The New Temporary Residence 3-5 Year Parent visa
The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia. The visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.
New five-year sponsored parent visa, the Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa, will be open for application on 17 April 2019 (by Honourable Minister Coleman).
The sponsorship application fee is $420.
The visa application charge is:
- $5,000 for a visa of up to three years’ duration; or
- $10,000 for a visa of up to five years’ duration.
The visa application charge is payable in two instalments, with one payment at time of application and the remainder paid prior to visa grant.
No Family Balance Test required!!!
Unlike permanent Parent visas, there is no Balance of Family Test requirement for this visa, meaning a visa applicant is not required to have more than half of their children residing in Australia.
Number of places available
Up to 15,000 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas may be granted each program year (from 1 July to 30 June).
The 15,000 cap has been set by the Government in recognition of the challenges of an ageing population, as well as the overall budget impact of older migrants. The limit also reflects the Government’s priority of providing visa pathways for children and partners of Australians, as well as the need to target young skilled migrants to maximise the economic benefits of migration.
If the cap is reached in a program year, no further visas will be granted until the next program year commences on 1 July.
Visa holders will generally be subject to a “no work” condition.
Need detailed information?
Please contact us for expert advice at RED EARTH MIGRATION.