The Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838) is for the elderly, who can stay in Australia permanently if they have an eligible relative in Australia who provides them with financial support.
How do I get Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 838)?
- You need to be sponsored by a relative – or their partner – who lives in Australia.
- You should not have a spouse or a de facto partner.
- You must be financially dependent on your relative in Australia.
- You should be sufficiently aged to receive the aged pension in Australia.
- You need to obtain an assurance of support from your sponsor.
- You need to meet the Australian government’s health and character requirements.
- You must not have any outstanding debts to the Australian government, or arrange to repay any debts you might have.
Are there any other conditions?
Your sponsor must be at least 18 years old, and be settled in Australia as an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
You also need to sign an Australian Values Statement to confirm that you will abide by and respect the Australian laws and the way of life.
How do I apply for Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 838)?
You need to complete Form 47OF and lodge all the forms together at the relevant address by post or courier.
For further information or help with the application process, you can contact eduaid.
What are the features and benefits of Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 838)?
- Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 838) allows you to live in Australia indefinitely as a permanent resident.
- If eligible, you can apply for an Australian citizenship with this visa.
- You can enter and exit Australia freely for up to five years with this visa.
- You have the chance to include your child/step-child in your visa application.