If you’re living in Australia was a citizen, permanent residency to eligible New Zealand resident, great news in that a new visa has been announced to allow your parents to come to Australia temporarily!
On 1 March 2019, it was announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019 and once the sponsorship has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019*
This is great news with timelines for parent visas getting longer and more expensive, this provides a means for parents to come to Australia and spend time with family!
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.
The new visa will allow parents to remain in Australia for a longer period of time (up to five years at a time without departing) which is a lot more than current tourist visa options.
For more information on this great new parent visa, contact EMSA today (firstname.lastname@example.org)