Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
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Visa and Citizenship services are provided to residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan by the Department of Home Affairs in Hong Kong.


  1. Commencement of the new five year subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

    The Australian government has announced a new long stay temporary visa for parents of Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents. The visa provides parents (biological, adoptive, and step-parents) with a new pathway to temporarily reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia, and addresses concerns about the limited number of Parent places in the permanent migration program. To be eligible for the new visa, a parent must be sponsored by their Australian citizen (or permanent resident) child. The program will open for sponsorship applications from 17 April 2019, and once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will, from 1 July 2019, be able to apply online (through ImmiAccount) for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa.

    Once granted, the visa allows parents to remain in Australia for up to five years at a time without departing. A parent must then be outside Australia for at least 90 days before being eligible to apply for a further Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa, and parents will be able to hold visas up to a total stay in Australia of 10 years.

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  2. Scam Phone Calls
    We are concerned by recent scam phone calls, claiming to be from the Department of Home Affairs, with the caller requesting money to progress visa applications. For more details, please click


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Page Last Updated: 16 August 2019