The Aged Dependent Relative visa is for single older people who rely on an Australian relative to provide financial support.
Am I eligible for an Aged Dependent Relative visa?
- I am over the age of 66 years and 6 months of age AND I do not have a spouse or de-facto partner. Note: This minimum age limit will increase to 67 years of age on 1 July 2023.
- I am living inside or outside Australia
- I am wholly or substantially dependent on my Australian relative for financial support for my basic needs of food, shelter and clothing OR I have a disability which prevents me from working
- I have received this support from my Australian relative continually for at least 3 years
- I am being sponsored by my settled Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen relative
- I meet the health and character requirements.
What does this visa allow me to do?
- Reside in Australia indefinitely with my family who were included in the application
- Travel in and out of Australia for the five years from the date the visa is granted. Thereafter I would need to apply for a Resident Return Visa
- Work, operate a business, study in Australia – if I choose to
- Buy property with the same terms and conditions as Australian citizens
- Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
- Apply for Australian citizenship (once I am eligible) by completing the residence requirements in Australia
- Sponsor eligible relatives who are eligible to meet a family visa (for example, partner) or certain skilled regional visas (subclass 491).