Temporary Sponsored Parent visas open from 1 July 2019

Applications to be an approved Parent Sponsor opened earlier this year in April. Now, starting from 1 July 2019, people can apply for the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870) (TSPV).

The TSPV allows parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to stay in Australia for up to 5 years at a time, with the possibility of extending for another 5 years. To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor.

For citizens and permanent residents with parents who are overseas, the TSPV is good alternative to both permanent parent visas (which have been plagued by long processing times) and visitor visas (which only offer short periods of stay).

How do I apply?

There are two stages to applying:

  • Sponsorship application
  • Visa application

Only until a sponsorship application has been approved can a sponsored parent apply for a TSPV. Sponsored parents must have genuine access to funds sufficient to meet the costs and expenses of their intended stay in Australia, as well as satisfy health, character, and national security requirements.

The costs involved include:

Sponsorship Application
Application fee
Visa Application
3 year visa
5 year visa
10 year visa
(ie. 5 year extension)
Further information about the TSPV can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website. If you’re interested in applying for parent or other family visas, our friendly immigration specialists can help make the process much easier.

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