Migrants who wish to bring their parents to Australia for longer periods will be able to lodge a sponsorship application to sponsor their parent for the much-debated new temporary Sponsored Parent visa.
On 1 March 2019, Minister Coleman announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019.
Parents will be able to stay for up to five years at a time without departing and the Department has announced that up to 15,000 per year will be granted. There is also the opportunity to apply for a second visa for another five years after a short period outside Australia, meaning parents and grandparents will be able to spend up to 10 years in Australia.
Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) subclass 870 visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019.
- Sponsorship application: $420
- Visa application charge: $5,000 for 3 years duration, $10,000 for 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.
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