Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)

Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)

This type of visa is for people who have a close relative living in Australia (who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen) but none in any other country.

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  • Requirements

    Applicants must:

    • have a brother, sister, parent (or step-equivalent) who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia
    • have the consent and sponsorship of that family member/relative
    • have no brothers, sisters, non-dependent children, parents (or step-equivalents) other than those in Australia. The same applies for the applicant’s partner/spouse
    • meet health requirements
    • meet character requirements


    Other family members may be included in the application if they meet certain requirements.

    Successful applicants may:

    • work and/or study in Australia
    • receive government benefits such as subsidised healthcare
    • sponsor people for permanent residence (subject to waiting periods and certain restrictions relating to that visa)

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