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Reuniting Families in Australia What is the Subclass 870 Visa?

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The Subclass 870 visa provides an opportunity for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to visit and stay in Australia for extended periods, up to three (3) or five (5) years. This visa aims to facilitate family reunions for a continuous and prolonged stay.

How Many Places Are Available for Sponsored Parent Visa?

Each year, up to 15,000 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas are granted, ensuring families can reunite and spend quality time together in Australia.

What is the Application Process?

The 870 Visa involves a two-step process:

•    Parent Sponsor Approval: Obtain approval for the Parent Sponsor before lodging the visa application.

•    Visa Application: Lodge the visa application within six (6) months of receiving sponsorship approval.

Eligibility Criteria for Subclass 870 Visa

For Parents:

•    Biological, adoptive, or step-parents of the parent sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

•    No balance of family test or Assurance of Support requirements for this visa.

For Sponsors:

•    Must have a taxable income of at least $83,454.80.

•    Relationship requirements and age criteria apply.

•    Must meet residency and prior sponsorship obligations.

•    Must comply with sponsorship obligations toward the sponsored parent(s).

Requirements for Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Applicants

Sponsorship Validity and Ceasing Conditions

Sponsorship can cease under various conditions:

•    Sponsor's permanent visa cancellation or death.

•    Withdrawal of sponsorship or failure of the sponsored parent to apply within six months.

•    Certain obligations continue post-sponsorship cessation.

Applicants must:

•    Be sponsored by an approved parent sponsor.

•    Be at least 18 years old.

•    Demonstrate access to sufficient funds.

•    Provide evidence of health insurance and meet health, character, and national security requirements.

•    Have no outstanding public health debts unless appropriate repayment arrangements have been made.

Processing Times and Visa Costs

Processing times vary based on application volume and submission completeness. Visa costs include a sponsorship and visa application fee, with a second visa application charge ranging from $5000 to $10,000 per applicant based on the visa duration.

Differences from Other Parent Visas

Unlike permanent Parent visas, the Subclass 870 Visa:

•    Does not have a Balance of Family Test requirement.

•    Allows further visa applications for a maximum stay of ten (10) years.

•    Does not provide work rights and does not lead to permanent residency.

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