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Relative Visas

Subclass 114, 115, 838 & 835

Relative Visas Subclass's 114, 115, 838 & 835

If you want to move to and live permanently in Australia because you are;

  • aged and financially dependent on a relative living in Australia, or;

  • your and your partner's only remaining relatives live in Australia and you wish to be near them.

1. Eligibility:

You might be able to get this visa if you are related to:

  • An Australian citizen, or

  • An Australian permanent resident, or

  • An eligible New Zealand citizen.

Furthermore;

Your relative in Australia is 18 years of age or above.

2. Sponsors:

To apply for the relative visa you need to have a sponsor who is lawfully living in Australia for a reasonable period of time. The sponsor will have further eligibility requirements depending on your visa subclass.

Assurance of Support:

You will be asked to provide an assurance of support to apply for a relative visa.

Relative Visa Options:
 

There are various Relative Visa options depending on your circumstances and where you are applying from:

  1. Aged Dependant Relative Visa Subclass 114 (Applying outside Australia)

  2. Remaining Relative Visa Subclass 115 (Applying outside Australia)

  3. Aged Dependant Relative Visa Subclass 838 (Applying from within Australia)

  4. Remaining Relative Visa Subclass 835 (Applying from within Australia)

 
Aged Dependant Relative Visa Subclass 114 (Applying outside Australia)

You Must meet the following requirements:

  • You are the Australian pension age

  • You are applying from outside Australia

  • You are sponsored by a relative or their partner who lives in Australia (see sponsor requirements above)

  • You are not married or in a de-facto relationship

  • You meet dependency requirements

  • You meet the age requirements

  • You have an assurance of support from your sponsor

  • You meet health and character requirements

Family members of the applicant may also be eligible for the visa due to their family relationship with the visa applicant.

 
Remaining Relative Visa Subclass 115 (Applying outside Australia)

You Must meet the following requirements:

  • You do not have any other near relatives living anywhere in the world

  • You are applying from outside Australia

  • Have your only near relatives living in Australia

  • You are sponsored by a near relative or their partner who lives in Australia (see sponsor requirements above)

  • You have an assurance of support from your sponsor

  • You meet health and character requirements

Family members of the applicant may also be eligible for the visa due to their family relationship with the visa applicant.

 
Aged Dependant Relative Visa Subclass 838 (Applying from within Australia)

You Must meet the following requirements:

  • Be sponsored by a relative or their partner who lives in Australia

  • You are the Australian pension age

  • Not be married or in a de facto relationship

  • Meet dependency requirements

  • Meet age requirements

  • Have an assurance of support

  • Meet health and character requirements

Family members of an applicant for an Aged Dependent Relative Visa (subclass 838) may also be eligible for the visa because of their family relationship with the visa applicant.

 
Remaining Relative Visa Subclass 835 (Applying from within Australia)

You Must meet the following requirements:

  • Have your only near relatives living in Australia

  • Be sponsored by an eligible near relative or their partner who lives in Australia

  • Have an assurance of support

  • Meet health and character requirements

Family members of an applicant for a Remaining Relative Visa (subclass 835) may also be eligible for the visa because of their family relationship with the visa applicant.

 
These visa categories are subject to capping and the Minister of Home Affairs may limit the no. of people that may be granted these visas. If the cap limit has reached for the category of visa you are applying for, you will go into a queue and must wait till more places become available. This could be many years and you will need to continue to meet visa requirements.