AGED PARENT VISA – SNEAKY TRICK FOR YOUR PARENT’S TO STAY IN AUSTRALIA IMMEDIATELY!
Ok, so your parents are getting older and you want them to live closer to you. Who wouldn’t? If you want to sponsor your aged parents (ie; 66 years or over) to Australia but have not done that yet because the waiting time is absolutely ridiculous we may have just have the right solution for you.
Currently, the Aged parent visa has a long waiting time of roughly 3- 10 years or the Contributory Aged Parent visa fees per parent has a high fee (more than $45,000).
If you need your aged parents to live with you, but cannot wait up to ten years or pay the high fees, what can you do?
Now here are some options
Aged Parent visa has two categories:
- Aged Parent visa (subclass 804): The fee for this visa is reasonable ($6,415 – additional fee for the secondary applicant) however the problem with this visa is that the processing time is anywhere between 7 to 30 years.
- Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864): The processing time for this visa reasonable (around 1 -2 years) however the problem with this visa is that per applicant (ie; one parent) will need to pay $47,500 for visa application.
Now generally whenever someone wants their parents to migrate to Australia, they either get frustrated with the waiting time or the significantly high cost with Contributory Aged Parents visa.
We have worked out a solution for you.
Application for Aged Parents visa (Subclass 804) is submitted while the applicant is onshore. If your parent’s meet the Aged Parents visa requirement then you can apply for their visa onshore. Once applied onshore, they will be granted a Bridging Visa A (BVA). This Bridging Visa will be valid until the immigration department decides the outcome of your parents Aged Parents visa (Subclass 804) for you. This can be anywhere between 7 to 30 years.
Here’s an example:
Raj lives in Australia and is a Citizen. He wants to bring his parents to Australia from India. His parents do meet the Aged Parents Visa (Subclass 804) criteria however Raj is frustrated with the associated waiting time (7 to 30 years).
Raj then applies for their parents to come to Australia on a visitor visa for 3 months. When his parents arrive in Australia, Raj submits an Aged Parents Visa (Subclass 804) onshore. Within a few days, his parents receive a Bridging Visa A (BVA). Now his parents can stay in Australia immediately until the Immigration Department decides regarding their Aged Parent Visa. This can take anywhere between 7 to 30 years. They can also travel back to India during the waiting time.
Therefore, for the time being, his parents get to stay with him in Australia.
Disclaimer: This is all legal and within the boundaries of Australian Immigration Law.
Please note that although this seems simple and easy, you may still encounter many challenges and difficulties. We suggest speaking to our Immigration Lawyers first before preparing for this method on your own.
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