Aged Parents of settled Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand citizens, can use this visa to apply for permanent residence in Australia provided they meet the criteria for age and balance of family.


This visa is lodged onshore and the applicant is entitled to a bridging visa which will allow them to remain onshore pending the outcome of the application.  The bridging visa will also allow work and study, however the applicant will have no access to Medicare Benefits through the bridging visa and will be required to have personal medical cover in place. The applicant is required to meet the age requirements and the balance of family test to be eligible to apply for this visa.  The applicant will also be required to meet the Health and Character requirements prior to being placed in the queue for further assessment at a later stage.

The sponsor is required to lodge a sponsorship and show that they are of good character and can support the applicant if required. The sponsor is required to lodge an Assurance of Support to prove they are able to 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 will be an Australian Permanent Resident and will be entitled to remain in Australia indefinitely. The applicant will be entitled to Medicare Benefits. This visa also allows the applicant to apply for citizenship when they have met the Citizenship requirements.