) (Subclass 864) Visa

There are no conditions attached to Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) (Subclass 864) Visa