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Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870)

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This is a temporary 3 – 5 year Australian visa for parents/ legal parents/step-parents/parents in-law of an Australian citizen or permanent resident, to live in Australia.

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Who is this Parent Visa suitable for?

This parent sponsored visa is suitable for the parents or legal guardians of Australian citizens/ permanent residents. This Australian visa for parents allows the holder to visit temporarily if they want to visit their children living in Australia. This temporary visa is designed for people that can financially support themselves during their visits, as work is not allowed.

What this Visa lets you do?

  • Temporarily live in Australia for 3-5 years.

  • Time in Australia can be extended for a maximum visit of 10 years, however, you must reapply for this visa.

  • Holders cannot work in Australia.

  • You can’t include family in this application.

Sponsored Parent Visa Requirements

  • Applicants require an approved parent sponsor

  • You must have access to enough money to support yourself whilst living in Australia, due to the no work requirements for the visa.

  • Must be the parent or legal guardian of the parent sponsor.

  • Must be over the age of 18.

How to Apply?

With AIVS on your side, you can trust that our parent sponsored visa immigration agents will guide you through the entire application process and be there to support you along the way.


Gather Documents

Provide accurate identity and character documents to support your application.


Get Sponsorship Approval

Must get sponsorship approval. The sponsorship approval will be provided in a Permission to Apply letter from the Department of Home Affairs. You must attach a copy of this letter to your visa application.


Prepare Documents

Translate all non-English documents translated into English. Scan or photograph all your documents (English and non-English) in colour.


Apply Online

Must apply online from outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which visa to apply for will depend on if your parent/s meet the family of balance test, their age, and various other factors.

I would recommend making an appointment to assess your circumstances further.

Schedule Your Australian Visa Consultation Appointment

With AIVS’ parent sponsored visa immigration agents and Australian visa specialists, we can help you find a solution to your visa needs and with any questions you may have about which visa is best for you.