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Contributory Aged Parent Visa
(subclass 864)

The Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) Visa is a permanent visa that permits parents of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia.

To apply for a Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) Visa, you will need to have a suitable sponsor, usually your child, and they must meet a number of eligibility considerations. This takes into account their age, Australian immigration status, how long they have lived in Australia, and their ability to provide you with support, housing and financial help for the first 2 years of your visa.

An Assurance of support will be required. This will confirm that you are able to support yourself or can access adequate support from relatives. This is to demonstrate that you will not rely on government assistance when in Australia, and usually the assurance of support would be given by a family member, such as your sponsor.

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Additionally, you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the “balance of family” test, which considers the number of children you have in Australia compared to elsewhere. This assessment requires that you provide evidence of your relationship to each child and where they permanently live.

You also are required to provide evidence of your identity, your partner and any dependents’ identities (if applying with family), your sponsor’s identity and their ability to meet sponsorship eligibility considerations. You must also provide evidence of the health insurance that you have in place to cover your stay in Australia.

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Additional criteria will need to be satisfied by you and/or your sponsor, such as assessments as to your health and character. Supporting evidence, such as police certificates, will be required in addition to the above.

The All Access Migration team have experience and are able to assist with all aspects of the Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) Visa application process, including providing comprehensive advice regarding the requirements of the visa, as well as the requirements regarding supporting evidence for the application.

We can also prepare and lodge both the visa application and sponsorship application, as well as supporting evidence on your behalf, with the Department, and provide ongoing ancillary advice regarding the same. As part of this process, our office will prepare detailed submissions to the Department of Home Affairs outlining you and your sponsor’s ability to meet each requirement of the visa, as well as outlining the evidence provided.

Enquire about Contributory Aged Parent Visa
(subclass 864)

Brisbane Office

1300 245 756

50 McDougall Street,
Milton, Brisbane, QLD, 4064

Gold Coast Office

1300 245 756

Levels 5 & 9, Corporate Centre One,
2 Corporate Court,
Bundall, QLD, 4217

Sydney Office

1300 245 756

Level 6,
15 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000


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