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The Contributory Aged Parent Visa 864 is a permanent visa that allows an aged parent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen to move to Australia.
The subclass 864 visa is designed for eligible individuals to sponsor their retired parents to get permanent residency in Australia. To apply for a subclass 864 for parents, the individual should be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen above 18 years of age. The individual must be settled in Australia and should have been living in the country for at least two years.
The contributory aged parent visa is specially designed for people who can afford to pay a significant contribution to offset the privileges and rights offered to the permanent visa holders. This is how the visa holders can compensate the money they should have otherwise been paid as tax as ordinary residents.
If you are an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen who lives in Australia, or Australian permanent resident, your parents can apply for subclass 864 Visa.
The Contributory Aged Parent Visa is a permanent permit to Australia that allows the holders to:
It’s important to note that a permanent resident gets almost all the benefits and rights similar to an Australian citizen with minor differences. However, there are a number of conditions to be met to be eligible for this visa type.
You can talk to Southern Stone subclass 864 visa consultants to learn more about various criteria and conditions for eligibility.
To apply for this parents contributory visa for Australia, the applicant should satisfy all the following conditions by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA):
Importantly, they must be settled and have been living in the country for at least two years.
The shared information here isn’t intended to be exhaustive, and the applicant should go through the complete set of eligibility criteria and ensure that they satisfy them before filling the application. If you want to learn more or want personalised guidance, we welcome you to contact our subclass 864 visa consultants. Our visa consultants are up-to-date with the latest regulations and visa processing procedures and have several years of experience in offering high-quality immigration assistance. . We also offer other parent visa consultant like contributory parent visa 143, 173, 804, and 115. Book an appointment with us today.
The cost of a subclass visa 864 starts at AUD $47,755. For the initial application, the primary applicant should pay AUD $3,770, and additional applicants must pay AUD $1,880 each. The second instalment of payment for applicants is around AUD $43,600 for each applicant. Keep in mind that a subclass 864 visa usually takes 1.5 to 2 years to process.
The candidate can make arrangements for a subclass 864 application after applying for the Temporary subclass 884 visa stream. As part of this program, the applicant must pay the initial government fee of AUD $3,770 for the primary applicant and AUD $1,880 for each additional applicant. The second instalment of AUD $29,130 must also be paid before getting this visa granted. The candidates who are accorded with a subclass 884 visa can stay two years in the country. Before the Temporary 884 visa expires, the applicant should pay the final instalment of AUD $19,420 to get a permanent subclass 864 visas.
In addition to that, the applicants should provide an Assurance of Support (AoS) at the time of the decision. Currently, an AoS is around AUD $14,000 for two applicants. At the end of ten years after the candidate enters Australia, the AoS bond is refunded to the applicant after adjusting any debt to the government.
The applicant must ensure that they have a valid passport before applying for a subclass 864 visa. If not, they should apply and get a fresh passport to begin with the visa application process.
The next step of the process is to gather all the relevant evidence according to the subclass 864 visa conditions. The evidence must be accurate and complementing the facts of the application form for subclass 864 eligibility.
The duly filled visa application form must be filed with the DHA, and the requisite fee must be paid. You can connect with our 864 visa consultants to help you with the accurate filling of the visa application. Our visa consultants will check your profile and various documents and understand your requirements to provide you with all the required assistance. Schedule an appointment with our immigration consultants for hassle-free 864 visa application processing.
After filing the 864 visa application, the DHA will inform you that the application assessment is in place. Keep in mind that the subclass 864 is an onshore visa application form, and you should be present in Australia while filing the application. You will be informed about the decision on the visa application to your registered email address. If the DHA rejects the application, they will share the reason for it with the applicant.
The processing time for a subclass 864 visa differs from person to person depending on the application status and the individual’s profile. In most cases, the processing takes 1.5 to 2 years to complete. The application is subject to capping and queuing. The high demand for family visa and eligibility can make the processing longer.
Talk to our subclass 864 visa consultants to learn further about the visa processing time and tips to avoid any delay in processing. The visa processing may take longer if:
A permanent visa application is thoroughly scrutinised by the DHA, comparing to a temporary visa application.
At Southern Stone, we provide guidance and assistance to our clients on their concerns and questions related to visa and immigration. We focus on giving high-quality, comprehensive visa support and assistance to those who want immigration to Australia. We offer partner visa, skilled independent visa, subclass 190, employer sponsored visa and more. Talk to our visa consultants today to learn about your visa options. They will speak with you, understand your requirements, go through the documents, and identify the visa category that has the highest probability to get approved and provide you with hassle-free immigration. All our immigration services are tailor-made to best fit the needs of our customers through efficient services. Book an appointment to discuss your needs with our visa consultants using our online form or dialing 1300 188 999.
Kathy and Gloria were amazing. Very responsive and helped me a lot to get my permanent residency. Also the price that they charge is so little compare to other migration agent and the service is excellent. I would definitely go again with them for myself or other members of my family.Sanja Markoska
Kathy Liu helped me so much this year. She answered all my questions promptly and effectively as well as providing emotional support during the pandemic. I received my permanent residency yesterday and she shared my joy. I definitely recommend her services!Calamacat 2
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