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Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114 and 838)

Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114 and 838)

If the older relative is financially dependent on the Australian citizen or permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen, as well as fulfils the age requirements, they are allowed to live in the country permanently under the terms and conditions of the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 114 and 838).

An offshore visa known as the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass1144) constrain that the applicant or applicants be outside of the country at both the time of application and the time the visa is granted.

The Subclass 838 visa, also known as the Aged Dependent Relative Visa, is an onshore visa that constrains the applicant(s) to be present in the country both during the application process and visa grant.


  • With this visa, you can remain in Australia for as long as you want.
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship after fulfilling the requirements.
  • You are allowed to travel back and forth Australia within five years on a regular basis after your visa is approved.

Key Eligibility Requirements

Visa Candidates

  • You should have support of an Australian-residing relative or their spouse.
  • You cannot be married or in a de facto relationship.
  • You have to fulfil the age and dependency conditions.
  • Someone has to ensure your support.
  • You have to fit the requirements for character and health as per Australian standards.


  • You have to be at least eighteen years old.
  • You have to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand who has made Australia their home.
  • You have to adapt the Australian culture.
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FAQs about Aged Dependent Relative Visa in Australia

The Aged Dependent Relative Visa, subclass 114 and 838, permits financially dependent older relatives in Australia to permanently reside with their relative.
To qualify for this visa, an Australian citizen, permanent resident, must sponsor you or New Zealand citizen, and be financially dependent on your relative.
The application process involves filling out forms, gathering documents, and submitting the application. Consult an immigration expert to ensure all requirements are met.
The processing time for this visa varies based on application completeness and complexity, so it is recommended to check the official Australian immigration website for the latest information.