Commencement of the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)

Applications for the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870) have commenced on 1 July 2019.

Applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa opened on 17 April 2019.

Once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent is able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa within 60 days if onshore. If the parent is offshore they have 6 months from the day on which the relevant parent sponsor is approved as a family sponsor. The application is Internet based application.

The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia, while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs. The visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.

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