Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838): Establishing a Nurtured Life in Australia

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) offers a lifeline for single older individuals who depend on a relative in Australia for financial support. As a permanent visa, it allows the holder to reside in Australia indefinitely, with the potential to sponsor eligible family members and, in due course, apply for Australian citizenship.

Eligibility Criteria: Building a Foundation for Stability

Applicants must meet a set of requirements to qualify for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838):

  • Must be inside Australia (not in immigration clearance) during the application process and decision.
  • Must secure sponsorship from an eligible relative or their partner who resides in Australia.
  • Must be of an age to qualify for the Australian age pension.
  • Must have been dependent on the Australian relative for basic needs (food, shelter, clothing) for at least three years prior to applying.
  • Must be single.
  • Must not hold a visa with a ‘no further stay’ condition.
  • Must obtain an assurance of support, indicating that you will not rely on government assistance.
  • Must meet health and character assessments.
  • Must not owe any debts to the Australian government, nor have had a visa cancelled or application refused previously.
  • The visa grant must be in the best interest of any applicant under 18 years old.

Sponsorship: A Pillar of Support

Sponsorship by an eligible relative or their partner in Australia is a cornerstone for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa. The sponsor commits to providing support, ensuring the applicant’s well-being and financial security in Australia.

Navigating the Application Process

Applying for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa is a significant step. Migration Expert’s Registered Migration Consultants are committed to assisting you at every juncture. From verifying eligibility to ensuring that all requirements are meticulously addressed, we offer the expertise, guidance, and support necessary for a seamless transition to a stable future in Australia.

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