The subclass 804 Aged Parent visa is a permanent visa which allows ‘aged parents’ of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia, to live permanently in Australia.
To be classified as an ‘aged parent’, the main applicant must be Australian pension age or older.
Given the processing time for subclass 804 Aged Parent visas is currently 30 years plus, the subclass 804 Aged Parent visa is only a practical option where potential applicants are able to apply for the visa from inside Australia and secure a bridging visa to remain in Australia while the subclass 804 Aged Parent visa application is processed. In this scenario, they must also take out private health insurance while they hold their bridging visa unless they will be covered by Medicare. UK passport holders are covered by Medicare in this scenario.
Other potential applicants need to consider applying for a subclass 864 Contributory Aged Parent visa.