Five Year Parent Visa – from 17 April 2019

The new five year sponsored parent visa, the Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa, will be open for application on 17 April 2019.

Parents will be able to stay for up to five years at a time without departing and the Department has announced that up to 15,000 per year will be granted.


  • Sponsorship application: $420
  • Visa application charge: $5,000 for 3 years duration, $10,000 for five years duration 

Other features include:

  • No Balance of Family test will be applied
  • ‘No work’ conditions will be applied
  • Require health insurance 
  • Must provide evidence of access to funds

For more information, contact QLD Immigration on 0409 273 192.

BSMQ temporarily suspends issuing new invitations for business applications

Queensland is temporarily suspending issuing new invitations for the following visas under the Business Innovation and Investment Program from 02/01/2019. BSMQ are not accepting any new EOI’s submitted from this date.

The visa subclasses suspended include:

  • 188 – Business Innovation (188A), Investor (188B)
  • 188 Significant Investor (SIV or 188C)
  • 188 Entrepreneur (188E),
  • 132 – Significant Business History (132 SBH)
  • 132 -Venture Capital Entrepreneur.