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Introducing a temporary visa ​for parents

The submission period in response to the discussion paper, closed on midnight, Monday 31 October 2016 (AEDT).

On Friday 5 May 2017, the Government announced the introduction of the new temporary sponsored parent visa for parents of Australians during the 2017–18 Migration Program year. The new visa will allow Australians to sponsor their parents to stay in Australia for up to five years at a time.

For more information see:Introducing the temporary sponsored parent visa