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Subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary Parent Visas)

This visa allows parents of an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen to be reunited with their children in Australia. There are no working rights with this visa.

The applicant of Subclass 870 must have an approved sponsor in Australia to be granted with this visa.

To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following:

  • Be outside of Australia at time of application unless you have permission to apply in Australia from the Minister;
  • Be the biological, adoptive, step-parent or parent-in-law of the Parent Sponsor;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Pass the health and character requirements;
  • Must have access to sufficient financial resources to support yourself for the whole duration of your temporary stay in Australia;
  • Have a genuine intention to temporarily stay in Australia;
  • Have and maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance for the whole duration of your temporary stay in Australia; and
  • No outstanding debt to the Australian government.

For sponsor, you must meet the following:

  • Be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident for at least 4 years or an eligible New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia for at least 4 years;
  • Not have been unlawful or held a Bridging visa (other than Bridging Visa A, B or C) during the last 4 years;
  • Pass the income test;
  • No debt to the Australian government;
  • Have met any previous sponsorship obligations; and
  • Pass the character requirement.

Sponsoring your Partner’s parents

Your partner must also be an Australia citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen if you are sponsoring your partner’s parents.

Income test

To pass the income test, the sponsor’s taxable income for the most recent completed taxable income year prior to the date of lodgement of the sponsorship application must be at least to or greater than AUD83,454.80.

If you cannot pass the income test, you can combine your taxable income with your partner and/or another child of the visa applicant who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. If combining the income, the taxable income must be at least 50% of the taxable income amount specified to pass the income test.

What can you do with this visa?

  • Stay temporarily in Australia for 3 or 5 years per visa
  • Apply for further visa to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years

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