Indian family in park

For migrant families the cost of having their overseas parents come to stay for up to three years has just jumped to $5000 from the previous $140. 

The new subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa allows grandparents to visit their families in Australia and will cost $5,000 and $10,000 for a three-year and five-year visa respectively and will be subject to an annual cap of 15,000.

The previous visa was only valid for two years and cost $140. A new longer stay visa system was lobbied for by the migrant community in the 2016 federal election but the new longer visa is unaffordable for many migrant families.

See the full story at SBS News.

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