The five-year subclass 870 Sponsored Parent Visa
This visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 5 years.
Five-year Parent – Visa 870
On 1 March 2019, Minister announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a five-year Parent – Visa 870, will be open from 17 April 2019.
The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia. The visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.
Eligible for the visa
However, to be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Allows parents to stay in Australia for up to five years
The visa allows parents to stay in Australia temporarily for up to five years at a time. A parent must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to apply for a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. A parent will be able to hold visas up to a total stay in Australia of 10 years.
Parents who have held Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for the cumulative maximum 10 year period must either depart Australia or apply for another visa. They will not be eligible for a grant of a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.
- have an approved Parent Sponsor before you can lodge an application for this visa
- apply online for this visa via ImmiAccount
- lodge your visa application within 6 months of the sponsorship approval, or 60 days if you are given
The sponsorship application charge is $420
The visa application charge is:
$5,000 for a visa of up to three years
$10,000 for a visa of up to five years