New Parent Visa requirements confirmed

- Posted in News by Visa Bureau

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman announced last month a new temporary sponsored visa that is designed to allow the parents of migrants to spend a longer time in Australia. The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870 visa provides parents and grandparents with a new pathway to reunite with their children and spend time together 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.

Once a sponsorship application has been approved, the parent will then be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Migrants who want to sponsor their parents on the new Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa will need a taxable income (single or combined) of AUD$ 83,454.80. The application fee for the 3 year visa is AUD$ 5,000 and the sponsorship fee is AUD$ 420.

This new visa is available from 17 April 2019.