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884 Visa – Contributory Aged Parent Visa Temporary


Indah Melindasari MARN 0961 448
Updated May 2020
884 Visa - Contributory Aged Parent Visa Temporary

If you are a settled Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen and have parents in their pension age, now they can apply Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 884) to stay temporarily in Australia. With this temporary visa, they can apply for a Contributory Aged Parent (subclass 864) visa for permanent residency, so that’s why they cannot stay longer by extending this temporary visa. This visa lets your parent live in Australia for up to 2 years, work and study in Australia, without government support.


Age Requirements for 884 Visa

Period within which a person was born Pension age Date pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 1953 65 years and 6 months 1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 1955 66 years 1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 1956 66 years and 6 months 1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards 67 years 1 July 2023

Can I include family members?

You can include family members, for example, your spouse or your de facto partner, your child who is not married or in a de facto relationship.


Fee & Processing Time for 884 Visa

  • ONEderland Consulting agent fee starts from $4,500 AUD up to $6,000 AUD.
  • While the visa fee paid to the Department of Home Affairs is $33,285 AUD, you can pay in two instalments for this. You pay the first instalment when you apply, then you can pay the second when there is a payment request from the Department of Home Affairs.
  • There is no exact timing for the decision of this visa as these applications are subject to capping and queueing.

Where should I apply from?

You must apply in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, also be in Australia when the Department of Home Affairs decides on your application.

That also applies to the family members included in your application.

Remember that when you apply for this visa while on a temporary visa, there must not be a “No further stay” 8503 condition attached to your visa or else you will not be able to apply for this visa unless this condition has been waived.


Contributory Aged Parent Visa – Subclass 884 Visa Frequently Asked Questions

ONE derland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent with MARN 0961 448 is here to answer your questions!

  1. If I apply for the visa, will I get the bridging visa?
    • Generally, you should apply for this visa before your substantive visa expires.
    • This will generate you to a valid bridging visa to remain in Australia, while waiting for your visa decision.
  2. As the visa fee is quite high, if I would like to apply this visa for my parent, should I pay all the visa fee in one time?
    • Visa subclass 864 will be able to pay through 2 instalments.
    • The first instalment $4,155 is payable when you lodge the visa, while the second one $43,600 is payable upon the Department’s request.
  3. What is the difference between visa subclass 864 and 143?
    • The difference between these 2 visas is in the processing time and the age requirements.
    • The processing time for visa subclass 864 is faster than visa subclass 143.
    • The visa subclass 864 also has a specific age which should be at the pension age (start from 66 years old), while for visa subclass 143, there’s no specific age requirements.
  4. Should I apply the visa onshore?
    • The visa application should be made onshore.
    • The applicant should be inside Australia when applying for this visa and when the Department gives the decision.
  5. Can I include the family members?
    • Yes, you can. The family members would need to satisfy the character and health requirements as well.
  6. How much is the cost for this visa?
    • The visa fee for the main applicant is AUD 47,755 and this can be paid into 2 instalments.
    • The first instalment should be paid prior to the visa lodgement, while the second instalment will be paid once the Department ask you to pay.
  7. How long is the processing time for this visa application?
    • There is no exact period for this visa’s processing time. If you do not fill the application correctly, it might give a longer time for the Department to give you the decision.
  8. As the sponsor, should I provide the Assurance of Support (AoS)?
    • For visa subclass 864, yes, your sponsor might be asked to provide this Assurance of Support (AoS) as a legal commitment to repay the Australian Government any welfare payments made to a visa holder or family who come to Australia with them.

Contributory Aged Parent Visa – Subclass 884 Visa Three Step Process

First Step: Eligibility Check

Make sure you check your eligibility to see if you meet all the criteria and requirements for this visa.

Requirements to check including: have a sponsor with the certain circumstances for your child, meet the age, balance of family test, financial, health and character requirement, have no debt, have AoS, etc.

Second Step: Visa Application

After you make sure that you have fulfilled the requirements, you can then gather all the required and additional documents to complete and support your application.

The sponsor would need to provide complete form 40. You can apply online and should be in Australia when the visa is submitted and when the DHA make the decision.

Third Step: Visa Outcome

This visa generally takes between 87 days – 4 months to be granted.

If successful, you can stay permanently in Australia as a Permanent Resident.

If got refused, the DHA will inform you in writing.


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We understand that there are many more requirements needed for applying this visa, even though it can now be lodged online, it may not be as easy as you imagine.

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