Looks like they have lowered the annual income threshold for this visa. But i am troubled by the condition "have no dependents."
Do they mean having no dependents who will come live with you in Oz?
So if all my kids are of legal age and no longer legally dependent on me but they live outside Oz, does that meet the condition?
Even if I have kids who are somewhat dependent on me (e.g. alimony) but they are overseas and I do not declare them in my application, do they bother to check?
I am just trying to clarify the legal language of this visa and find a pathway, given that I am not under 45 and all skilled pathways are closed to me. It used to be that you could apply for a 189/190 up to 50 y.o., with zero points for age but it is now "under 45 years of age at time of invitation" only.
Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)
Features - This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years.
be 55 years or older
have no dependents (other than a partner)
have an income of AUD 65 000 per year (or AUD 50 000 if you wish to live in a regional area)
have a designated investment of AUD 750 000 in Australia (or AUD 500 000 if you wish to live in a regional area).
This is the only retirement visa. If you are not eligible for this visa, you might be eligible for a parent visa.
Length of stay - Four years
Cost - From AUD 330
Seriously considering emigration to Australia as have a daughter already living there. We will have a good income from private and public pensions but not enough cash for the full contributory visa. Will we be able to pay in installments? Can we still claim our British pension whilst living in Australia? What is the chance of getting over there with a non-contributory visa? Sorry for all the questions but just starting out on our journey.
By Andrew Reed
I have been in Australia for 3 years now, we are quite settled and I am looking at transferring my assets. The problem is that I have no idea how to transfer my pension, I have spoken to a couple of friends that transferred their pensions over into something called an Offshore QROPS but they seemed to have paid quite high charges (e.g. 3-5% of the total pension) are there any cheaper options out there and is this the best option?