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Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838)

Subclass 838 visa is structured for those individuals who are single, aged, and dependent on their relatives, who are permanent residents/ citizens of Australia or New Zealand citizens (if eligible). Subclass 114 (offshore) aged dependent relative visa and subclass 838 (onshore) aged dependent relative visa, both are designed to facilitate permanent stay to older family unit members with their relatives in the country.

Why to apply for a Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 838) Visa

A subclass 838 visa is permanent access to the country. A permanent visa holder enjoys almost all the rights and benefits as a citizen in the country (with certain exceptions). With a visa (subclass 838) in Australia, you can:

  • Stay in Australia permanently.
  • Work in the country.
  • Study in the country.
  • Enrol in the public healthcare scheme of the Government.
  • Leave and come back to the country as many times as you wish, for five years.
  • Sponsor visa application of any member of your family unit to the country.
  • Apply for citizenship (if eligible).
  • Enrol for a free English language class (if eligible) organized by the Adult Migrant English Program.

The subclass 838 visa facilitates immediate access to a wide range of opportunities to its holder. Applying for immigration is a tricky task and demands adequate skills for its positive processing. Our 838 visa consultants/ immigration agents are more than happy to guide you through favourable application conditions and processing. For any information, kindly contact us.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for Subclass 838 Visa (Australia)

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 838 visa, the applicant must meet all the required eligibility conditions as set out by the department for the respective visa category. The following are the basic eligibility requirements which are essential to be able to apply for the subclass 838 visa application form-

  • The applicant must be sponsored by the eligible relative or relative’s partner.
  • The applicant must be of an age to become a genuine pension holder in the country.
  • The applicant must be dependent on their relatives in Australia for their basic requirements.
  • The applicant must be single.
  • The applicant must meet the health and character requirements as per the terms of the visa (subclass 838) conditions.
  • The applicant must also secure an assurance of support to assure the department that the applicant will not rely on government assistance after entering the country on this visa.
  • The applicant and their relatives must have paid back to make necessary arrangements to pay back all the money they owe to the Australian Government.
  • To ensure a favourable visa decision, the department must be convinced based on the evidence so that the visa grant is in the candidate’s best interest.
  • The holder of a subclass 838 visa must abide by the laws of the country.

Please book an appointment with our 838 visa migration agents or talk to our visa consultants to know more about the 838 eligibility conditions and processing. The shared information is exclusive but not exhaustive, and the applicants are advised to take the help of qualified migration agents to go through the complete eligibility requirements before applying.

For more information on visa conditions and processing, please contact our immigration consultants to assist you through the entire process.

How to Apply for an Aged Dependent Relative Permanent Visa (Subclass 838)

Before applying for the subclass 838 visa application form, the candidate must-

  • Ensure they hold a valid passport.
  • Gather all the necessary evidence. The documentary proofs must be collected and analyzed for the subclass 838 visa application requirements. The evidence should be complementary to the facts of the application form.
  • The applicants can also include their family members (dependent child/step-child) in the subclass 838 visa application form; documentary proofs pertaining to them must also be gathered for visa processing.

The duly filled and complete subclass 838 visa application form should be filed with the department and requisite fee. The current cost for subclass 838 starts from AUD 6415/- extra charges may apply to add family members to the application form.

Australian immigration laws require a trained approach for visa processing and affirmative assessments. Talk to our 838 visa consultant/agent for accurate filing of all the application forms. Our specialized agents and immigration consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a favourable visa decision. Please schedule an appointment with our migration agents/ visa consultants to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

The department informs the candidate that their application form assessment is under processing and communicates the visa application’s decision at the applicants’ registered mail. The rationale behind rejection is also shared with the applicant (in case of rejection).

Processing Time for Subclass 838 Visa

The processing time for subclass 838 visa is not fixed as they are assessed based on personal profile requirements. Processing to subclass 838 visa is subject to capping and queuing.

Usually, the processing time for family visas is higher as they are more in demand. Communicate with a professional visa migration agent/ immigration consultants at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and eligibility conditions. A permanent visa usually requires a thorough assessment of the application. The general reasons for different processing time of subclass 838 Visa are-

  • If the department upholds a comprehensive assessment policy, the processing time may be higher than usual.
  • When the additional information is required.

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Our visa consultants/ immigration agents communicate with you, dig deeper into your profile to understand your preferences, requirements and then identify the segment that can offer you the highest possibility of successful migration along with the best prospects based on your eligibility conditions and requirements. Our migration team can assist you in your migration journey. We are regularly updated with the latest changes in immigration laws and policies and are prepared to offer you timely and accurate advice to make the best possible immigration decision.

Our visa migration agent/ immigration consultant will be more than happy to assist you in your range of visa based questions. We would love to be a part of your journey of converting the Australian dream to reality! To book an appointment with our expert, visa consultants/ immigration agents, contact us. or dial us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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