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Old 8th January 2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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You should not not rely on any of the advice provided by DIBP over the phone, as it is often incorrect and/or contradictory.

In regards to aged parent visas,only the main applicant needs to be "aged".

In order to meet the Balance of Family test, your sister would have to become an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen (unless she is an eligible NZ Citizen, which is unlikely, as she has been here only 3 years).

See details below :

The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor needs to have been living lawfully in Australia for at least two years before you apply for this visa.

The balance-of-family test:

at least half of your children live permanently in Australia or more of your children live permanently in Australia than in any other country.

To be counted as usually living in Australia, your children must be one of the following:

Australian citizens
Australian permanent residents who usually live in Australia
eligible New Zealand citizens who usually live in Australia.
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