Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa

The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870) lets the parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens stay in Australia for up to three or five years.

MORE ABOUT THE SPONSORED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa holders can:

  • Visit Australia for up to three or five years to reunite with their children
  • Apply for further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visas to visit Australia for up to a maximum of 10 years
  • Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa holders cannot work in Australia. 

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for the Contributory Parent Visa, candidates must:

  • Be the biological, legal parent (including adoptive), step-parent or parent-in-law of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Have an approved Parent Sponsor
  • Meet Australia’s health and character requirements

Furthermore, candidates must lodge their visa application within six months of the sponsorship approval or 60 days if permitted to apply in Australia.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Subclass 870 Visa holders can’t work in Australia. However, other parent visas allow the visa holder to work in Australia. These include the following visas: 

  • Parent Visa (Subclass 103)
  • Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 804) 
  • Contributory Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 173)
  • Contributory Parent Visa (Subclass 143)
  • Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 884)
  • Contributory Aged Parent Visa (Subclass 864)

Subclass 870 Visa applicants cannot include family members in their visa application.

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