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Australia's New Parent Visa Brings Many Advantages- Get your file Ready to apply on 17th April 2019

Posted - 28, Mar 2019

It's a great news for the people looking to apply for parent visa in Australia. Australian government has announced a new Parent Visa-Subclass 870 for sponsored parents. The applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from April 17, 2019.

The government will assess the sponsorship applications received from April 17 onwards. Once the application has been approved, the sponsored parents can apply for Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. The Visa applications are likely to get accepted from July 1, 2019. The visa application must be submitted within six month of sponsorship approval, however, it cannot be lodged without the approval for sponsorship.

What is subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa?

Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent Visa offers a new pathway to the parents to reunify with their children and grandchildren living in Australia. To apply for this new visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor. Also the sponsor of this visa, needs to be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Why this new parent visa is better than earlier visas in this category?

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa has been designed and launched to cater to the concerns of the applicants regarding the limited number of Parent places in Australia's migration program as well as lengthy waiting periods of the available visa categories.

  • Alternative to Visitor visas
This particular visa allows the parents to stay longer in Australia, i.e. up to 5 years at a time without departing. It provides an alternative option to Visitor visas that allow shorter periods of stay only. However, Parents are still eligible to apply for Visitor visas and/or permanent Parent visas.
  • No Balance of Family Test requirement
The major advantage of this new Parent visa is that there is no Balance of Family Test requirement for this 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.

What are the Eligibility Requirement for Parents to apply Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa?

The Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa applicant's need:
  • To be Sponsored by a person who is an approved parent sponsor
  • To be Minimum 18 years or above
  • To be Outside Australia (unless invited in writing to apply by the Department), for at least 90 days if the applicant holds or has previously held a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
  • not have engaged in payment for visas conduct
  • to give evidence of access to funds
  • to giveproof of health insurance
  • not have an outstanding public health debt (unless appropriate arrangements have been made to repay the debt)
  • To meet health, character, and national security requirements.

Number of Visa places available

In each program year, up to 15,000 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas can be granted, i.e. from 1 July to 30 June (next year). If the cap or ceiling limit is reached in a program year only, in this case, no further visas will be granted until the next program year starts on 1st July.

How long you can stay

The new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa allows parents to stay in Australia temporarily for a period of up to 5 years at a time. However, the parent need to be outside Australia for minimum 90 days to be able to apply for a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

A parent can hold visas up to a total stay in Australia of 10 years,showing that the visa is a temporary in nature and does not lead to permanent residence.

After an eligible parent has been in Australia on Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for the total 10 year period (maximum period), in that case, the parent must either leave Australia or apply for another visa that allows them to remain in Australia. After the maximum period, parent won't be granted further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

Visa cost Find below the visa application charge for Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa:
  • $5,000 for a visa of up to three years' duration; or
  • $10,000 for a visa of up to five years' duration.
The visa fee is can be paid in two installments, i.e. one payment at time of application and the balance paid prior to grant of visa.

Processing times

The Processing time of new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa shall 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.

Work rights

Visa holders of Sponsored Parent visa will generally be subject to a "no work" condition.

Call certified Visa expert now to apply Sponsored Parent Visa

Interested in applying for the sponsored parent visa this year? Well, 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 accredited Australian Visa Consultancy Company in India with tremendous success rate for helping applicants get visa approval in time.

You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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