Aged Dependent Relative visa 114

Aged Dependent Relative visa 114

This permanent visa lets a single older person, who relies on a relative living in Australia for financial support, move to Australia permanently.

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Stay

Permanently

Cost

From AUD6,415

With this visa you can

  • stay in Australia as a permanent resident
  • sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship 

You must

  • be outside Australia when you apply for this visa and when we decide your application
  • be sponsored by your relative or relative’s partner

With this visa you can

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa until the travel validity expires.

If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel validity:

  • you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • you might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don’t require a visa to enter Australia. You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship

To see when your travel validity ends, use VEVO.

How long you can stay

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.

For citizenship purposes, you become a permanent resident at the time:

  • you enter Australia on this visa; or
  • if you previously have been present in Australia and held a permanent visa immediately before last leaving Australia, when we grant this visa

Include family

You can include members of the family unit in your application when you apply. You can also add them to your application at any time before we make a decision.

You will be required to include details of all your family members, whether they are migrating or not, in the application form.

For this visa, your family members are your dependent child and stepchild.

Family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health and character requirements.

Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health requirement.

Cost

The visa costs from AUD6,415. There is also an additional charge for each family member who applies with you.

You pay for this visa in 2 parts called instalments.

Pay the first instalment when you apply. Pay the second instalment when we ask you to.

You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Use the Visa Pricing Estimator to work out what your visa will cost. The estimator does not take into account the second instalment or other costs.

Apply from

You and all applicants must be outside Australia when you apply and when we decide on your application.

Processing times

We don’t provide processing times for this visa. Applications for the visa are subject to capping and queueing

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you do not fill it in correctly
  • you do not include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information

We can’t process your application if you don’t pay the correct visa application charge. We will notify you if this is the case and if necessary return your application.

Family migration visas are in high demand. It might take many years for this visa to be granted.

Assessment

We assess applications for this visa in 2 stages.

  1. Check eligibility and either add the application to the queue or refuse it.
  2. Continue assessing the application when a place becomes available and make a decision.

Don’t arrange to move to Australia until we grant the visa. We will let you know in writing if we grant you the visa.

Your obligations

You and your family members must meet all visa conditions and obey Australian laws.

Visa label

We will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.

Have a sponsor

You must be sponsored for this visa by an eligible relative or relative’s partner.

We must approve the sponsorship.

Be this age

You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.

Be dependent

You must have been dependent on your relative in Australia for basic needs like food, shelter and clothing for at least 3 years before you apply for the visa.

You could be dependent on your relative due to disability that prevents you from working.

Have no partner

To be eligible for this visa you must have no partner.

Have assurance of support

You must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa.

We will let you know when you need to provide the assurance of support.

Meet the health requirement

You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement.

We might also ask that other family members also meet the requirement.

Meet the character requirement

You, and family members who apply for the visa with you, must meet our character requirement.

We might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Have repaid debt to the Australian Government

If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or have an approved arrangement in place to pay it back.

Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. 

Best interests of the child

We will not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

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Aged Dependent Relative visa 838

Aged Dependent Relative visa 838

This permanent visa lets a single older person stay in Australia if they rely on a relative living in Australia for financial support.

Stay

Permanently

Cost

From AUD6,415

With this visa you can

  • stay in Australia as a permanent resident
  • sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

You must

  • be inside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply for this visa and when we decide on your application
  • be sponsored by your relative or your relative’s partner

With this visa you can

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa until the travel validity expires.

If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel validity:

  • you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • you might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don’t require a visa to enter Australia. You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship

To see when your travel validity ends, use VEVO

​How long you can stay

This is a permanent visa. It lets you stay in Australia indefinitely.

For citizenship purposes, your permanent residence starts on the day we grant the visa.

Include family

You can include members of the family unit in your application when you apply. You can also add them to your application at any time before we make a decision.

You will be required to include details of all your family members, whether they are migrating or not, in the application form.

For this visa, your family members are your dependent child and stepchild.

Family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health  and character requirements.

Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health and character requirements.

Cost

This visa costs from AUD6,415. There is also an additional charge for each family member who applies with you.

You pay for this visa in 2 parts called instalments.

Pay the first instalment when you apply. Pay the second instalment when we ask you to. 

You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

Use the Visa Pricing Estimator to work out what your visa will cost. The estimator does not take into account the second instalment or other costs.

Apply from

You must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply and when we decide on your application.

Any family members who apply for the visa with you must also be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply.

Processing times

We don’t provide processing times for this visa. Applications for this visa are subject to capping and queueing.

Your application might take longer to process if:

  • you don’t fill it in correctly
  • you don’t include all the documents we need or we need more information from you
  • it takes us time to verify your information

We can’t process your application if you don’t pay the correct visa application charge. We will notify you if this is the case and if necessary return your application.

Family migration visas are in high demand. It might take many years for this visa to be granted.

Assessment

We assess applications for this visa in 2 stages.

  1. Check eligibility and either add the application to the queue or refuse it.
  2. Continue assessing the application when a place becomes available and make a decision.

Don’t arrange to move to Australia until we grant the visa. We will let you know in writing if we grant you the visa.

Visa label

We will digitally link your visa to your passport. You will not get a label in your passport.

Have a sponsor

You must be sponsored by an eligible relative or a relative’s partner.

We must approve the sponsorship.

Be this age

You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.

Be dependent

You must have been dependent on your relative in Australia for basic needs like food, shelter and clothing for at least the last 3 years  before you apply for the visa.

You could be dependent on your relative due to disability that prevents you from working.

Have no partner

To be eligible for this visa you must have no partner.

Must not have a no further stay condition

The visa you currently hold must not have a no further stay condition on it.

See your conditions in VEVO.

Have assurance of support

You must be able to obtain an assurance of support.

An assurance of support assures us that you will not have to rely on government assistance after you enter Australia on this visa. The assurance is for you and any family members who come to Australia with you on this visa.

We will let you know when you need to the assurance of support.

Meet the health requirement

You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement.

We might also ask that other family members also meet the requirement.

Meet the character requirement

You, and family members who apply for the visa with you, must meet our character requirement.

We might also ask that other non-migrating family members also meet the requirement.

Have paid back your debt to the Australian government

If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or have an approved arrangement in place to pay it back.

Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia. 

Best interests of the child

We will not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

 

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