Aged Dependent Relative Subclass 838



This permanent visa lets a single older person stay in Australia if they rely on a relative living in Australia for financial support.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia.
  • You must be sponsored for this visa by an eligible relative or relative’s partner.
  • Your sponsor must be a settled Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.
  • You must have been dependent on your relative in Australia for basic needs like food, shelter and clothing for at least 3 years before you apply for the visa.
  • You must have no partner.
  • You must be able to obtain an assurance of support
  • You must meet the health and character requirements.
  • You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.