Contributory Aged Parent visa 864

This contributory permanent visa 864 lets the aged parent stay in Australia.

Aged Parent Visa 864

Contributory Aged Parent visa 864

This permanent visa lets the aged parent of the following stay in Australia.

  • a settled Australian citizen,
  • Australian permanent resident
  • or eligible New Zealand citizen

meaning the children must have lived permanently in Australia for at least two years before the visa application is lodged.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa 864  Eligibility

You meet the “balance of family” test;

meaning 50% or more of their children must live permanently in Australia as permanent residents or more than 50% of their children live permanently in Australia as permanent residents than in any other country.

Applicants must undergo health and character checks to meet the criteria for the visa.

For the 864 Contributor Aged Parent visa, at least one child to nominate them for the visa who is settled has lived permanently in Australia for at least two years.

The applicant can apply for Australian citizens after a qualifying period, as it is a permanent residence visa -PR

Contributory cost for Aged Parent visa 864

This visa costs from AUD47,755.

You pay for this visa in 2 parts called installments.

  • Pay the first installment when you apply.
    • the initial application fee is $3,770 for the first applicant and $1,880 for any additional applicant
  • Pay the second installment before the visa grant
    • for each applicant is $43,600

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

How long it takes for aged parent visa 864?

This visa takes approximately 18 months to 3 years to process and is a permanent visa.

There is no current processing time available from the Department Of Home Affairs (DOHA) and it is not provide processing times for this visa.

Applications for this visa are subject to capping and queueing as follow:

Queueing Processing Times:

As at June 2020, for final processing:

  • Contributory Parent visa applications with a queue date up to May 2016.

Meet the balance-of-family test

It will not waive this test, even in compelling or exceptional circumstances.

You need to pass the test if you are applying for one of these visas:

  • 103 – Parent
  • 143 – Contributory Parent
  • 173 – Contributory Parent (Temporary)
  • 804 – Aged Parent
  • 864 – Contributory Aged Parent
  • 884 – Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary)

Meaning 50% or more of their children must live permanently in Australia as permanent residents or more of their children live permanently in Australia as permanent residents than in any other country.

Have the assurance of support (AoS)

there is an AOS

It is payable toward the time of decision.

For two applicants this is currently $14,000.

The bond is refunded ten years after you enter Australia

From a person – For 10 years

  • $10,000 for 1 adult
  • $14,000 for 2 adults.

Bridging Visas

You can apply from in Australia, when you apply and when your visa decision made upon your application.

If you are in Australia as the holder of tourist visa 600 or visa 884, you will be granted a Bridging Visa A (BVA).The BVA enables you to remain lawfully in Australia while your visa application is being processed.

If you want to travel outside Australia, you need to apply for a Bridging Visa B (BVB). The BVB will allow limited travel during the processing of your application in Australia.

The standard period of time allowed for travel during the processing of an application is three (3) months, or 6 months plus as compelling reasons.

You have full work rights while you have your bridging visa A (BVA).

Health Insurance

While they hold their bridging visa A, they must also take out private health insurance unless they will be covered by Medicare. UK passport holders are covered by Medicare in this scenario.

The holders of Subclass 864 (Permanent) visas are eligible for domestic health cover known as Medicare. If you’ve applied for a Contributory parent visa you may get a Medicare card.

However, if you’ve applied directly for the permanent Contributory visa 864 without holding the temporary Contributory visa 884  you’re eligible to apply for until your permanent Contributory visa is granted.

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