Aged Dependent Relative Visa Subclass 838

Subclass 838/114 – Aged Dependent Relative Visa

This permanent visa lets a single older person stay in Australia if they rely on a relative living in Australia for financial support. The applicant must be aged according to the retirement age requirement under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth). The pension age will be gradually increased from 65 to 67 years as set out in the table below.

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
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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have no partner
  • You must be dependent on your Australian relative
  • You must be sponsored by an eligible relative
  • Assurance of support must be provided
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
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BENEFITS

  • Stay in Australia permanently
  • Live, work and study in Australia
  • Access Australian government benefits
  • You might be able to sponsor eligible family members to come to Australia
  • Apply for Australian Citizenship
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COST

The visa costs AUD4,350 for the main applicant.

There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa with you.

  • Additional applicant over 18 years old: AUD2,175
  • Additional applicant under 18 years old: AUD1,090

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