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Minister for Immigration David Coleman has announced on 01 March 2019 that a new five year sponsored parent visa, the Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa, will be open for applications on 17 April 2019. This visa is designed to address current community concerns regarding the limited number of parent places in the migration program and the associated lengthy waiting periods. Eligible 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 visas per year will be granted under this program. Fees applicable for this visa