Retirement Visa

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Retirement Visa

“Retirement is when you stop living at work, and start working at living.”

Retirement Visas: Do I qualify?

The Australian Retirement Visa is available to people who wish to spend some of their retirement years living in Australia. Living abroad in retirement is a wonderful experience, and many come to Australia to enjoy Australia’s warm sunshine and climate, or to spend some quality time in Australia visiting family and friends. 

The Australian Retirement Visa is available to people who wish to spend some of their retirement years living in Australia. Living abroad in retirement is a wonderful experience, and many come to Australia to enjoy Australia’s warm sunshine and climate, or to spend some quality time in Australia visiting family and friends.

To be eligible for this visa you cannot be a first-time visa applicant, unless you are a partner of an existing Retirement Visa holder, or you have not held another substantive visa since the last time you entered Australia. If you do not meet these criteria, you may prefer to apply for the Investor Retirement Visa 405.

If you are a former Retirement Visa (410) holder or your partner has previously visited Australia on any other substantive visa, you are not eligible to reapply for a Retirement Visa.

However, since July 2009, Retirement Visa holders can apply for a visa valid for up to 10 years from the date of the grant. Provided you meet the above criteria, you can apply for an Australian Retirement Visa whether you are inside or outside of Australia at the time of application.

The Australian Retirement Visa is only available to self-funded retirees, so there are no restrictions on how many hours you are able to work whilst in Australia.

This visa does not lead to permanent residency in Australia or to Australian citizenship, and whilst in Australia on this visa, you are not eligible for Medicare benefits regardless of any Reciprocal Health Care Agreements there may be between the Australian government and the government of your country of passport. You are also expected to maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia too.

What is the Investor Retirement Visa?

As you enter retirement you may find that you would like to invest your retirement funds to perpetuate your lifestyle and standard of living. 

Should you decide to invest into an Australian business or property while you are in Australia, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship can offer you a temporary visa called the Investor Retirement Visa.

This is a particularly popular Australian Visa, as it allows you to remain in Australia to watch over and monitor your investment’s growth for a period of up to 4 years.

To be eligible for an Investor Retirement visa you must be 55 years or older, have no dependents other than your partner, meet the income requirements, and able to make a significant long term financial investment in Australia.

Whilst in Australia on this visa, you are allowed to work up to 40 hours per fortnight, and allow you and your partner to travel to and remain in Australia up to 4 years from the date the visa is granted.

Visa Solutions Australia can help you achieve the dream of an Australian  lifestyle.

Thanks Andrew – sounds like a win-win all round! I would like to add that this outcome could not have been achieved without your attention in this matter, firstly in your initial follow-up; and then in the detailed documents and response when requested yesterday. This is an example of the professionalism which enhances our working relationship with RMAs, and ultimately benefits our clients. Thanks again.

Kathy

Firstly, me and my family are very greatful for the work and effort you extended to me during the period of the processing our Residence Visa. From the initial contact I had , I had been assisted wisely on the options that I have to take up to the very challenging part of securing my Chinese Police Clearance where I described it as if I was press against the wall already. But still I received more options from Miguel, Zahira and the rest of the staff. You were always there when I needed most of your assistance. You all work an extra effort to assist and guide me through till the goal of our visa were achieved and that makes your service a very special one.

Carlo Camon

Thanks Zahirah! Excellent work and thanks for informing us immediately. Thanks for your effort all. Cheers!

Steve, Moved to Australia in 2015

Andrew was a joy to work with during my migration to Australia. During the start he was kind enough to give us an understanding of the application process and the options available to us. With Andrew’s help I got my visa on time and without any complications!

Arnie Verghese

Andrew has been an amazing agent and friend who helped me immensely, to fulfil my dream of migrating to Australia. Working with him made the entire experience smooth, which is why I also ended up working with Andrew for my partners fiancé visa.

Anjali Rajshekhar

Faster than I expected thank you. I'm looking at flights to be back in perth for sometime on Friday, will give you a definite once I've booked something. Thanks again.

David Hamilton

Thanks for your effort all. Cheers!

Mark

Thank you again for your excellent service and support. In my opinion you went above and beyond the norm.

Frank Zenke

Have arrived in Perth last week for my course. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both of you for helping me getting the visa.

Elaine Lau

I would like, on behalf of us all to thank you deeply Andrew for your help and effort...it was wonderful meeting you and witnessing a professional at work.

Mike CookVisa Solutions Australia

Thank you so much guys, Andrew, Zahirah and Miguel. You made us so happy.

Marites Wycoco

Thank you sooo much!!! Really appreciate it, you done so well!!

Michael Huendlings

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