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Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870)

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 870)

The parents can stay for up to five years at a time with the sponsored parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870). You must have been out of Australia for at least ninety days in order to apply for a subsequent Sponsored parent (Temporary) visa.

As a result, a parent may use the visa to enter the country for a maximum period of ten years. After that, they will not be able to renew their Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, due to which, they will have to leave the country or apply for a new visa that will allow them to stay.

Sponsorship and Its Eligibility Criteria

  • Fulfil relationship requirements as per Australian standards.
  • Hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Be an eligible New Zealand Citizen residing in the country for four years.
  • Meet prior sponsorship obligations.
  • Avoid negative or harmful information.
  • Have no Commonwealth or public health debts in primary applicant’s name.
  • Have a nominal household income to cover expenses during parents’ stay.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • You need to be sponsored by an eligible parent sponsor.
  • If you currently have a temporary (sponsored parent) visa, you should be spending at least ninety days outside of the country.
  • You must be able to access funds with the appropriate paperwork and health insurance documentation.
  • You should meet the requirements for the country’s security, health, and character.
  • You should not have any outstanding public health debts in your name.
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FAQs about Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (SUBCLASS 870)

The Subclass 870 visa allows eligible Australian citizens, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia for extended periods.
Parents of Australian, permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens can apply for this visa if they meet health and character criteria, have adequate health insurance, and sponsor their child in Australia.
Sponsors must be over 18 years, eligible for visa, meet financial and residency requirements, and provide financial support for parents' stay in Australia, acting as guarantors for potential healthcare or public debt costs.
The Subclass 870 visa offers two streams: a 3-year and a 5-year option, allowing multiple entries into Australia within its validity period.
The Subclass 870 visa cannot be extended, and once it expires, the parent must leave Australia. However, they can apply for another visa if they meet eligibility criteria.