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New Parent Visa Australia 2019

The new, long awaited Australian Temporary Parent Visa has been officially introduced. Parents who have an approved sponsor, can now submit their Parent Visa (Temporary) application electronically.

Sponsored Parent (Temporary 5 year) Visa Subclass 870

This is a new Visa introduced in July 2019. This visa is for Parents of Australian children who wish to relocate to Australia in temporary basis. The visa allows parents to stay in Australia temporarily for a period of up to five years at a time. This visa can be renewed allowing the parent to stay in Australia for up to 10 years in total. The parent must depart Australia for at least 90 days before re-applying for another Visa.

To apply for the Visa, the Parent must be sponsored by the child (“parent sponsor”) who is:

• their biological, adoptive or step-child (must be in a married/de facto relationship with the child’s biological parent)
• over the age of 18
• is an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen
• has been lawfully residing in Australia for at least 4 years
• meets the income threshold

The sponsor must provide evidence of lawful residency in Australia for at least 4 years ( time spent on Bridging Visas do not count) and must have a “taxable income” of no less than AUD$83,454.80 in the most recently completed income year prior to the sponsorship application date
The sponsor must have no debts to the Commonwealth and must provide police clearance certificates as part of the sponsorship application process.
The Parent visa application must be lodged at least 6 months of sponsorship being approved. The sponorships applications openen in April 2019.

The applicant Parent must have access to sufficient funds to cover their stay in Australia, must have adequate arrangements for health insurance, does not have any outstanding public health debts without appropriate arrangements to pay those debts and meets public interest criteria, including health and character criteria.

The are 15,000 sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas places available in each financial year running from 1 July to 30 June in Australia.

Visa application fee:

Sponsorship: AUD$420

Visa application cost:
• up to 3 years: AUD$5,000
• up to 5 years: AUD$10,000

The visa processing times are to be announced in October 2019.

Do you need help with Parent sponsorship and Visa application? Contact our team on 0207 427 5290 or email us: [email protected]

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