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Sponsored Parent Visa (subclass 870)

For those PRs who desire their parents to remain with them and for parents who have only been seeing their children for a few days, the Australian government and its department of home affairs have some good news to share for this fiscal year. You can now stay with your family for a longer period of time than with a visitor visa thanks to new laws that were published on March 1, 2019.

The sponsorship period begins on April 17, 2019, and the sponsored parent may apply for a visa on July 1st, 2019, if their application is granted.

parent visa 870 subclass

(Subclass 870) Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for this visa, you must:

  • Be the biological, legal (including adoptive) parent, step-parent, or parent-in-law of the Parent Sponsor.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • There are no balance of family test or Assurance of Support requirements for this visa.


You must have an approved Parent Sponsor to apply for this visa. Ensure compliance with any previous visa obligations.

Health and Character Requirements:

Meet the health and character requirements stipulated by the Australian government.

Financial Capability:

Demonstrate that you have or can access sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Australia.

Temporary Stay Intentions:

Intend to stay temporarily in Australia and engage only in activities permitted by the visa. If you’ve applied for a permanent parent visa, you may visit Australia during the processing period but cannot stay permanently.

Visa Privileges:

  • Reunite with children.
  • Visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa.
  • Reapply for further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas, accumulating a maximum of 10 years in Australia.
  • Employment is not permitted while holding this visa.

Duration of Stay:

This is a temporary visa with an initial validity of up to 3 or 5 years. The specific duration is determined on a case-by-case basis, considering factors such as your desired stay period and the sponsorship cessation date.

Cumulative Maximum Stay:

You can stay for a cumulative maximum of 10 years. However, you cannot extend this visa for a longer stay. To remain in Australia, you must apply for a different visa type.

Stay Extension Requirements:

To be eligible for another Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, you must spend at least 90 days outside Australia unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia.

Stay Beyond 10 Years:

If you have held Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for the maximum 10-year period, you must either leave Australia or apply for a different visa allowing continued stay.


The visa cost is from AUD5,735 for up to 3 years or AUD11,470 for up to 5 years. Payment is divided into two instalments.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at Sponsored Parent Visa (subclass 870)


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