Parent Visa

Last Remaining Relative Visa 115

This permanent visa lets people move to Australia to be with their only close family members.


  • You must be sponsored by an eligible parent or step-parent, sibling or step-sibling, or an eligible partner of your relative
  • Not have other near relatives
  • Have assurance of support
  • Meet the health requirement
  • Meet the character requirement
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused
  • Sign the Australian values statement
  • We will not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18



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    The visa subclass 115 is commonly known as the Last Remaining Relative visa. It is structured for individuals who live outside Australia but wish to stay permanently in Australia with their near relatives.

    If your near relative is a permanent resident or an Australian citizen, or an eligible New Zealand citizen, usually residing in Australia, you are eligible to apply for the visa. It is an offshore visa process, unlike subclass 835, which is an onshore visa.

    At Southern Stone, we have a team of visa immigration agents who are experienced and trained to counsel you. We will examine your eligibility regarding the visa requirements and guide you with essential techniques to ensure a favourable outcome. We also offer other parent visa services like contributory parent visa 143, 864, 804, and 173.

    Why Apply For A Visa Subclass 115?

    The subclass 115 visa provides you with a permanent permit to the country. It allows its holder to:

    • Apply for Australian citizenship on completing the eligibility criteria.
    • Stay in Australia as a permanent resident
    • Study and work in the country.
    • Travel to and from the country as a permanent resident for five years from the visa grant date.
    • Enrol in the Government healthcare scheme.

    If you hold a permanent visa, you can enjoy almost all the same facilities as citizens of the country. You must fulfil all the requirements attached to the visa conditions. Book an appointment with our professional 115 visa consultants for assistance on a visa application. We will make your visa journey hassle-free through our up-to-date knowledge and a thorough analysis of your eligibility and visa conditions.

    What Are Last Family Member Visa Requirements?

    To be eligible for a subclass 115 visa application, you must meet the department’s requirements.

    • As per the eligibility norms, your only near relative (parent, step-parent, sibling, step-sibling, or partner) must sponsor you after getting a sponsorship approval by the department. Your visa application may get rejected or cancelled if:
      • Your near relative usually lives outside Australia
      • Your near relative lives in Australia on a temporary visa. Temporary visa also includes bridging visa.
    • You must have a letter of assurance from your sponsor, confirming you will not depend on the Australian Government to stay in the country.
    • You and your sponsor must pay back all dues to the Australian Government.
    • You will have to sign a values statement confirming that you will obey the Australian laws and living rules.
    • You will have to meet the health and character requirements based on the subclass 115 visa conditions.
    • You should not have a history of cancelled visas because it may lead to the visa application rejection.
    • You should not marry or make a de facto relationship before entering Australia on visa 115.

    The following relatives are defined as near relatives based on the 115 visa conditions:

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

    You must be able to convince the department that the visa grant is in your best interest so that that they can make a favourable decision on your visa application.

    Book A Consultation With Us

    At Southern Stone, we believe in counselling and not selling. Our visa consultant will communicate with you to understand your preferences and requirements.

    We will guide you throughout your successful migration journey with our updated knowledge of the latest changes in immigration policies and laws. Other than subclass 115, we can also assist you in partner visa, skilled independent visa, subclass 190, employer sponsored visa and more. Contact us on 1300 188 999 or fill in our online form to find out more.

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