Family Visa


Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

This temporary visa lets a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years.

Visa type



  • For applicants: be the biological, adoptive, step-parent or parent in-law of the Parent Sponsor and be at least 18 years of age
  • For applicants: have an approved parent sponsor
  • Met and complied with any previous visa obligations
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Pay debts to the Australian Government
  • Have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia
  • Intend to stay only temporarily in Australia and only do the things the visa allows you to do
  • For sponsors: be a suitable sponsor (see ‘suitable sponsor’ below)
  • For sponsors: Pass the income test (taxable income must be at least equal to or greater than AUD83,454.80
  • For sponsors: Agree to share information and comply with sponsorship obligations



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