Sponsored Parent Visa SC 870

Sponsored Parent Visa SC 870

The Sponsored Parent Visa SC 870 lets parents of eligible Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or eligible New Zealand citizens visit Australia for a period of 3 to 5 years. This visa is an ideal alternative for reuniting parents and their children in Australia temporarily. While you cannot work in Australia while you hold this visa, you are not required to meet any Balance of Family Test.

Application Process

An eligible sponsor must first sponsor the applicant for this visa. Once the sponsorship has been approved, the applicant can then apply for this visa. The applicant must not be in Australia while applying for this visa and must submit their application within 6 months. If you are granted the permission to apply from Australia,you must apply within 60 days after the sponsorship approval.


  • You must be sponsored by an eligible Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must apply for this visa online
  • Once your sponsorship has been approved, you must apply within 6 months.
  • You must not be in Australia while applying for this visa.
  • You  must not work in Australia during your stay in the country.
  • Should have a Health Insurance
  • Should meet the health and character requirements


  • This visa lets you stay in Australia for 3 to 5 years
  • This is a temporary visa that reunites applicants with their children and stay with them up to 5 years
  • You can apply for further visas to accommodate your stay upto 10 years.


The Sponsored Parent Visa SC 870 is a temporary visa. You can stay in Australia for 3 to 5 years. Visa holders are not applicable to apply for the Permanent Parent Visa while holding this visa. By applying for further visas, you can stay for up to a total of 10 years.