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Remaining Relative Visa (Subclass) 115

The subclass 115 visa is designed for those individuals who live outside the country and wish to stay permanently with their only near relatives in Australia.

If an applicant’s only near relative is: an Australian citizen or permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, usually residing in Australia, they qualify to apply for a remaining relative (subclass 115) visa in Australia. This is an offshore visa process. While Subclass 835 is an onshore visa.

Why to apply for a Remaining Relative Visa 115

Subclass 115 visa (remaining relative) is a permanent permit to the country. This visa allows its holder to-

  • Stay in Australia as a Permanent Australian Resident
  • Apply for Australian Citizenship (On being eligible)
  • Travel to and fro from Australia as a permanent resident for five years from the date of grant of the visa (If the applicant travels out of Australia after the said period, they will need to apply for another visa for being able to return to Australia
  • Study and work in Australia
  • Enrol in the Australian public healthcare scheme, Medicare.

The holder of a permanent visa has similar entitlements as the citizens of the country, except a few. There are specific requirements attached to the visa conditions, which the applicant must abide by. Contact our professional 115 visa consultants for details on visa conditions and eligibility.

What is the Eligibility for Subclass Visa 115

To be eligible to apply for a subclass 115 visa, the applicant must meet the Department’s requirements for the visa category.

  • As per the eligibility norms, the candidate must be sponsored by their only near relatives (i.e-their eligible parent/step-parent, sibling/step-sibling, or partner). The sponsorship needs to be approved by the Department for a successful visa grant. The applicant might get refused for this visa if they are found to have :
    • A near relative who usually lives outside Australia, or
    • A near relative who lives in Australia on a temporary visa or unlawfully. Temporary visas include bridging visas.
  • The candidate must obtain a letter of assurance from the sponsor, confirming they will not depend on the Australian Government to stay in the country.
  • The candidate and their sponsor must have paid back all the dues to the Australian Government (if there is any) or have made adequate payment arrangements.
  • The applicant must sign a values statement to confirm they will obey the Australian laws and living rules.
  • The candidate must meet the health and character requirements as set by the 115 visa conditions.
  • The applicant must not have a history of cancelled visas as it might lead to rejection of the visa application form.
  • An applicant must not arrive in Australia before the person specified in visa (i.e- the sponsors need to be in Australia before the applicant makes an entry)
  • An applicant must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia on this visa.

As per the 115 Visa conditions, the following relatives are defined as near relatives-

  • Parent or step-parent
  • Partner’s parent or step-parent
  • Sibling or step-sibling
  • The child who is 18 or older and not dependent on you (or step-child)
  • Child or step-child who is under 18 and not in your daily care and control (or your partner’s)

The Department does not consider the extent of association between you and your near relatives when they decide. Further, the Department must be convinced that the visa grant is in the applicant’s best interest to make a favourable decision on the visa application form.

Please book an appointment with our 115 visa immigration agents to ensure your subclass 115 visa. Our immigration agents are trained to counsel the applicants based on their eligibility regarding the visa conditions and requirements.

How to Apply for a Subclass 115 Visa

Before applying for the subclass 115 visa application, the candidate must ensure that they hold a valid passport. If not, it is advisable to secure a new passport before initiating the visa application processing.

The next step lies in the collecting of the relevant evidence as per the visa conditions. The evidence should be complementary to the facts and requirements of the application form.

The duly filled and complete subclass 115 visa application form should be filed with the Department along with the requisite fees. Talk to our 115 visa consultant for accurate filing of all the application information. Our specialized (115) visa consultants dig in the client’s profile and provide all the assistance required. Please schedule an appointment with our 115 visa immigration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

After filing the subclass 115 visa applications, the Department informs the candidate that their application assessment is in place. The Department communicates the decision on the visa application form at the registered mail of the applicants. The rationale behind rejection is also shared with the applicant (in case of rejection).

Processing Time for Subclass 115 Visa

Currently, the processing for the 115 visa application takes a really long time of up to 50 years. But the application scrutiny and approval also depends on the individual’s profile and application status. The application processing is subjected to capping and queuing and takes longer for processing as the demand for a family visa is higher and is based on eligibility.

Communicate with a professional 115 visa immigration agent at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and requirements. The processing time for visa 115 varies –

  • If the application form is not filed correctly
  • If all the documents needed are not furnished, or the Department seeks more information.
  • If the candidate takes more time in providing further information to the Departments as per their requirements.

A permanent visa category is generally thoroughly assessed by the Department than a temporary visa category.

Contact Us

We, at E-Help, don’t sell. We counsel. Our (115) visa consultant communicate with you, screen your profile to understand your preferences, requirements and then to identify the segment that can offer you the highest possibility of successful migration based on your eligibility. We ensure we play an important role and accompany you till the end of your migration journey. Our consultants are frequently updated with the latest changes in immigration laws and policies. They are prepared to offer you timely and accurate advice to make the best possible immigration decision.

Our 115 visa immigration agent will be more than happy to assist you in your range of visa based questions.

Our agents would love to be a part of your journey of converting the Australian dream to reality! To book an appointment with our visa experts, contact us or dial us at 1300 92 33 22.

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