The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (subclass 884) is an option 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 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 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|
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‘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.
You may apply partner visa now if you satisfy all other criteria. Marriage is just one of the criteria need to be satisfied.
You may or you may not. There are many other circumstances and criteria need to be considered. Each case requires case-to-case advise.
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.