Permanent Contributory Aged Parent Visa Subclass 864 Australia
Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864) – Permanent
As the time ticks it becomes difficult for older parents to fly often to see their children and even for working individuals it is hard to visit their parents in other country. There is a perfect resolution to this problem which is Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864) that allows the elderly parents to migrate to Australia and live with their children permanently.
  • If the child of an applicant is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • At least half of your children must be residing in Australia for more than two years
  • Have an eligible sponsor like family member or friend if not children
  • The child or eligible sponsor have been a lawful resident of Australia for a significant period of time while lodging an application

The Parent visa 864 allows you to stay in Australia permanently with any of the dependent family member or partner accompanying you with all the rights with all the rights as of your children.

  • The applicant must meet the age limit criteria to be able to receive aged pension of Australia
  • They must pass the balance of family test
  • Balance of family test requires to have at least half of the children residing in Australia lawfully for more than two years when the applicant lodges file for this Family Visa.
  • They must be able to provide character and health certificates
  • This Parent visa becomes inaccessible to those whose visa got canceled or rejected during previous stay
  • The applicant must not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government
For how long my 864 visa lasts?

Contributory Aged Parent Visa (subclass 864) is an indefinite visa allotted to elderly parents by Australian government to stay permanently with their children.


When will I start getting my pension?

To be able to receive the security payments from Australian government you might have to wait up to two years after the visa has ben grant as this is not an immediate process and applicants are advised to be patient for same.


How long does it take to process this visa?

The processing time for Parent Visa subclass 864 varies and depends on certain circumstances such as:

  • The application is lodged with complete documents and forms required to process the same
  • The time taken by the several external agencies like police (background) check, medical parties for health check to receive the additional information
  • How many applications are ahead of you as the visas are allotted on queue basis per financial year
  • Most important factor contributes to the application is your on-time response to any additional information requested by immigration

Provided information should not be taken as exhaustive, additional requirements for the visa do apply. Visa requirements may differ as per individual circumstances. For your eligibility assessment visit one of our qualified professionals.

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