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Subclass 804 – Aged Parent Visa Onshore (Permanent):

About this Visa

This permanent visa allows an elderly parent of a settled Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia.

How long can you stay 

Permanently

To apply for this visa, you must: 

  • You must be an aged parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must meet the balance of the family test.
  • Your sponsor must be approved to be your sponsor settled in Australia.
  • You must be sponsored by your child who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • You must meet the Australian health and character requirements.
  • You must not have had a subclass 870 temporary visa when applying for this visa.
  • You must have the assurance of support.
  • You must not have had a subclass 870 temporary visa when applying for this visa.

This visa allows you to

  • You will be able to stay in Australia indefinitely.
  • You will be able to live, work and study in Australia.
  • You will be able to access Australian government benefits.
  • You may be able to sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia.
  • You may be eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship.

Apply from

When you apply for this visa and when we decide on your application, you must be in Australia but not in immigration clearance.

Any family members who apply for the visa with you must be in Australia at the time of application, but not in immigration clearance.

Assessment

We assess applications for this visa in 2 stages.

  1. Check eligibility and either add the application to the queue or refuse it.
  2. Continue assessing the application when a place becomes available and make a decision.

Don’t arrange to move to Australia until we grant the visa. We will let you know in writing if we grant you the visa.

Estimate how many applications are ahead of yours in the queue with the Parent Visa Queue Calculator.

Learn more about the Parent visa queue and processing priorities.

Obligations

You must fulfil all visa requirements and comply with Australian legislation. 

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Aged Parent Visa Onshore (Permanent)