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Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)

This permanent visa lets people move to Australia to be with their only close family members.

The Remaining Relative 115 visa is intended for individuals who are the only ones living in their native country after all of their close relatives have relocated to Australia.

When the application is submitted and the visa is approved, the applicants must be outside of Australia (offshore).

Remaining Relative visa 115

Sponsorship and Eligibility:

  • You must be sponsored by an eligible parent, step-parent, sibling, step-sibling, or partner of your relative.
  • Sponsorship approval is mandatory.

Near Relatives and Visa Grant Criteria:

  • The visa will not be granted if you or your partner have a near relative residing outside Australia or in Australia on a temporary visa (excluding Eligible New Zealand citizens).
  • Near relatives with temporary visas encompass bridging visas.

Assurance of Support:

  • Obtain an assurance of support to ensure self-sufficiency post-entry, applicable to you and accompanying family members.
  • The timing for providing assurance of support will be communicated by immigration authorities.

Health, Character, and Financial Compliance:

  • Fulfill health and character requirements.
  • Clear any outstanding debts owed to the Australian Government.
  • No visa cancellations or prior application refusals.
  • Sign the Australian values statement.

Visa Privileges:

  • Indefinite stay in Australia.
  • Work and study opportunities.
  • Enrolment in Australia’s Medicare healthcare scheme.
  • Sponsorship rights for bringing relatives to Australia.
  • Eligibility for Australian citizenship, if applicable.
  • Newly arrived residents may experience a waiting period for specific government payments.

Travel Flexibility:

  • Unlimited travel to and from Australia for 5 years from the visa grant date.
  • Renewal beyond the initial 5-year period requires a Resident Return Visa (RRV).
  • Consider Australian citizenship for visa-free entry; obtain an Australian passport.

Duration of Stay:

  • Permanent residency upon entry to Australia or when the visa is granted.

Family Inclusion:

  • Include family members in your application during submission or at any point before the decision.
  • Provide details of all family members, irrespective of migration intentions.


  • Visa cost starts from AUD4,990.00.
  • Additional charges for each accompanying family member.
  • Payment divided into 2 instalments.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass 115)


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