Pathways to Permanent Residence for Retirees
AIS Immigration Solutions are experts in migration services and can help retirees obtain permanent residence in Australia. With over a decade of experience, the highly skilled team at AIS Immigration Solutions can guarantee a simple, stress-free process with their tailored-to-you guidance and visa application advice. Contact AIS Immigration Solutions today on +61 7 3216 0052 or enquire online to book a Skype interview with one of our experienced professionals.
Features and Overview:
A pathway to permanent residency for eligible retirees has been created by the Australian Government. This pathway provides options to long-term residents who have contributed to, and are well established in the community.
To be eligible to apply for a pathway to permanent residence you must have, on 8 May 2018:
- held a Retirement visa (subclass 410) or Investment Retirement (subclass 405) visa or
- your last substantive visa was a Retirement visa (subclass 410) or Investment Retirement (subclass 405) visa
You must also:
- not have held any substantive visa apart from Retirement visa (subclass 410) or Investment Retirement (subclass 405) between 8 May 2018 and the day you apply for the permanent residence pathway, and
- be in Australia when you apply for the permanent residence pathway
Eligible retirees may access the pathway by applying for a:
- Parent visa (subclass 103) or
- Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
Applicants will be subject to most of the existing requirements for a parent visa however, you will not need to meet the sponsorship, balance of family test or Assurance of Support requirements.
If your Retirement visa (subclass 410) or Investment Retirement visa(subclass 405) is about to expire and you lodge a pathway application, we will grant you a Bridging visa which will allow you to stay in Australia lawfully while we process your pathway application.
If you lodged a Parent visa (subclass 103) or Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) application before 8 May 2018 and wish to be assessed on the retirees’ pathway, you will need to withdraw your existing parent visa application and lodge a new pathway application.
Parent visa (subclass 103):
No places will be available for retirees under the Parent visa (subclass 103) until 2022.
Waiting times for Parent (subclass 103) visas are significantly longer than those for Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visas.
Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143):
We will give priority to retirees who apply under the Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143) category until places become available in the Parent visa subclass from 2022.
Is this visa right for me?
The pathway to permanent residence for retirees is suitable for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years. Please see related Parent visa (subclass 103) and contributory parent visa (subclass 143) pages for details regarding eligibility, application process and costs involved.
Speak to one of our helpful migration agents today on +61 7 3216 0052 or send us an enquiry for help in obtaining permanent residence as a retiree.