This visa allows a person whose only near relatives are living in Australia to migrate and live permanently in Australia. Near relative include your parents, your partner’s parents, step-parents, brother, sister, step-brother or step-sister, child or step-child above 18 and is not a dependent child or child or step-child below 18 but is not in your or your partner’s daily care and control.

 

Who is eligible:

  • Your relative or his/her partner in Australia must be your only near relatives.
  • An eligible near relative or his/her partner will sponsor you and all your dependents in your application
  • Your sponsor must provide an Assurance of Support AoS
  • Meet all the health and character requirements.

 

Your sponsor:

  • Must be 18 years or above and
  • Settled in Australia as an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and
  • Cannot have sponsored another person for Remaining Relative Visa 115 or 838, Preferential Family Visa 104 or Family Visa 806
  • Must give you an Assurance of Support

 

What can you do with the Visa:

  • Reside in Australia permanently
  • Travel in and out of Australia for five years
  • Eligible for Medicare (the healthcare system subsidised by the Australian government.
  • Apply for citizenship when eligible