First wave of Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) Visa Applications granted

The commencement of the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) (subclass 870) visa application opened on 1 July 2019.  Once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent is able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. 


Our Firm’s Recent Subclass 870 Approval

A recent subclass 870 visa application lodged on 2 July 2019 was quickly approved by the Department of Home Affairs on 18 July 2019 without further documents being requested.

This 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.  This visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.

The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa allows for a significantly longer stay period than a Visitor visa. However, it is a temporary visa and does not allow for permanent residence in Australia like a permanent Parent visa.

Given the annual cap of 15,000 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas which may be granted each program year (from 1 July to 30 June), it is ideal to apply for this visa sooner than later.  If the cap is reached in a program year, no further visas will be granted until the next program year commences on 1 July.

How Can We Help?

 If you are interested to reunite with your parents or currently queuing for your parents to get Subclass 143 or Subclass 173, please do not hesitate to contact immediately so we could get started with your parent’s Subclass 870 application.



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