subclass 114 – 838
Aged Dependent Relative Visa

  • This visa allows you to
  • remain in Australia permanently
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Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 114 / 838)


This is a permanent residence visa for single older person who can apply with eligible relative’s sponsorship. You must have to be of pension age to apply this visa.

You can be in Australia or outside Australia to apply this visa.

Summary of Criteria (Eligibility)

You must:

  • Be of pension age (see table below).
  • Have eligible sponsor.
  • Not have spouse.
  • Be completely dependent on sponsor.
  • Meet health requirements.
  • Meet character requirements.
  • Satisfy other criteria as set out in Australian Laws.

The applicant must be of pension age. The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years as set out in the table below.

Period within which a person was bornPension ageDate 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


You can:

  • Live in Australia permanently.
  • Include dependent child in your application.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship upon become eligible.
  • Multiple travel facility.
  • Get benefits of Medicare.

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FAQ(s) about migrating to Australia under family visa categories

Immigration to Australia
What is ‘capping and queueing’?

‘Capping and Queueing’ is a process implemented by the immigration department of Australia for granting some of family category visas e.g. parent visa. Immigration department determines certain number of visas for each financial year for some visa and after reaching that number of visa grant, other pending applications are queued to be processed next year.

I am married to an Australian citizen/PR just now. Can I apply partner visa right now or do I need to wait for some time?

You may apply partner visa now if you satisfy all other criteria. Marriage is just one of the criteria need to be satisfied.

Can I apply partner visa even if I am not married to my partner?

You may or you may not. There are many other circumstances and criteria need to be considered. Each case requires case-to-case advise.

Can my parents apply parents visa (permanent) if ‘Balance of Family’ test is not satisfied but I sponsor them?

Sponsorship is mandatory for ‘Parents Visa’ application; hence it does not create any specific additional advantage. Balance of Family test is also compulsory to be satisfied.