This visa allows an elderly single person to remain in Australia if they are totally reliant on a relative living in Australia to provide for their continuous and ongoing financial support. The sponsor must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen.


This visa is lodged onshore and the applicant is granted a bridging visa allowing them to live, work and study in Australia.  The applicant is required to remain dependent on the sponsor during the processing of the visa and must show that they are wholly financially dependent on the sponsor prior to the visa being lodged and during the processing.  The applicant must also be a relative of the sponsor. The applicant must be single and must not be in a de facto relationship or be married. The applicant is required to meet health and character requirements prior to grant of the visa.

The sponsor is required to lodge a sponsorship and show that they are of good character and can support the applicant if required.  There are limitations on sponsorship and the sponsor must be aware of these prior to lodging the sponsorship application.


Once the Visa is approved the applicant is classed as a permanent resident and will have full work, study and living rights in Australia. The applicant must maintain residence status and good character to be able to qualify for Citizenship.