870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

The Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, commonly known as the 870 visa, is a temporary visa that allows parents to stay in Australia for a longer period to be with their children who are permanent residents or citizens of Australia. This visa was introduced to provide parents with more options to reunite with their children and spend extended periods with their families in Australia.


The 870 visa allows parents to stay in Australia for up to three or five years per visa, depending on the application. It is a temporary visa and does not lead to permanent residency in Australia. However, it can be a valuable option for parents who wish to spend an extended period with their children without the need to continuously apply for visitor visas.


To be eligible for the 870 visa, parents must be sponsored by their child, who must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor must also meet certain income requirements.

Key features:

One of the key features of the 870 visa is the ability to renew it for a total stay of up to 10 years, providing a long-term option for parents to spend time with their children in Australia. The visa also allows multiple entries into and exits from Australia during the visa validity period, providing flexibility for parents to travel between Australia and their home country.

The Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa can be utilized alongside other permanent offshore parent visa options such as the Subclasses 143 and 173. This is particularly beneficial because the processing time for these permanent offshore parent visas typically ranges between 13 to 15 years. By applying for the Subclass 870 visa, you can bring your parents to Australia while awaiting the grant of permanent residency.


Up to 3 years AUD5,735

Up to 5 years AUD11,470

Overall, the 870 visa offers a valuable opportunity for parents to spend extended periods with their children in Australia. It provides a flexible and long-term option for parents who wish to maintain close family ties despite living in different countries.

If you need any assistance to apply for the 870 Parent Visa, please contact us. 

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