ImmiAccount down 30 June 2019; Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa opens 1 July 2019

ImmiAccount down 30 June 2019; Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa opens 1 July 2019

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the online platform to lodge many Australian visa applications, ImmiAccount, will shut down for system maintenance on the night of 30 June 2019. This will be to not only adjust visa application charges as most will increase from 1 July 2019, but to also add the visa application forms for the Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, which will be the first internet application for parent visas.

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Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa regulations released

Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa regulations released

The regulations for the Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa were finally made known, making it the fourth new visa subclass revealed this week. The requirements for both becoming a family sponsor and to be granted a visa demonstrate the seriousness of complying with sponsor obligations and visa conditions to be approved a further 870 visa in the future.

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Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa set to commence 17 April 2019

Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa set to commence 17 April 2019

Without any official media release or accompanying regulations, the requirements for the new Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa has been listed on the Department of Home Affairs’ website and is set to commence on 17 April 2019. Of interest might be the criteria of becoming an approved family sponsor as it could offer a preview for what is in store for other family visas.

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