Approval of Sponsor BEFORE Parent Visa Application.
Sponsor Approval, BEFORE visa application, for the new Parent (Temporary) visa will be implemented from 17th April 2019, but this will not yet be implemented for Partner Visas.
Five year subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.
Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.
Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019
The visa provides parents with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia, while ensuring that taxpayers are not required to cover additional costs. The visa responds to community concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the migration program and associated lengthy waiting periods.
To be eligible for the visa, a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor, who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
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