Last April 2019 the Subclass 870, Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa was opened for all eligible parents that meet the requirements for this visa. This visa is granted to a parent/s that has a child who is an Australian citizen or holds a permanent residence in Australia or an eligible New Zealand citizen. This Sponsored Parent visa aims to reunite families and allows parents who live in a different country to stay with their children and grandchildren for a period of 3 to 5 years without the hassle and expense of having to exit and re-enter every few months.

Eligibility for application

  • Parent Sponsor
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand Citizen
    • Minimum taxable income of AUD$83,454.80
    • Limited to one sponsorship at a time
    • Can cover up to 2 parents at a time
    • Do not have any standing financial debt
    • Can and will support the parent/s
  • Parent/s
    • Biological parent
    • Legal (including adoptive) parent
    • Step-parent
    • Parent-in-law
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Have an approved Parent Sponsor
    • Have access or has sufficient fund to meet the cost and expenses while living in Australia

* This is a yearly taxable income and could solely be from the parent sponsor or combined household income with a partner/spouse or another child of the parent

Requirements for the parent/s

  • Health requirement
  • Character requirement
  • Working in Australia is not allowed
  • No Balance of family test
  • Parent/s must show that they genuinely intend to stay in Australia temporarily
  • Health insurance must be secured before the visa can be approved

We know that this complicated process can be very stressful. At LIVV Immigration we are here to help guide you step-by-step, ensuring that you meet the strenuous requirements set by the Department of Home Affairs and that you meet the requirements on time, complete and with assurance.

Are you looking to sponsor a parent, but you are unclear about whether or not the limitations apply to you? Before you make any decisions, it is always a good idea to speak to an experienced migration agent who will be able to give you the best advice as to how to proceed.

Contact us today on 1300 548 846 to see how we can help.