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Commencement of the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)

Applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa opened on 17 April 2019. 

Once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent is able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa opened on 1 July 2019.

The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia, while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs. The visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.

To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological parent, adoptive parent, step-parent or parent in-law of the sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. 

Learn more about Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.