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Retired UK citizens moving to Australia and being sponsored by their daughter?

Category: Visa for Australia

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Our only child (Daughter) lives in Australia, has permanent residency and has applied for citizenship.

My wife and I (Aged 61 and 64 respectively) are both retired UK citizens and would like to move to Australia to be with our daughter. We know that she is able to sponsor us for a visa as she is our only child but my concern is my health as I am Diabetic (type 2) and asthmatic. My question is would my existing conditions prevent me obtaining a permeant residency visa? I will add that we are high net worth individuals so can afford to pay for reasonable medical expenses.

I do understand that with Corona virus restrictions we could not apply for a visa at the moment.

Answer provided by Migration Agent

Hello D.

I am R., one of the consulting Registered Migration Agents here on Ask-An-Agent.

In brief your medical conditions should not preclude you from a Parent Visa. I say this of course without knowing the severity of your own condition. If either of the conditions were severe so as to warrant extensive hospitalisation for example, that could lead the Department to request further investigation. However it is always possible to request a waiver should it be warranted.

You could actually start the process now as it takes time to actually be processed. That time will depend on which visa you are considering. If you have anything further you require, please do not hesitate to request a clarification.

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