parents temporary visas
When waiting for their permanent resident visas to be granted, there are currently two temporary visa options for parents. Migrant children have to commit to sponsoring their parents. Applicants have a health requirement and a character requirement. In addition, parents are required to have valid Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) during their stay. However, both visas have short validity periods and require parents to leave the country before re-applying.
|Subclass||Visa 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa (Link)||Visa 600 Visitor Visa (Sponsored Family Stream) (Link)|
$5,090 for up to 3 years
$10,180 for up to 4 years
|Cost of sponsorship applications||$420 (In addition, the sponsor must meet the requirement of having a taxable income of $83,454.80 or more).||A security bond may be required.|
The length of the visas granted varies. Some case officers may grant 3 or 5 years (in accordance to the lengths desired by the applicants). But there are Facebook group members who were only granted for 7 months and one year despite having applied for a three-year visa and having paid $5,090.
Visa holders can stay for a maximum of 10 years. But they must leave the country for at least 90 days before being granted another visa.
The length of the visas granted varies. Some were granted a three-month visa. Some were granted a 12-month visa over an 18-month period.
Visa holders cannot stay longer by extending this visa. They must apply for another visa.