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  1. WE applied for 804 a coupe of years ago. the application was granted and we also got a BVA at the sme time as we were on a tourist visa the BVA was not valis intill the end date of the Tourist visa ran out We returned to the UK to finalise our arrangements to leave UK permanently but could not return as the visitors visa had now expired Over 2 years have now passed we are in the UK.........We have reapplied for a visitor visa which we now have so legal to enter Australia with no restrictions on it ..... Can we now re apply for a BVA to keep us legally in Australia permenantly will everything have just remained the same the 804 the right to have a BVA etc. advice really needed Please it would now be our intention to stay perminantly and wait out the 30 odd years.
  2. There are several requirements that must be satisfied before reasonably considering lodging an application for an Australian parent visa. To help those who might be considering applying for a parent visa they are summarised here. The balance of family test must be satisfied. This requires that at least half of your children live permanently in Australia, or that more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country. Those who do not satisfy the balance of family test may be interested in the proposed new temporary Parent visa Applicants must have a sponsoring child who is “settled” in Australia. The subject of settled sponsors is discussed more fully here If applying for a subclass 804 Aged Parent or subclass 864/884 Contributory Aged Parent visa: The main visa applicant must be “aged”, this being the age when you are eligible for an Age Pension in Australia All applicants must be in Australia when the visa application is submitted to the Department of Immigration, and when it is granted If applying for a visa while in Australia a condition 8503 (No Further Stay) must not attach to the visa used to enter Australia. If applying for an offshore visa (subclasses 103, 143 – with a one step visa strategy – and 173 are offshore visas) applicants must be outside Australia when the visa is granted. Sufficient funds to pay the 2nd Visa Application Charges – currently AUD 43,600 per applicant – must also be readily available when a Contributory Parent visa application is approaching finalisation. For some, this will require careful management of the visa application process to ensure liquid funds are to hand at the appropriate time, as the Department of Immigration requires remittance of the 2nd VAC within 28 days of the issuing of the request for payment. Kindly reproduced with the permission from @Alan Collett at Go Matilda
  3. Hi All, Never a time we donot miss our parents being with us. Seeking assistance regarding the Aged Parent Visa subclass 804. Queries: 1. Would like to confirm if the main applicant is 71 and the spouse is 62 they are still eligible for the aged parent? 2. Balance of family test - how do we actually prove this? i dont have a sibling, however even if i had one, nd wasn't staying with parents and we donot put their name on the form 47pa, how would that matter? 3. AOS - i believe the current threshold income for sponsoring 2 parents is around $48k. i have sponsored my wife last year? will this matter? Have an annual income over 70k for the last two years however a tax debt on a payment plan. will this be an issue? 4. Health Assessment - 71 with 2 heart surgeries and 62 with knee problem. How likely do they reject considering this? I Agree Aged parent queue is a long wait. Personally, i do see this as a benefit as after 20 years even if the visa is denied, i myself would be 60 and would like to go back and retire in my home town. Appreciate all advise.
  4. evionthego

    Parent Visa 804 or 864?

    Hi I am in the process of moving my mother out to Australia from the UK. I am a perm resident and my sister is a citizen and we are her only children. My mother meets all of the criteria required for the 804 (non contributory parent visa) or 864 (contributory parent) visas. The question we have is which do we go for and we would appreciate any advice. As far as we can see, the only advantage the 864 has over the 804 is the visa process time and the fact that she will be a perm resident within @2 years (as opposed to 30 yrs+ with the 804). The visa cost is @$60,000 for the 864 and only $11,000 for the 804. The only risk we can see is if the Government change any legislation or the visa requirements which mean that she would have to leave Australia. Now everything we find online pretty much indicates that even if they did this, it would only affect new applications and not current applications, so she would basically be safe to stay indefinitely in Australia regardless. With visa processing waiting times of 30 yrs minimum for the 804, the reality is that she is unlikely to ever become a PR of Australia if we choose this visa due to her age (currently 68yrs old). Which brings us back to the cost of the visa - is the 864 worth $60,000? Any advice or experience would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Hi, does anyone know if a parent going from a tourist to a bridging 804 visa would have working rights?
  6. 5Whys

    Onshore Visas

    Hi - I am new to the site but I have been going through the posts in general and one thing I’ve noticed is that there is some people who get a little annoyed if someone is applying for a visa onshore. Is there a reason why? This annoyance seems to be aimed more towards the parent visas. It just seems strange that people get annoyed when there is the option to apply onshore. Thoughts. Cheers - 5
  7. Hi all, I need some advice on what to do. My sibling and I are PR's here (2 out of 3 siblings). My parents who are 76 and 67yrs old, would like to visit for longer periods to spend more time with their grandchildren. So far they've been traveling on a tourist visa and have only ever stayed for 2-3 weeks as they still work. As they are getting older, travel might be more difficult and I envisage a time when they might want to live here permanently, closer to us but this is still probably a couple of years away. I was looking at getting them the 600 subclass visitor visa which apparently can be approved for either 3-5 years with a maximum stay period of 12 months in any 18 month period. I thought of applying for this visa to enable them to visit for up to 12 months, until they decide to move permanently. I thought then, perhaps I would apply for the Aged Parent Visa(804) and they could live here continuously on a bridging visa and my sibling and I would be their sponsors and purchase health insurance to cover their medical needs. However, there appears to be the "8503" clause on the 600 visitor visa which prevents "applying" for further stay under any circumstance. Does this mean they can't apply for the 804 Aged Parent Visa, then once they get a 600 visitor visa? It's all very confusing and I do not want to start them on a process that might end up with them not having the option to apply to stay permanently. To get a bridging visa, they need to be in Australia at the time of lodgement, I gather. And so, would they be able to apply for the 804 visa while in Australia on the 600 visa? I would really, really appreciate some advice on this issue and what my best options are...Thanks in advance everyone!
  8. anuradha

    Queue Date grant- unfair

    My parents applied for 804 Aged Parent visa in Oct 2009. Unfortunately, Dad was diagnosed with Cancer within 6 months of applying for visa. In 2012, Department contacted us for health & character assessments for garnt of queue date. Case Officer made a data entry error in the email address whic caused the delay for initial assessment. My Dad could not pass the health checks. Mum passed health & character assessments for grant of queue date. The application was refused by the Department in 2012 due to Dad no meeting the health criteria. We filed an appeal with the Tribunal (AAT). The AAT hearing was postponed due to Dad's ill health. Dad passed away this year in Feb after a long battle with Cancer. AAT remit the application to the dept. Our requests for showing compassion to grant a visa was totally ignored by AAT & Dept. Now Dept has put my mum in the queue but we got a queue date of feb 2017. Can someone please advise when my mum met the requirements for the grant of queue date in 2012 (should have been 2011 but due to dept error email for health checks was not received) then why she is pushed in the back of the queue?
  9. Could anyone possibly answer a couple of questions for me. We are looking at applying for a Aged parent (804) visa for my parents soon and was wondering when the Assurance of Support bond is required? Is it paid right in the beginning when the application is submitted? Are there any other costs involved when submitting the initial application other then the fee for the visa.. and the 1st instalment of $2960 - is that per parent or a total amount? Also do the medicals and character checks have to be done when submitting the application or at what stage? Anyone who can assist I really appreciate it… Thanks
  10. Hello All Haven't been around here for some time as we have been in Sunny Brisbane for 2 years and thought all the drama was over but oh no ! I have an issue with my parents 804 visa ( well a few issues really) and would really appreciate some help. Well we all arrived here in August 2010 and despite an ongoing rollercoaster ride we are all settled and life is good. Mum and dad (in their 80s) came with us and we followed advice to the letter. Onshore 804 visa was lodged in Sept 2010 and life was peachy till mum threw a homesick tantrum in Sept 2011 and insisted she and dad take a trip home so she could "feel English soil under her feet - I swear she should have been on the stage ! All good we applied for a bridging visa for 3 months and off they went. However when it was time for her to come back she started pulling the illness card and said she couldn't travel all that way. So the 3 months passed and they were still there. That I thought was the end of the story, bridging visa would lapse. Turns out mum was right about being ill this time as a scan in June revealed she has lung cancer ... oops !! Trouble is at her age they can't do a biopsy so can't say for sure what type or how bad. She has had a course of Radio and is now as right as rain. Whatever it is has shrunk but no-one knows when or if it will be back. She is not on any treatment now .. the doctors are just "waiting and watching" So I assume the visa has lapsed until 18th of December this year when I received the request for Medicals and Police Checks so they can be added to the queue. As you can imagine this has raised a few questions that I am hoping someone can help me out with. Firstly and perhaps most importantly, should the visa even still be processed as they are not here? I did call immigration when she first delayed the return and they were quite helpful advising that if she came back with medical evidence for the delay the visa may be re-instated but as yet that hasn't happened. Secondly (assuming they are still planning to process further) I am guessing mum would automatically fail the medical? Is it the case that if mum fails that dad would be rejected too? I suppose my main concern is dad who is desperate to come back, this will be even more important if mum is not around. I almost hate to suggest that the answer is to continue with dads application alone but I have to be realistic. However I am also wary that mum is doing OK and there is a possibility she may have a few years yet and she has mentioned coming back. I don't really know what to do and would appreciate some clarity which I know you are great at. Thanks as always for reading my ramblings. Happy New Year from Sunny Brisbane Jen x
  11. Guest

    804 Visa

    Can anyone tell me how many Aged Parents visas are being issued this year? This is for Aged parents who are living here on Temporary Visa 410. It is 7 years since we applied and are still waiting despite initially being told that it would take about 4 years.
  12. Could anyone possibly answer a couple of questions for me. We are looking at applying for a Aged parent (804) visa for my parents soon and was wondering when the Assurance of Support bond is required? Is it paid right in the beginning when the application is submitted? Are there any other costs involved when submitting the initial application other then the fee for the visa.. and the 1st instalment of $2960 - is that per parent or a total amount? Also do the medicals and character checks have to be done when submitting the application or at what stage? Anyone who can assist I really appreciate it… Thanks
  13. gregblack

    visa 804?

    Visa 804 Hello my son is a Au permanent resident and has been there for 5 years my daughter is emigrating on the 10th of January 2012 on a 176 visa. we have a third child aged 39 who is wanting to stay in the uk and has no plans to emigrate. We have young grandchildren and really want to be with our children & grandchildren. We can not afford to apply for a contributory visa as that would take the sale of our house and leave nothing except my pensions to live on. I was hoping the sale of our house would fund the purchase of a house near my son and can not afford it to be eaten by visa fees. I am 65 on January the 11th the day after my daughter leaves and my wife is 58. Is the visa 804 on shore an option for us and how do I get a visa that allows futher stays so that we can apply while in australia. If it is an option would we have to stay in Australia without returning to the UK, would we both have to be in Au to apply thanks Greg
  14. Hi there I'm a newby to the forums here and I also want to say thanks for everyone who adds their tuppenceworth - I've found it very helpful, but can't find an answer to this question anywhere. My background is that I and my sibling are Oz citizens having migrated from the UK, and we sponsored our parents for an onshore aged parent 804 visa. They applied for the visa 2.5 years ago and were given a bridging visa type A within 4 weeks, but they still don't have a queue date. I've called and emailed immmigration several times over the last year and they often say that the queue date/case officer allocation is "imminent", or "they won't have to wait long" but nothing every happens. The last couple of times that I've emailed them they either misinterpret my request (I don't know how - they don't seem to take the time to read the whole email) and answer a question I haven't asked, or simply don't respond. Can anyone provide me with feedback as to how long it takes to get a queue date? Immigration's voicemail still says 15 months, which is patently wrong based upon my/my parent's experience. Thanks heaps!
  15. Guest

    aged parent visa 804

    hi all am new to all this, we are currently in a dilema about this visa or the cpv i realise that the cpv is the quickest visa but unfortunately it is very expensive, has anyone had any experince applying for this visa or already in australia on this visa? also can you tell me if we would be entitled to medicare while we were living there on the tourist visa? many thanks
  16. Hi there, We are in need of advise on bridging visa B. My parents came to Sydney in November to visit on a 3 months visa, we applied for the Aged parent visa 804 onshore while they were here, they are still here , return tickets to UK in 2 weeks. A lot has happened faster than expected and we are quiet niave to visas etc. Their application was quickly accepted and they are now on a bridging visa - we are assuming A but exact one is not stated in the letter of application acceptance. The letter states " if you need to travel overseas you may need to apply for a different bridging visa please contact the dept for advice" Assuming this is bridging visa B, not exactly stated Ideally they would like to use there return flight to go home but then want to come back in May, as I'm pregnant and grandchild due, then go back again to UK after about a month, sort out house, money etc and come back in Dec to stay permanently We think this is now not possible due to visa restrictions. But would like to know, how long is a bridging visa B granted for ? Can you have more than one a year ? how fast is a bridging visa B granted ? Is the above situation possible ? Thanks in advance for reading and replying
  17. Hello everyone, this is my first time on this forum and I was hoping someone might have some information that would help us. I migrated 27 years ago to Adelaide, followed by 3 of my 5 siblings and their families. My parents applied for an aged parent visa 804 class in 2000 (while onshore). They have been on a bridging visa ever since while in the queue. Their number came up a couple of months ago, so 9 years later they had to undergo medicals again. Unfortunately Dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and as a result has failed the medical. We are all freaking out as you can imagine as they are terrified of being deported after all these years. Does anyone know what happens in these cases? Can they be sent back to UK with no home to go to? I would welcome any information or if any one has experienced this. :sad: Anniep
  18. My parents are visiting on a holiday visa and would now like to move over and have no remaining family left in the UK. Q if they get an 804 bridging visa onshore - will they have to a medical in the near future? I'm worried my mother might fail it. Also does anyone know if they would they have to pay full price for prescription medicine? Thanks RR
  19. Hi, just weighing up all our options to join our recently emigrated son, we pass the family balance test and he will have been in Oz 2 years April 2010. we are at present 57 (male) and 53 (female) so know how long we have to wait to apply for one of the above visas, any idea of the wait once you apply? know about the CPV visas, but baulk at the cost at the moment! many thanks
  20. Hi Folks, just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the Aged parent subclass 804 visa. I'm in sydney with my wife and 2 kids and now my parents realise I have no intention of ever returning to live in the UK they want to come out here to be with us. My dad's 65 and my mum is 63, both UK citizens retired with no intention of working again. I'm an only child so no worries on the balance of family issue. However neither my parents or I could afford the contributory parent visa option (well not for a few years anyway). Looks like the only other option is the parent visa. I've read there's around a 10 year waiting period for the offshore application so I don't really see any point in going down that road. However i see there is an onshore application which brings me to the crux of query.....how does the onshore process work? (gollywobbler you seem like the resident expert on this issue!) My understanding is that my parents come on a visitor 676 tourist visa and make an aged parent 804 application while on holiday. Thus they automatically receive a bridging visa giving them indefinite leave to stay until there application is processed? I'm sure my thinking must be wrong because if processing takes 10 years surely they can't stay in Oz for 10 years on a bridging visa? If my thinking is wrong the only other thing i can think of is getting them to come over on a 12 month 676 visitors visa then leave Oz at the end of every 12 months for a holiday and renew the 12 month visa again. However i imagine that process would trigger a pattern that immigration may want to look into i.e not technically genuine visitors but rather exploiting it in order to live here. Does anyone have any ideas? thanks in advance Alan
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