Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838) offers

Live & work freely in Australia

You have the freedom to live and work anywhere in Australia without restrictions.

Indefinite residency

Your 5-year visa can be renewed an unlimited number of times.

Family support

Sponsorship is available for eligible family members.

Medicare benefits

Eligible for comprehensive health coverage through Medicare.

Homeownership assistance

Eligible for a $10,000 first home owners grant.

Higher education funding

Access financial aid through Higher Education Loans Program (HELP).

A clear path to citizenship

After 4 years of residency, you can become an Australian citizen.

Citizenship for children

Children of permanent residents are automatically citizens.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838), you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be inside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when you apply for this visa and when the Australian Department of Home Affairs decide on your application
  • You must be sponsored by your relative or your relative’s partner
  • You must be old enough to receive the age pension in Australia
  • You must have been dependent on your relatives in Australia for basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing for at least the last 3 years before you apply for the visa. You could be dependent on your relative due to disability that prevents you from working
  • You must have no partner
  • The visa you currently hold must not have a no further stay condition on it
  • You must be able to obtain an assurance of support
  • You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health and character requirements
  • If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or have an approved arrangement in place to pay it back
  • You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Application Process

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