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Subclass 804 visa – a pathway to bring your aged parents to Australia

The Subclass 804 visa provides an opportunity to parents to live with their children in Australia. How to prepare and apply for this visa? Keep scrolling to get advice from our qualified consultant!

 

What is a Subclass 804 visa?

An Aged Parent visa – Subclass 804 is a permanent resident visa that allows the parent of a settled Australian citizen/ permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to move to Australia permanently.

When applying for visa 804, the parents must be old enough which is the age pension in Australia.

 

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What is a Subclass 804 visa?

 

The benefits of Aged Parent visa

 

Residency

To live in Australia permanently.

Health care

Access to Medicare – an Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.

Family memberAllow your eligible family members to apply for the visa together with you.
Work and studyTo work and study in Australia.
Multiple entrieTravel in and out of Australia within 5 years. After 5 years, you can apply for a Resident Return visa (RRV) or citizenship.
CitizenshipApply for Australian citizenship.

 

Contact VEM for further information.

 

The requirements of a Subclass 804 visa

 

The applicant (parents)
    • Must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.
    • Meet the balance-of-family test.
    • Must meet the health and character requirements.
    • No criminal record.
    • No debt to the Australian government.
    • Must not hold or have applied for a Subclass 870 visa.
    • Must be onshore when applying for and being granted visa 804.
The sponsor (children)
    • From and over 18 years of age. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must be sponsored by an eligible relative or community organization.
    • Must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    • Must meet the character requirements.
    • Provide accommodation and financial support for the first 2 years the applicant lives in Australia.

 

To know whether you meet the Subclass 804 Aged Parent visa requirements, contact VEM. Our consultant – Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), with more than 12 years of experience in the migration field, will assist you.

 

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The requirements of a Subclass 804 visa

 

To know if you’re old enough as a pensioner in Australia, please refer to the following table:

 

Period within which a person was bornPension age in AustraliaDate pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 195365 years and 6 months1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 195566 years1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 195666 years and 6 months1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards67 years1 July 2023

 

Responsibilities of the Subclass 804 holders

    • The sponsors must provide housing and financial support for the first 2 years the applicant lives in Australia.
    • The applicants must meet all visa conditions and comply with Australian laws.

 

Step by step of an Aged Parent visa – Subclass 804

    • Step 1: Check if you meet the Subclass 804 requirements.
    • Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the visa.
    • Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
    • Step 4: Receive Subclass 804.

 

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Step by step of an Aged Parent visa – Subclass 804

 

The cost of a Subclass 804 visa

 

For the main applicantFor the additional applicant
First instalmentAUD4,990
    • From and over 18 years of age: AUD2,495
    • Under 18 years of age: AUD1,250
Assurance of Support
    • AUD5,000 for the primary visa applicant.
    • AUD2,000 for any adult secondary visa applicant.

 Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.

 

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The cost of a Subclass 804 visa

 

Processing times of Subclass 804

There is no information on processing time for Aged Parent visa applications at the present time.

Subclass 804 processing time could be longer than the time frame if your application is not logged properly. The application should be well-prepared because the processing time can be very long.

 

Frequently asked questions

Can I include my family members on the visa 804 application?

Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.

Can I be granted a bridging visa while waiting for my visa 804 application approval?

Yes. You will be granted a bridging visa after applying for a visa 804.

Are there any other Parent visas with a shorter processing time?

Yes. You can consider applying for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa – Subclass 884 or the Contributory Aged Parent (Permanent) visa – subclass 864.


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We accompany our clients for their whole immigration journey. Contact VEM for further assistance.

 

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