Family Visa


Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 884

This temporary visa allows the aged parent of a settled Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay temporarily in Australia.

Suitable Sponsor

To sponsor an applicant for this visa, you must be:


  • an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen

  • settled in Australia

  • 18 years of age or older


Usually, you would sponsor your parents for this visa. You can sponsor more than one parent. 


Alternative sponsorship arrangements

You can sponsor a visa applicant on behalf of a child under 18 if you are:


  • an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, and

  • settled in Australia, and

  • 18 years of age or older


You must be:


  • the child’s cohabiting spouse, or 

  • the child's relative or guardian, or 

  • a relative or guardian of the child's cohabiting spouse


Or your community organization can sponsor an applicant where:


  • there is a relationship between the organization and the applicant's child

  • a senior representative of the organization agrees to sponsor the applicant

  • the organization is lawfully established in Australia

  • the organization has been actively operating in Australia for at least one year

  • the organization can meet its financial commitments

Visa type


Cost of application

From AUD 33,485, can be paid in 2 installments.

Duration of visa

2 Years


Applicants must meet the following requirements-

  • For applicants: Be sponsored by an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia and is more than 18 years old

  • For applicants: be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia

  • Meet the balance-of-family test (at least half of your children and step-children are eligible children OR there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country)

  • The visa you currently hold must not have a no further stay condition on it

  • Meet the  health requirement

  • Meet the character requirement

  • Pay debts to the Australian Government

  • Sign the Australian Values Statement

  • Not have had a visa canceled or a previous application refused

  • Be in the best interests of any applicants under 18

  • For sponsors: be a suitable sponsor (see ‘suitable sponsor’ below)


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