This permanent visa is designed for relatives of ‘settled’ Australians who are ‘aged’ and financially dependent.
These visas are subjected to a very severe cap and you will have to wait many years to receive and outcome.
The Aged Dependant Relative must be:
- Single (eg never married, divorced, widowed)
- Dependant on the Australian sponsor for a reasonable period (in practice, at least 3 years)
- Old enough to be eligible for an aged pension (at time of writing 65. This will increase incrementally to 67 by 1 July 2023).
You must be offshore when applying for the 114 visa and onshore when applying for the 838 visa.