The Sponsored Parent (Subclass 870) Visa allows the parent of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia temporarily to reunite with their children.
Note: you cannot extend this visa, if you wish to stay longer in Australia you must apply for a new visa
Your sponsor must be approved by The Department of Home Affairs. A household can only make one sponsorship at a time, a sponsorship can include two parents.
Up to 3 years AUD 5,090
Up to 5 years AUD 10,180
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
Up to 3 or 5 years
Note: Due to covid-19 eligible visa holders will be offered a concession that allows their sponsored parent visa to be extended by 18months. Sponsorship obligations associated with this visa will also be extended for the same period.
As of January 2022, the published processing times are:
Your application’s processing time may be longer if:
Note: you cannot apply for permanent residency on this visa
It is important you arrange to have health insurance when travelling as you are personally liable for any medical expenses including unforeseen circumstances. See more on health insurance for overseas visitors.
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