Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa
With this visa you can
reunite with children and grandchildren
visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
re-apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years
You cannot work in Australia
How long you can stay
This is a temporary visa. This visa does not lead to permanent residence.
You can stay in Australia for up to three or five years at a time.
Your visa will end:
- if it is cancelled by DHA
- if your sponsorship is withdrawn and you do not find a new Parent Sponsor
- if the DHA cancel the sponsorship
- the day your visa ceases
You can stay for a cumulative maximum 10 year period.
You must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to be granted another Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, unless you have a Permission to Apply in Australia.
If you have held Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for the cumulative maximum 10 year period, you must either depart Australia or apply for another visa that will allow you to remain in Australia. You will not be eligible for grant of a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.
You cannot include family members in your visa application.
You must have an approved Parent Sponsor to apply for this visa.
This visa costs from:
AUD5,000 for a visa of up to 3 years; or
AUD10,000 for a visa of up to 5 years.
You pay for this visa in 2 parts called instalments.
Pay the first instalment when you apply. Pay the second instalment when we ask you to. See more about visa fees and charges.
You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the second instalment or other costs.
You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa, unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.
You can be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when we decide your application.
You are not eligible for a Bridging visa unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia
Permission to apply
Permission to Apply in Australia allows you to apply for this visa in Australia, but not in immigration clearance. It must be requested in Australia by your sponsor in their sponsorship application form.
If you have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must lodge your visa application within 60 days of sponsorship approval. If you do not apply within 60 days, you will have to lodge your visa application outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval, or make an application for a different visa to remain in Australia.
If you do not have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must depart Australia. Apply from outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval or make an application for a different kind of visa to remain in Australia.
You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.