Migrants who wish to bring their parents to Australia will be able to apply to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) 870 visa from 17 April 2019.
Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) 870 visa and applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019.
The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870 visa provides parents and grandparents with a new pathway to reunite and spend time together through having the opportunity to visit Australia for a continuous period of up to five years.
There is also the opportunity to apply for a second visa for another five years after a short period outside Australia, meaning parents and grandparents will be able to spend up to 10 years in Australia.
The sponsorship application fee is $420 and the visa application charge is $5,000 for a visa of up to three years’ duration or $10,000 for a visa of up to five years’ duration.
To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Only two parents per household can be sponsored for this visa at a time.
John Young – 16 April, 2019