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Subclass 870 (Sponsored Parent (Temporary)) Visa

Parent Visa

Subclass 870 (Sponsored Parent (Temporary)) Visa

Subclass 870 (Sponsored Parent (Temporary)) Visa permits an Australian permanent resident, citizen, or eligible New Zealand citizen to temporarily visit Australia for anywhere up to 3 or 5 years.

Benefits of Subclass 870

With this visa, parents can:

  • Reunite and spend time with their children in Australia
  • Visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years based on their visa
  • Reapply for additional Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for a maximum period of 10 years

Individuals are not permitted to work in Australia while on this visa.


Prerequisites for this visa include:

  • Being eligible to apply by either being:
    ○ 18 years or above, and
    ○ The biological, legal, adoptive, parent, step-parent, or parent-in-law of the sponsor
  • Having an approved sponsor
  • Having enough funds
  • Genuinely intending to stay in Australia for a temporary period
  • Meet the health requirements
  • Meet the character requirements
Location when Applying

Individuals must submit their application when outside Australia, unless they have been granted the permission to apply while in the country.

Including Family

Family members cannot be included in the visa application.

Read more about Subclass 870.

870 (Sponsored Parent) Visa

Let’s find out if you can Sponsor your parents by applying for visa 870

Temporary visa 870 allows relatives of an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia.

The visa affords dad and mom with a brand new pathway to briefly reunite with their youngsters and grandchildren in Australia, at the same time as making sure that taxpayers aren’t required to cowl extra costs. The visa responds to network worries approximately the constrained wide variety of Parent locations withinside the migration application and related prolonged ready periods.

The visa allows parents to remain in Australia for a longer period of time, up to five years at a time without departing. It provides an alternative option to Visitor visas which only allow shorter periods of stay. Parents are still eligible to apply for Visitor visas and/or permanent Parent visas.

Step 1Start your Process with FBP
Step 2Check your eligibility
Step 3Submit all your documents
Step 4Lodge Visa application
Step 5Receive 870 Visa Grant
  • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Australia for at least 4 years.
  • You must be a parent’s legal child (biological, adopted, or stepchild). You can also sponsor your spouse or partner’s, parents.
  • You must not have resided illegally in Australia in the past 4 years.
  • You must not have held a temporary visa other than an A, B, or C temporary visa in the past 4 years.
  • You (and your spouse) must have a combined income of at least AUD 83,454.
  • If you do not have a spouse/partner, you must meet the income requirements yourself.
  • You must not be in debt to the Australian Go


  • Sponsors must have a minimum taxable income of $83,54.80.
  • This could be the partner’s gross income. Requirements for the sponsor/parent relationship (i.e., the parent must be the sponsor’s biological, adoptive or step father, and the stepfather can only apply if he or she is still married/de facto relationship with the sponsor’s biological parent).
  • be aged at least 18 years of age
  • be an Australian citizen/permanent resident
  • have met any prior sponsorship obligations
  • There is no negative information unless there is a reason to ignore this information.
  • You have no obligations to the Commonwealth or to health care unless appropriate arrangements are made to pay.
  • Minimum household income basis (based on the sponsor’s income or the combined income of the sponsor and his/her spouse/partner and/or other children of the parent)
  • Grants police clearance to any country where you have spent more than 12 cumulative months in the past 10 years.
  • We authorize the transfer of information to the visa applicant.


A discern sponsor might be required to fulfill duties including:

  • presenting monetary guide and lodging for his or her discern in Australia
  • maintaining information and presenting them to the Department if asked. For instance proof of income. This responsibility ends years after the day the character ceases to be a sponsor
  • advising the Department while sure activities occur. For instance if they’re charged with a crime. This responsibility ends the day after the character ceases to be a sponsor
  • paying notable public fitness money owed incurred with the aid of using their discern in Australia. The responsibility ceases if the applicable fitness authority advises the debt has been repaid, or appropriate compensation preparations were made. However, this responsibility will preserve if there are notable fitness money owed, even after the discern who incurred them has departed Australia.

In case of a breach of duty, the department may consider:

  • Cancellation of Sponsorship. This means that all existing sponsor visa holders will either find another sponsor or leave Australia.
  • Except for sponsors. The bar does not allow sponsors to sponsor other parents for a specified period.


End of parental sponsorship:

  • when the sponsor’s permanent visa is revoked.
  • If the sponsor dies
  • If the sponsor refuses to sponsor
  • If the sponsoring parent does not apply for a sponsoring parent (temporary) visa within 6 months from the sponsorship approval date

The date the sponsoring parent (temporary) visa expires.