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.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You must have an approved Parent Sponsor to apply for this visa.
  • You must be the biological, legal (including adoptive) parent, step-parent or parent-in-law of the Parent Sponsor.
  • You must be sponsored by an eligible child who is an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident (in Australia for at least 4 years) or Eligible New Zealand citizen (in Australia for at least 4 years).
  • The sponsor must pass the income test (annual income at least equal to, or greater than AUD83,454.80).
  • You must have, or have access to, enough money to support yourself while you are in Australia.
  • You must intend to stay in Australia temporarily.
  • You must have adequate health insurance.
  • You must meet the health and character requirements.
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply for this visa, unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia.