17 Apr New Parents visa of Australian migrants in April 2019
The anticipated subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) Visa will be available from 17 April 2019. The new visa allow parents of migrants in Australia to visit their family on a temporary basis for up to 10 years. Under the new visa, parents of migrants would be able to choose between a three-year visa that comes at a cost of $5,000 and a five-year visa with a $10,000 fee. There will be an opportunity for a single renewal with the number of visas subject to an annual cap of 15,000.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman said the new visa demonstrates the Government’s commitment to migrant communities. “This new visa will help families reunite and spend time together,” Mr Coleman said. “It will provide a new pathway for parents and grandparents to visit their families in Australia, which will deliver great social benefits to the Australian community.
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. Only two parents can be sponsored for this visa at a time. The child will act as a financial guarantor for the time their parents remain in Australia. This means the child is legally responsible for any debts to taxpayers as a result of any medical emergencies. “This new visa will ensure family reunions are possible for many migrant families across Australia, while protecting taxpayers with strict guidelines to ensure all public health debts including hospital and aged care fees are recovered by the Australian Government,” Mr Coleman said.
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