subclass 115/ 835
Remaining Relative Visa

  • This visa allows you to
  • remain in Australia indefinitely
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Remaining Relative Visa (subclass 115 / 835)


This permanent residence visa lets people to stay in Australia to live with their only close family member. You must be a single person to apply this visa.

You must be sponsored to apply. You may be in or outside Australia when you apply. Through this visa, Australian government has provided an opportunity to re-unite with family members in Australia.

Summary of Criteria (Eligibility)

You must:

  • Be single without any dependents.
  • Be sponsored by eligible sponsor.
  • Meet health requirements.
  • Meet character requirements.
  • Be able to secure Assurance of Support.


You can:

  • Live in Australia permanently.
  • Get government benefits.
  • Sponsor eligible relatives.
  • Apply Australian citizenship upon become eligible.
  • Get Medicare benefits.

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FAQ(s) about migrating to Australia under family visa categories

Immigration to Australia
What is ‘capping and queueing’?

‘Capping and Queueing’ is a process implemented by the immigration department of Australia for granting some of family category visas e.g. parent visa. Immigration department determines certain number of visas for each financial year for some visa and after reaching that number of visa grant, other pending applications are queued to be processed next year.

I am married to an Australian citizen/PR just now. Can I apply partner visa right now or do I need to wait for some time?

You may apply partner visa now if you satisfy all other criteria. Marriage is just one of the criteria need to be satisfied.

Can I apply partner visa even if I am not married to my partner?

You may or you may not. There are many other circumstances and criteria need to be considered. Each case requires case-to-case advise.

Can my parents apply parents visa (permanent) if ‘Balance of Family’ test is not satisfied but I sponsor them?

Sponsorship is mandatory for ‘Parents Visa’ application; hence it does not create any specific additional advantage. Balance of Family test is also compulsory to be satisfied.