Subclass 870-Sponsored Parent Temporary Visa
Visa Class:
Date of Modification: 8 May 2022
Visa Category: Visiting Australia
Visa Subclass: 870
Base Application Fee: 0
Stream: Not Applicable

Visa Introduction

With this visa you
  • can visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa
  • can apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years
  • cannot work in Australia
The visa applicant must:
  • have an approved Parent Sponsor before you can lodge an application for this visa
  • lodge your visa application within 6 months of the sponsorship approval, or 60 days if you are given Permission to Apply in Australia

Note:  During Covid 19 visa concession period, a concession to extend this visa by 18 months will be available to eligible visa holders. Associated sponsorship obligations will also be extended for the same period.

Cost and Processing Times

  • Up to 3 years AUD5,090
  • Up to 5 years AUD10,180
Processing times
  • 25% of applications: 4 months
  • 50% of applications: 13 months
  • 75% of applications: 21 months
  • 90% of applications: 24 months


Visa Application Checklist

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