Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Aged Parent Visa 804

Do you get a Bridging Visa with an 804 Visa?

An applicant of an Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804 gets a BVA or Bridging Visa A when they lodge a visa application for visa 804 while they hold a substantive visa. A substantive visa is a visa such as a visitor visa subclass 600. 

Am I entitled to a bridging visa while I wait for my 804 Visa to be granted?

The short answer to this question is yes. If an applicant holds a substantive visa, they are eligible to get a BVA or a Bridging Visa A (Subclass 010). The BVA starts after the substantive visa ceases.

What is a bridging visa for 804?

Subclass 010, commonly known as BVA or Bridging Visa, is granted after the expiry of the main substantive visa if an application of Aged Parent Visa 804 is lodged.

Can I bring my parents on a bridging visa?

The short answer to this question is No. You cannot bring your parents to Australia on any Bridging Visa. But after you lodge an application for an 804 visa, your aged parent is granted a Bridging Visa A.

Is the 804 Visa eligible for Medicare?

The applicants of visa 804 who are granted this Aged Parent visa are entitled to Medicare benefits as Australian Permanent residents.

What is Aged Parent Visa 804 Bridging visa b?

An applicant of an Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804 gets a BVA when their substantive visa expires. The Bridging Visa A lets an applicant for an 804 visa stay until their application for an 804 visa is decided. 

But applicants who want to travel overseas such as to India must apply for a BVB or a Bridging Visa B. While they can travel on Bridging Visa A, they won’t be able to return to Australia on BVA. So, it is very important for all applicants of the 804 visa they apply for BVB (Bridging Visa B) before they travel overseas.

Aged Parent Visa 804 Queue calculator.

There is currently a long queue of 29 years for any 804 Visa application lodged today. You can check the latest Aged Parent processing queue by clicking on the Aged Parent Visa 804 Queue Calculator.

Aged parent Visa 804 Health Insurance?

An applicant of an Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804, who is granted an 804 visa is entitled to Medicare benefits. They do not need Private Health Insurance. If a holder of 804 can afford it, they may have Private Health Insurance since not everything is covered under Medicare.

It is very important to understand that if you held a Visitor Visa subclass 600 before applying for an 804 visa, you are required to still fulfill your visitor visa 600 conditions. It is a condition of a 600 Visa to hold Adequate Health Insurance Visa 600. OVHC (Overseas Visitors Health Cover) is considered Adequate Health insurance for a 600 Visitor Visa. For Overseas Visitor health insurance CONTACT US as we have partnered with all major Health insurance companies like BUPA and NIB to fulfill our Visa 600 client health insurance needs. This is also important for all Bridging Visa A holders who have applied for an 804 Visa.

What is the age requirement for an 804 Aged Parent Visa?

People of the following pension age can apply for an 804 Visa. The following details have been taken from the Australian Government Department of Social Services website.

Period within which a person was bornPension ageDate pension age changes
From 1 July 1952 to 31 December 195365 years and 6 months1 July 2017
From 1 January 1954 to 30 June 195566 years1 July 2019
From 1 July 1955 to 31 December 195666 years and 6 months1 July 2021
From 1 January 1957 onwards67 years1 July 2023

How long does an 804 visa take?

Any future 804 applications will take 29 years or more as per the Australian government. This is due to the low share allotted to Parent Visas in Australian Migration Planning Levels.

Can I apply for Aged Parent Visa 804 from India?

An application for an 804 visa can only be lodged while an applicant is in Australia. So, an 804 visa cannot be lodged from India.

Can I apply for Aged Parent Visa 804 from offshore?

Aged parent visa 804 is an onshore visa. So, you cannot apply for an 804 visa while you are offshore.

What is the waiting period for aged parent Visa 804?

As per the Department of Home Affairs website, any application lodged today will take 29 years to process.

How Much is the Aged Parent Visa 804 Bridging Visa B Cost?

The cost of aged Parent Visa 804 Bridging Visa B is AUD 165.

Do you have to apply for BVA (Bridging visa A) separately from your Aged Parent Visa 804 application?

The short answer to this question is No. An application for visa 804 is also an application for a Bridging Visa A (BVA) application.

How much is the cost of an Aged Parent Visa 804 Bridging Visa A (BVA)?

Since the application for an 804 Visa is also an application for a Bridging Visa A, there is no extra Bridging Visa A fee.

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