You could apply for the Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884) before this visa. Applying for the temporary visa and then this permanent visa costs more but the costs are spread across the two visas over a longer period of time.
You could also apply for an Aged Parent visa (subclass 804). The subclass 804 visa costs less than this visa but there can be long waiting times of up to 30 years.
- have a child who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
- be old enough to receive the Australian aged pension
At least half of your children must live in Australia or more of your children live in Australia than any other country.
LENGTH OF STAY
From AUD 19,750