884 – Contributory Aged Parent visa (Temporary)
This is a temporary visa for parents who want to join their children in Australia – who currently do not hold a visa to Australia.
From the time this visa is granted the applicant(s) are required to apply for the permanent Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) within two years.
The contributory aged parent visa is similar to the aged parent visa – it allows elderly parents to join their children in Australia albeit with a faster processing time.
This visa is well suited to candidates who do not wish to be added to the substantial waiting list currently in place for Aged Parent visas.
- Visa Applicants
- Visa Holders
A Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) enables you, your partner and dependent family to reside in Australia on a temporary basis.
If this visa is granted the applicant(s) may:
- work or study in Australia
- apply for Medicare (health care)
- reside in Australia for the duration of the visa
In order to apply for this visa the applicant must have a child who is an eligible sponsor and willing to sponsor them.
The sponsor must be one of the following:
- an Australian citizen, or
- a permanent Australian resident, or
- an eligible New Zealand citizen
If your child is not an eligible sponsor, you may be sponsored by the following persons:
- your child’s partner
- guardian or family member of your child
- guardian or family member of your child’s partner
- a community organisation
Initially you may be required to undergo a health examination, however if an examination has already been carried out you are not likely to have to undergo further examinations.
If this visa is granted, you any additional family members must comply with all Australian laws.
As the sponsor, you will be required to assist your family members and help them settle in Australia by providing the following:
- moral support
- adequate accommodation
- financial support
Sponsorship must be provided for the first two years:
- from the date of entry to Australia if the application was lodged outside Australia, or
- from the date the visa was granted if the application was lodged in Australia
The assurer is obliged to:
- give sufficient financial support so that you or any accompanying family members do not have to rely on any government support, and
- reimburse the Australian Government for any recoverable social security payments, this includes payments made by Centerlink to you and any others covered by the Assurance of Support
- pay a refundable security bond before the visa is approved
In this instance, the Assurance of Support must remain in place for you and your family members for ten years.
Assurance of Support
An Assurance of Support (AoS) is a legal undertaking by the sponsor, family relative, an organisation, or any other person who may be eligible to be an assurer, to repay certain social security payments to the Australian Government which has been paid to a person or their family members applying to migrate to Australia during their AoS period.