870 VISA

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

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Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870 Brief Overview

This is a temporary visa that does not lead you to permanent residency.

With this visa you can visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa, apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years.

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

This is a temporary visa that does not lead you to permanent residency. If you have a child in Australia and your child has been an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, this is a high chance for you to visit your child for up to three or five years.

Not only that, you can re-apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia for 10 years. If you plan to extend your stay, you must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to be granted another Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, unless you have a Permission to Apply in Australia.

You can stay for a cumulative 10-year period. When the period of 10 years ends, then you have to leave Australia, or you can apply for another visa that will let you remain in Australia, as you will not be allowed to be granted a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

Conditions of 870 Visa

  • You cannot include family members in your visa application.
  • You must be sponsored to apply for this visa.
  • You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa, except if you have Permission to Apply in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.
  • At the time of the decision, you can be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance.
  • You are not eligible for a Bridging visa unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia.
  • If you have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must lodge your visa application within 60 days of sponsorship approval. If you do not apply within 60 days, you will have to lodge your visa application outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval or make an application for a different visa to remain in Australia.
  • If you do not have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must depart Australia. Apply from outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval or make an application for a different kind of visa to remain in Australia.

Fees for 870 Visa

Visa Fee to the Department of Home Affairs

This visa costs you from AUD5,000 for a visa up to 3 years, and AUD10,000 for a visa of up to 5 years per applicant. There is also an additional charge for each family member who applies to you.

The Department of Home Affairs provides two instalments for this visa. You have to pay the first instalment when you apply, and you can pay the second instalment when The Department of Home Affairs asks you to.

Besides the above payment, you might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics, if there is a request for your application.

Please do not arrange to move to Australia until your visa is granted because the Department of Home Affairs will let you know the decision of your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

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ONEderland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent with MARN 0961 448 is here to answer your questions!

  1. Can I include my family on this visa?
    • Unfortunately, you can’t include your family members in your application.
    • One application is for one person.
  2. Do I need to have an Assurance of Support?
    • No, as this is a Temporary visa, usually, you don’t need to.
    • This is mandatory for a permanent visa. However, it’s better for you to set this aside as well, just in case the Department ask for it.
  3. Other parent visa needs to meet the balance of family. How about for this 870 visa?
    • For this 870 visa, you don’t need to meet the balance of family test.
  4. How much will be the cost for this visa?
    • The visa fee for the 3 years visa is AUD 5,000 while the 5 years visa is AUD 10,000.
  5. If I would like to apply this visa for my parent, should I pay all the visa fee in one time?
    • Visa subclass 870 will be able to pay through 2 instalments. The first instalment is $1,000 AUD and should be paid once the visa is submitted. The DHA will inform you when you need to pay the rest instalments.
  6. How long would be the processing time for this visa application?
    • The processing time for this visa application is around 4 months.
  7. Can I apply this 870 visa application onshore?
    • Generally, the 870 visa applicant should be apply from outside Australia.
    • In the sponsorship application, you would need to have a permission to apply the visa onshore.
    • If you’re allowed to apply onshore, you need to apply within 60 days since the sponsorship approval.

870 VISA

Four Steps Process

01

Eligibility Check

Make sure you check your eligibility to see if you meet all the criteria and requirements for this visa.

Requirements to check including: have a sponsor with the certain circumstances for your child, meet the financial, health and character requirement, have no debt, etc.

02

Sponsorship application

You would need to lodge the sponsorship application first through your IMMI account.

Once this sponsorship got granted, you can continue to the next step.

03

Visa Application

After you make sure that you have fulfilled the requirements, you can then gather all the required and additional documents to complete and support your application.

You can apply online and should be outside of Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval.

04

Visa Outcome

This visa generally takes between 87 days – 4 months to be granted.

If successful, you can enter Australia between 3-5 years, depending on types of application you applied.

If got refused, the DHA will inform you in writing.

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Let Us Help You With Your 870 Visa Application

To apply for this visa is time consuming and pricey. Once you feel that you are eligible for this visa, please engage us to be your migration agent to take care of your application so you will not experience refusal of your visa application.

ONE derland consulting will take the time and compile all documents needed and guarantee that your application is 100% ready before submitting, ensuring a positive outcome for your visa application.

Contact us through the form below to take the first step of your journey to Australia.

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    870 VISA

    Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

    Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870 Brief Overview

    This is a temporary visa that does not lead you to permanent residency.

    With this visa you can visit Australia for up to 3 or 5 years per visa, apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia of 10 years.

    Photo Bu Indah

    WRITTEN BY
    INDAH MELINDASARI, B.Com

    MARN 0961 448 | UPDATED MAY 2019

    SHARE THIS INFORMATION

    Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa Subclass 870

    This is a temporary visa that does not lead you to permanent residency. If you have a child in Australia and your child has been an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, this is a high chance for you to visit your child for up to three or five years.

    Not only that, you can re-apply for further visas to visit up to a maximum period in Australia for 10 years. If you plan to extend your stay, you must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to be granted another Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, unless you have a Permission to Apply in Australia.

    You can stay for a cumulative 10-year period. When the period of 10 years ends, then you have to leave Australia, or you can apply for another visa that will let you remain in Australia, as you will not be allowed to be granted a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

    Conditions of 870 Visa

    • You cannot include family members in your visa application.
    • You must be sponsored to apply for this visa.
    • You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa, except if you have Permission to Apply in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.
    • At the time of the decision, you can be in or outside Australia, but not in immigration clearance.
    • You are not eligible for a Bridging visa unless you have Permission to Apply in Australia.
    • If you have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must lodge your visa application within 60 days of sponsorship approval. If you do not apply within 60 days, you will have to lodge your visa application outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval or make an application for a different visa to remain in Australia.
    • If you do not have Permission to Apply in Australia, you must depart Australia. Apply from outside Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval or make an application for a different kind of visa to remain in Australia.

    Fees for 870 Visa

    Visa Fee to the Department of Home Affairs

    This visa costs you from AUD5,000 for a visa up to 3 years, and AUD10,000 for a visa of up to 5 years per applicant. There is also an additional charge for each family member who applies to you.

    The Department of Home Affairs provides two instalments for this visa. You have to pay the first instalment when you apply, and you can pay the second instalment when The Department of Home Affairs asks you to.

    Besides the above payment, you might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics, if there is a request for your application.

    Please do not arrange to move to Australia until your visa is granted because the Department of Home Affairs will let you know the decision of your application.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Photo Bu Indah

    Mrs. Indah Answers

    ONEderland Consulting managing director and also registered migration agent with MARN 0961 448 is here to answer your questions!

    1. Can I include my family on this visa?
      • Unfortunately, you can’t include your family members in your application.
      • One application is for one person.
    2. Do I need to have an Assurance of Support?
      • No, as this is a Temporary visa, usually, you don’t need to.
      • This is mandatory for a permanent visa. However, it’s better for you to set this aside as well, just in case the Department ask for it.
    3. Other parent visa needs to meet the balance of family. How about for this 870 visa?
      • For this 870 visa, you don’t need to meet the balance of family test.
    4. How much will be the cost for this visa?
      • The visa fee for the 3 years visa is AUD 5,000 while the 5 years visa is AUD 10,000.
    5. If I would like to apply this visa for my parent, should I pay all the visa fee in one time?
      • Visa subclass 870 will be able to pay through 2 instalments. The first instalment is $1,000 AUD and should be paid once the visa is submitted. The DHA will inform you when you need to pay the rest instalments.
    6. How long would be the processing time for this visa application?
      • The processing time for this visa application is around 4 months.
    7. Can I apply this 870 visa application onshore?
      • Generally, the 870 visa applicant should be apply from outside Australia.
      • In the sponsorship application, you would need to have a permission to apply the visa onshore.
      • If you’re allowed to apply onshore, you need to apply within 60 days since the sponsorship approval.

    870 VISA

    Four Steps Process

    01

    Eligibility Check

    Make sure you check your eligibility to see if you meet all the criteria and requirements for this visa.

    Requirements to check including: have a sponsor with the certain circumstances for your child, meet the financial, health and character requirement, have no debt, etc.

    02

    Sponsorship application

    You would need to lodge the sponsorship application first through your IMMI account.

    Once this sponsorship got granted, you can continue to the next step.

    03

    Visa Application

    After you make sure that you have fulfilled the requirements, you can then gather all the required and additional documents to complete and support your application.

    You can apply online and should be outside of Australia within 6 months of sponsorship approval.

    04

    Visa Outcome

    This visa generally takes between 87 days – 4 months to be granted.

    If successful, you can enter Australia between 3-5 years, depending on types of application you applied.

    If got refused, the DHA will inform you in writing.

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    Let Us Help You With Your 870 Visa Application

    To apply for this visa is time consuming and pricey. Once you feel that you are eligible for this visa, please engage us to be your migration agent to take care of your application so you will not experience refusal of your visa application.

    ONE derland consulting will take the time and compile all documents needed and guarantee that your application is 100% ready before submitting, ensuring a positive outcome for your visa application.

    Contact us through the form below to take the first step of your journey to Australia.

      Your Name

      E-mail Address

      Phone Number

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