Australian government announced to accept the sponsorship applications for new Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (subclass 870) with effect from April 17, 2019. It’s a great news for the Australian migrants and their parents outside Australia waiting to be together since long. The options that the migrants have right now to sponsor parents are not much familiar, they either offer shorter stay visa, such as Visitor visa or the official parent category visas, which have quite lengthy processing time.
The new parent visa is a temporary visa and not the permanent visa, however, it allows the parents to stay in Australia for longer period, i.e. up to 5 years. The parents who get successfully sponsored can further renew their visas for the next five years, provided they meet the criteria of remaining outside Australia for a short period.
The major advantage of this new Parent visa is that there is no Balance of Family Test requirement for Subclass 870 visa, which was mandatory in case of permanent Parent visas. This means, to apply for this visa, the visa applicants don’t need to have more than half of their children living in Australia.
However, key thing to note that there won’t be any working rights to the parents sponsored through this visa. Also, the new visa won’t prevent the applicants from applying for the alternate visas, i.e. permanent parent visa or Visitor visa.Moreover, the new parent visa announcement will not have any impact on the existing visa.
If the cap limit of the visa is reached within any program year, no further visas will granted the same year. The new visas will be granted from the start of the next program year only, i.e. 1st July.
Find below the fees applicable for the new parent visa:
|Visa subclass||Base application charge||
18 and over
|Additional applicant charge under 18|
|Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870) – up to 3 years||AUD1000||N/A||N/A|
|Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870) – up to 5 years||AUD1000||N/A||N/A|
Find below the eligibility requirements for Parent visa Subclass 870 applicants or the parents being sponsored:
Here are the eligibility requirements for the sponsors of the new visa subclass:
The Processing time of Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa Subclass 870shall depend on a number of factors, i.e. the number of applications lodged and accuracy/validity/correctness of application and the required information with the application. The official Processing times details will be revealed soon by the government.
Speaking about the announcement of new visa subclass for parents, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said the government has delivered on its longstanding promise, despite opposition from Labour.
He further added, “This visa demonstrates the Government’s commitment to the multicultural communities of Australia. It will enable reunions for thousands of migrant families, and will deliver great social benefits to many families across Australia,”
If you are willing to apply for new sponsored parent visa Subclass 870 for Australia, you must get in touch with a qualified Australia immigration for valuable advice, assistance and support in the visa process from start till approval of the visa.
Visas Avenue is top and registered Australia Immigration Consultancy firm in India with fabulous success rate for helping applicants get visa approval in time. The VA team has its branches all over India, i.e. Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. You may coordinate with any of the offices to commence your process with VA team. Visas Avenue specializes in Australia and Canada immigration and permanent residency process.
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