How to successfully apply for a Subclass 870 visa – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
Unlike other Family visas, a Subclass 870 visa applicant doesn’t have to meet the balance-of-family test requirement. It may be a good option for parents to be able to live with their children while waiting for the outcome of their permanent resident parent visa. Let’s read on to be fully informed about the Subclass 870 visa.
What is a Subclass 870 visa?
A Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa – Subclass 870 is a temporary visa that allows parents of an Australian citizen/ permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to live in Australia for 3 to 5 years.
Notably, parents can reapply for this visa a second time to be able to stay in Australia for up to 10 years.
The benefits of a Subclass 870 visa
|Multiples entries||Can travel in and out Australia any time within the visa validity.|
The requirements of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa – Subclass 870
|The sponsor (children)|
|The applicant (parent)|
Contact VEM for further assistance. Our professional consultant will help you to choose a suitable migration pathway and be well-prepared to apply for the visa.
Responsibilities of visa 870 holders
- The sponsors must provide housing and financial support when the applicant lives in Australia.
- The applicants must comply with all visa 870 conditions and comply with Australian laws.
Steps to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
- Step 1: Check if you meet the Subclass 870 visa requirements.
- Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for visa 870.
- Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
- Step 4: Receive Subclass 870.
You can apply for the visa yourself but if you need assistance, it is recommended that you should use services provided by registered migration agents.
The cost of a Subclass 870 visa application
|Fee (in AUD)|
Note: The Subclass 870 fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
In addition, you need to pay for other fees regarding health examination, biometrics collection and police clearance check.
The Subclass 870 visa cost tends to increase every financial year. Contact VEM for the update.
Processing times of a Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa
Subclass 870 has the shortest processing time than any other Parent visas.
|90% of applications are processed within||8 months|
Subclass 870 processing time could be longer than the time frame if your application is not logged properly. You should make sure to lodge a “ready made decision” application for its best outcome. Contact VEM if you need further assistance.
Frequently asked questions
Your visa will be cancelled if:
- The sponsor (children) is revoked permanent Australian residency, passed away, or withdraws sponsorship.
- The visa holder does not comply with the condition applied to the visa.
The applicant must be offshore when applying for and being granted the Subclass 870.
Yes. You need to leave Australia at least 90 days before re-applying for visa 870.
No, you cannot because this is a temporary visa.
In general, visa 870 allows you to stay in Australia for up to 10 years. However, if your 870 visa doesn’t have a “no further stay” condition you may consider applying for another visa if you meet the requirements.
Contact VEM for further assistance! Our registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877) and member of Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648) will legally advise and help your visa application well-prepared for the best possible outcome.
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