The visa subclass – 864 is a permanent residence visa that lets the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen stay in Australia. The successful visa holder can stay in Australia as a permanent resident, work and study in Australia and avail Australia’s Medicareservices.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
Check your eligibility
If you are an aged parent of an Australian PR or citizen or eligible New Zealand Citizen, you must be aware of the balance of family test. You must know clearly what this really means. A parent meets the balance of family test if:
Arrange all your documents
Arrange all your documents, including for any partner or dependents who might be applying this visa with you.
Apply for the visa
During your application lodgment, you must be in Australia. This visa must be submitted as a paper based application. You will be unable to apply for this visa if you have already applied for or hold a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa.
The following forms are the most important forms to submit during visa lodgement.
Complete the form in English.
You must pay the first instalment when you apply. For payment options see how to pay.
You can’t lodge your applications for this visa in person. You can send your application by post to the Parent Visa Processing Centre in Perth, Australia.
After you apply
You will be notified by email if your visa is finalized and approved. If the immigration officer requires additional documents, you will also get notified.
When the DHA makes your visa decision, you must be in Australia. You will see the following things in your visa grant notification:
Other relevant documents must be submitted with your application.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia