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The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa(subclass 884) is an option of visa for older parents to live in Australia with their child if the child is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

The Contributory Aged Parent subclass 884 visa is a temporary residence visa which gives the holder right to live in Australia for two years. When the parents decide to stay in Australia permanently, they can apply for the Contributory Aged Parent subclass 864 (Contributory Aged Parent subclass 864)visa before the expiry of temporary subclass 884 visa. As the name suggest, this visa is for aged parent who satisfy age criterion (must be old enough). To be granted this visa, the applicants need to be sponsored by their child.

The applicant must be in Australia when the application is being lodged. The visa holder needs to make required payment during their stay period, which will lead to the grant of the permanent residence visa(Contributory Aged Parent visa subclass 864).

Summary of Criteria (Eligibility)

You must,

  • Be of certain age (see table below)
  • Be sponsored by eligible child
  • Satisfy balance of family test
  • Meet health requirement
  • Meet character requirement
  • And other requirements 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 born Pension age Date pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 65 years and 6 months 1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955 66 years 1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956 66 years and 6 months 1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards 67 years 1 July 2023

Benefits

You can,

  • Live, work and study up to 2 years
  • Include family members in application
  • Apply for permanent residence visa (Contributory Aged Parent subclass 864)
  • Multiple entry visa

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