Remaining Relative Visa
This visa is for people seeking a permanent visa on the basis of being the 'remaining relative' of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
You must be sponsored by your brother, sister, parent (or step-equivalent) or their partner, who is settled and usually resident in Australia.
You and your partner cannot have any other brothers, sisters, parents (or step equivalents), or non-dependent children other than those who are usually resident in Australia and are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
You must have a commitment by a person or an organisation prepared to provide you with an Assurance of Support.
Under Australia's family reunion migration program, remaining relative visa applications have a lower processing priority so you will expect a substantial wait before your application is finalised.
If you are currently in Australia and your last visa does not prevent you from apply for further Australian visa onshore then you can apply for remaining visa while in Australia and be granted a bridging visa for you to stay during the processing of your remaining relative visa.
We provide detailed advice in relation to the most suitable visa option available for your family members and their eligibility to meet the relevant legislative requirements for the visa grant. We assist in simplifying the visa application process so you and your family members can be reunited sooner.
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