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Temporary Parent visa (3/5 year) has been announced today

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The long awaited Temporary Parent visa (3/5 year) has been announced today - to start 17th April 2019

 

The visa application requires that the Sponsor is approved before the visa application can be submitted.

Sponsors must meet the following criteria:

  • the sponsor/parent relationship requirements (ie: a parent must be the biological, adoptive, or step-parent of the sponsor and a step-parent can only apply if they are still in a married/de facto relationship with a biological parent of the sponsor)
  • be aged at least 18 years of age
  • be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who has been usually resident in Australia for four years
  • have met any prior sponsorship obligations
  • have no adverse information unless it is reasonable to disregard the information
  • have no debts to the Commonwealth or public health debts unless appropriate arrangements have been made for payment
  • a minimum household income threshold (based on the income of the sponsor, or the combined income of the sponsor and their spouse/partner and/or another child of the parent)
  • provide police clearances for any country they have spent more than 12 months cumulatively in during the past 10 years 
  • authorise information to be shared with the visa applicant.

Sponsors must also agree to comply with sponsorship obligations in relation to the parent(s) they are sponsoring.

Sponsorship cost

The sponsorship application fee is $420.

 

Visa eligibility

 

There is No 'Balance of Family' requirement for this visa.   Note also that this visa will not allow the visa holder to work in Australia

 

Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa applicants must:

  • be sponsored by a person who is an approved parent sponsor
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be outside Australia (unless invited in writing to apply by the Department), for at least 90 days if the applicant holds or has previously held a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
  • not have engaged in payment for visas conduct
  • provide evidence of access to funds
  • provide evidence of health insurance
  • not have an outstanding public health debt (unless appropriate arrangements have been made to repay the debt)
  • satisfy health, character, and national security requirements.

Unlike permanent Parent visas, there is no Balance of Family Test requirement for this visa, meaning a visa applicant is not required to have more than half of their children residing in Australia.

 

How long you can stay

The visa allows parents to stay in Australia temporarily for a period of up to five years at a time. A parent must be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to apply for a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. A parent will be able to hold visas up to a total stay in Australia of 10 years, reflecting that the visa is a temporary visa and does not lead to permanent residence.

Parents who have held Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visas for the cumulative maximum 10 year period must either depart Australia or apply for another visa that will allow them to remain in Australia. They will not be eligible for grant of a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

The visa application charge is:

  •     $5,000 for a visa of up to three years’ duration; or
  •     $10,000 for a visa of up to five years’ duration.

The visa application charge is payable in two instalments, with one payment at time of application and the remainder paid prior to visa grant.
 

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Ike

Thanks Tee, what happens if you have already applied for a 143 and are waiting. October 2015, current rate still looking at 18 months. 

Can we take our container.  Are we consider permanent, can we open a bank account. 

 

Many thanks, Mike. 

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TeeTMI

The full legislation has not yet been published to be able to provide any absolutes. 
The Dept of Home Affairs general information states 'Parents are still eligible to apply for Visitor visas and/or permanent Parent visas.'

 

This is a temporary visa you would not be considered permanent residents on this visa. 

However, other temporary residents e.g. 457 / 482 visa holders often come with their furniture and would be able to open bank accounts in Australia (adding a word of caution, should your 143 not be granted for any reason then you would have moved your belongings to Australia).  

 

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Jelly

Hi TeeTMI

 

Thanks for this post - it is very interesting. I have a couple of questions:

  1. Any idea re: processing times? I would hope much shorter than the 143 processing times?
  2. Can parents come over on this temporary visa, then apply for a permanent 143 visa, and remain in Australia until the outcome of the permanent 143 visa?

Thanks

Jelly

 

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4 hours ago, Jelly said:

Hi TeeTMI

 

Thanks for this post - it is very interesting. I have a couple of questions:

  1. Any idea re: processing times? I would hope much shorter than the 143 processing times?
  2. Can parents come over on this temporary visa, then apply for a permanent 143 visa, and remain in Australia until the outcome of the permanent 143 visa?

Thanks

Jelly

 

 

1) No idea at this stage - even the processing times that are provided by the Dept of Home Affairs are guidelines based upon how long it has taken them to process the visas that they are currently granting - it may or may not apply into the future.

2) There would not be a bridging visa applicable to that option, the temporary visa is not aimed at people aiming to remaining permanently. 

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TeeTMI

Just updating this post.

Yesterday the Dept of Home Affairs issued some new regulations which would allow the parent (assuming eligible, plus needs to occur within 60 days of the sponsorship being approved) to lodge a Temporary Parent visa (3/5 year) from within Australia enabling them to wait in Australia on a Bridging Visa for the application to be processed. 

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