How to successfully receive a Sponsored parent visa (temporary) – Subclass 870
Unlike other Family visas, a Subclass 870 visa applicant doesn’t have to meet the balance-of-family test (there are more eligible children living in Australia than in any other single country). That’s why this visa is an ideal choice for many migrants.
What is a Subclass 870 visa?
An Australian Sponsored parent visa – Subclass 870 is a temporary visa that allows parents to stay in Australia temporarily with their children who are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The benefits of a Subclass 870 visa
|Free entries benefits||Getting multiple travels between your country and Australia within 5 years.|
|Social security benefits||Have access to insurance for foreign tourists OVHC.|
This 870 visa is quite different from Subclass 143 visa and Subclass 173 visa. While both the 143 visa and 173 visa let you join the Australian Medicare program, the Subclass 870 visa doesn’t.
Moreover, if your Subclass 870 visa has a no further stay condition on it, you are not allowed to lodge for a permanent residence while staying in Australia.
On the other hand, the processing time is pretty fast. That’s why this visa is still considered an ideal choice for many families.
Here at VEM, we are committed to helping our clients reach their final migration goal which is becoming an Australian citizen. After working with us for the Subclass 870 visa, we’ll continue to assist you to apply for your permanent residence in Australia.
The requirements of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 870
A Subclass 870 visa doesn’t allow the applicant to include additional family members. Thus, that family member must apply for a Subclass 870 visa independently.
With more than 10 years of experience, VEM has helped many clients achieve their Australian dreams.
After becoming a permanent resident, VEM would continue to consult and assist you to sponsor other members of your family with different visas such as a Child visa – Subclass 101 and Adoption visa – Subclass 102.
To know whether you satisfy the requirements for a Subclass 870 visa, contact VEM for professional and detailed advice based on your specific case.
Step by step of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 870
- Step 1: Checking if you meet the requirements.
- Step 2: Making the application and paying the first instalment.
- Step 3: Your application is processed and placed in a queue.
- Step 4: Paying the second instalment at the time of decision.
- Step 5: Being granted a visa
Mr Phong Cao (CEO of VEM) is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877). That’s why he must follow the visa processing process of each of his clients and he must be responsible for his own consultancy. Hence, when working with VEM, you’ll know exactly the stages of your application process and be assured that our advice will be honest and abide by the Australian laws.
The cost of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 870
The sponsorship application fee is 420 AUD. The visa application fee is from 5,000AUD to 10,000AUD (not including 1.4% surcharge) and divided into 2 instalments.
For the first instalment, you only need to pay 1,020AUD. The second one will depend on your duration of stay:
- 4,070AUD for 3 years.
- 9,1600AUD for 5 years.
In addition, you may need to pay for your health and police checks.
Processing times of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 870
Your visa processing times will depend greatly on the accuracy of your documents and papers. Specifically,
|75% of applications are processed within||4 months|
|90% of applications are processed within||5 months|
Overall, Subclass 870 visa’s waiting time is quite short compared to other types of Parent visas. However, if your documents are not properly prepared, this may result in longer processing time or even visa rejection.
In order to prepare the necessary papers for your application, make sure you contact VEM for accurate consultancy.
Moreover, the Australian migration regulations are updated constantly. Mr Phong Cao is a member of the Australian Migration Institute (MIA: 12648), so when working with VEM, clients will also be informed about any new changes or adjustments.
Notes about a Subclass 870 visa
- Cannot work during your stay.
- Cannot extend for a longer stay but can leave Australia and reapply for this visa.
- Cannot include family members.
- Not required to meet the balance – of – family test.
- Do not need to pay for Assurance of Support.
This is a great opportunity for parents to reunite with their children, especially when they do not meet the requirement of balance of family tests for a parent visa.
Increase your chances of getting a Subclass 870 visa grant
The Australian Department of Home Affairs only approves about 15,000 Subclass 870 visas. This is great news for every migrant. Nevertheless, earning a spot for your parents is no easy job.
If you have any further questions about your case, call VEM now for immediate support. We promise to provide the most suitable solutions for you and your family.
Frequently asked questions
No, you need to become a permanent resident first before becoming a citizen.
If your mother’s visitor visa does not have a condition called “no further stay” and must have a compelling and compassionate reason she can apply for an Australian 870 visa. Otherwise she should apply for another subclass 600 visitor visa.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. The time that you’re allowed to stay will be specified on the visa grant. The Australian Government will take into consideration 2 factors when deciding the length of your stay.
How long does the applicant wish to stay?
When will the sponsor stop sponsoring for the applicants?
Normally, you have to be offshore when you apply for a visa and when you receive a visa approval as well. Although there are some exceptions that you’re allowed to apply for a Subclass 870 visa onshore.
The answer is yes. You must leave Australia for 90 days prior to the application. However if you’re allowed to stay in Australia when re-applying, you don’t have to leave here.
This is a very complicated case. Contact VEM for more detailed instructions.
Of course not. This visa allows you to stay for a period of time. If the applicants can fulfil the requirements then they can absolutely be eligible for a permanent resident.
VEM’s headquarter is Perth, Australia. Hence, you are guaranteed to receive support even while you’re in Australia. This is always a plus point when the successful clients give their reviews about our services.
When choosing VEM as your migration agent for a Subclass 870 visa, we’ll help you plan out your entire migration pathways. We hope this article is helpful enough for you. Don’t hesitate to contact VEM if you have any further questions.
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