If you are a resident of Australia,then you can sponsor your parents to come and stay with you. Migration agency in Brisbane has specified the provision of Temporary Sponsored Parent visa. According to VISA Consultant In Brisbane, the TSPV is a great way for the children settled in Australia to look after their parents.
Temporary Sponsored Parent visa
Regulations related to it
Eligibility: the parent should have an approved sponsor.
They will not be required to pass the ‘balance of family test’ in the Migration Regulations.
They will not be required to pay Assurance of Support (AoS).
It is assumed that the parents will be financially supported by the sponsor. The health and well-being of the parents will be looked after by the sponsor. Any financial aspects related to it will be handled by the sponsor.
The parents will be required to have health insurance for the period they will be staying in Australia.
They will need to furnish information about any criminal history, family violence in particular.
The visa aims to extend an opportunity to the parent of Australian citizens while protecting the interest of the Australian citizens.
Its terms ensure that the Australian community does not have to bear the health care costs of the parents.
The sponsors will be completely responsible for bearing the health-related expenses of the parents. If the costs are not paid, they will be considered as outstanding public health debt.
If the debt is not settled by the sponsor, the State, Territory or local government authority can pursue the matter through a court. Therefore adequate health insurance must be taken care of.
The TSPV allows a visa holder to stay in Australia for up to five years without departing. The visa also allows multiple entries if the visa holder wants to depart and re-enter Australia, provided their visa is in the validity period. If the visa ceases, the parents will be required to depart and will not be allowed to stay under any circumstances.
TSPV holders are eligible for a second TSPV, which can be up to five years, but it requires the parents to leave Australia for a minimum 90 consecutive days before applying for the second TSPV. If the TSPV holder is not able to depart Australia before the visa expiry due to some unavoidable circumstances, the sponsor can request to the authorities to permit the visa holder to apply for a further TSPV in Australia, apply for an alternative visa
In case the visa is refused, then the parents will be required to leave. Parents desirous of living permanently with their children will need to seek other visa options.
Right to privacy
The TSPV is the first of its kind as it is linked to the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2018. It requires the sponsor to apply for approval before the visa application of the visa applicant. It requires sharing of information between the sponsors and the visa applicants.
Under this act, the sponsors and visa applicants are required to share their police records and details of migration-related activities with other application parties. They are also required to share this information with the prescribed Commonwealth and State and Territory agencies. This implies that the Department will have any authority to divulge relevant information between the parties.
It will also have the right to refuse the application if applicable. This provision has been made to ensure that there should be no problem for elderly parents. It protects them from getting exposed to family violence. It also aims to protect the children in the family which has a record of domestic violence. The information about police check will determine if the department should proceed with the sponsorship or visa application process.
Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states: Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or another opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or another status.
Then, sponsor applicants should meet a minimum income threshold to ensure that the sponsored parents will get sufficient benefits like accommodation, living costs, adequate healthcare, and aged care if required. All their needs must be met during their stay in Australia. The income threshold will be determined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics depending upon the average weekly earnings of the sponsor. If the sponsor is unable to meet the requirements, they can consider other visa options which can help their parents to visit them.