Anyone moved their parents out to oz?(19 Posts)
We're thinking of a move to oz in the near future and the inky sticking point for me would be my mum. She'd have to come out with us. I'm happy for thus as she's on her own and I'm the only child. We would also look for her to reside with us, us covering her living costs etc.
how easy is this in oz? She will prob be in her 60's and not working.
I would get your self over to pomsinoz. Just google "getting parents into oz" and a lot of threads will pop up.
Your mum isn't working so I'm guessing you would at least have to have PR or citizenship to guarantee she won't be a burden to OzGov. (Sorry to put it that way). You will be asked, no doubt to provide proof of income.
Yes, it is my understanding (from when we applied) that you will need to prove she can support herself, or you can support her. We had to prove we could do it for 2yrs, but not sure how it would work with an older person & not working.
My understanding is that your mum would need a dependants visa which I think is about $ 50000. As you are an only child she would be allowed in under this visa, if she meets all the other criteria.
Her pension is not index linked so she will not get the full Uk allowance and you have to work/ be resident for 10 years prior to retirement to be able to claim in Oz.
The dept of immigration change their rules every July so best to check on their website.
I have met a few older parents who have come out with their family but have found it very hard to make friends and get lonely when the house is out at school/work.depends on the individual I suppose.
I think in addition to the visa fee. Which looking online varied between $500 to $3500 initial fee, dependant visas mean you have to have in accessible funds up to $250,000 to support your parents living costs. The straight non dependant parent visa has a current 13 year backlog. Yes .. Years, my mum who is 65 is looking at applying now as by the time she is 75 ish she may feel ready to retire by the sea! It's the cheapest visa at $500 to apply. Should she choose to move sooner she will sell everything she has and use it as her " dependant" funds. The other catch his that to have a parent visa in most cases the child needs to be a citizen not just a resident,
There is a temporary family visa for 2 years. Which is kinder! Fee about 2500$. Then allows you to assure sponsorship.
The contributory parent visa allows you to pay $14000 as assure bond for 10 years your parent cannot access social security. Will be eligible for reciprocal healthcare tho! If uk citizen.
Lots of options. None if then as easy as you may hope!
My Mum has moved this year. The parents visa can take 10 (or longer) years to get from out side Oz and costs about $45,000 to fast track it down to 2 years.
There are other options, including bridging visas.
Thanks all. It's so confusing! She will prob be living with us in the uk when we decide to apply. Will it be possible for her to move out with us? Not sure where she would live if we had to go first and her follow. I read somewhere that you have to live out there for 2 years before parents are allowed to apply?
Depends on your visa. Do you have permanent residency?
Not yet. We haven't even applied but plan to, when out there
Cradle cap that's interesting about a fast track. Allotted to back of mind!
No you can't add a parent onto a family visa. Family visa is just applicants and children. Parents are not dependents :0(
chloeb going back to the two year temp. visa, how do you secure sponsorship?
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Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)
This visa lets older parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
You can apply separately for a permanent Contributory Parent visa (subclass 864) to stay in Australia permanently.
You might be able to get this visa if you:
are in Australia
meet age requirements
meet the balance-of-family test
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About this visa
The Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884) lets older parents live in Australia for up to two years if they are the parents of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is settled in Australia.
This visa is temporary and cannot be extended or renewed. After the visa is approved, you have two years to apply for a Permanent Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864). In this way, you can spread the costs of the Contributory Aged Parent migration over a number of years.
Most applicants must be sponsored by their child. Your sponsor needs to have lived lawfully in Australia for the two years before the application is lodged.
You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa. You can apply only if your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia. You must be in Australia when the visa is granted.
More information is available from the Parent Migration booklet.
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This information tells you what you need to do to apply for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884).
You must be in Australia when you apply. You can apply only if your temporary visa allows you to apply for another visa while you are in Australia. You must be in Australia when the visa is decided.
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You can use Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) for free to check your visa details and entitlements.
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This information is for someone who wants to sponsor a parent for a Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884). You can sponsor more than one parent for this visa.
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As a sponsor you must give a written undertaking to provide support for your parent(s) for their first two years in Australia. This also applies to any accompanying dependent family members.
During this period, you must provide:
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That's off the dept immi. Calculated cost if you applied in say may. It's an on shore application.
I forgot to check your residency requirements.
You need to be at minimum a permanent resident.
So if we lived there for two years and then got pr?. We could then apply for temp. Visa for my mum to come over for two years and then apply for a parent cont. visa? It says she will need to be in oz when the visa is given. Does that mean it's usually granted within two years of her temp. Visa? Otherwise would she get a bridging visa?
Could you link to this info too please. Thanks so much for your help. I'm just trying to get my head round it all!
Argh I googled .. Parent visa Australia.
It's on www.immi.gov.au
But my phone won't let me see the whole link!
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