This visa enables parents of Australian citizens or permanent residents to be sponsored for an extended temporary stay in Australia. This visa does not lead to permanent residency. The visa allows parents to remain in Australia for a longer period of time, up to five years at a time without departing.
Who can get 870 Visa?
Who can Sponsor for 870 Visa?
Sponsor Eligibility requirements:
The parent must be sponsored by a child (or spouse of the child) who is either:
*Another household member can also show income to assist in meeting this threshold (i.e. spouse of the sponsor or child of the sponsor), however, the sponsor themselves must be able to show at least 50%.
The sponsor must agree to look after all the costs of medical and/or aged care, provide financial support and accommodation, and advise Immigration of any change of circumstances.
A parent sponsorship will cease:
*Some sponsor obligations will continue after the sponsorship ceases, including the obligation to pay any outstanding health debts incurred by the visa holder in Australia, even after their visa has ceased.
How long is 870 Visa valid for?
The Temporary Sponsored Parent visa allows parents to stay for a maximum of 10 years cumulatively. There are two different validity periods available:
Both visas have an initial lodgement fee of $1,000, with the balance paid as a second Visa Application Charge prior to grant. Each parent must lodge their own visa application and pay their own fees.
How long to process 870 Visa?
The processing time is between 1-6 Months.