Remaining Relative (115 and 835) Visas

This is a permanent visa that allows people to settle in Australia to be with their only remaining near relatives. This visa allows a person with all relatives ‘settled’ in Australia to be sponsored to come to Australia by a close relative.

This visa class is subject to a severe cap and an outcome is expected to take many years.

A remaining relative is a person who:

  • All parents, siblings and non-dependent children (including step-relationships) are settled in Australia
  • If the person has a partner, then the partner’s parents, siblings and non-dependent children (including step relationships) are also settled in Australia.

You must be outside of Australia to apply for the 115 visa and inside Australia to apply for the 835.

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