The family stream of Australia's Migration Program enables the reunion in Australia of close family members such as spouses, fiancé(e)s interdependent partners, dependent children and adopted children. It also includes certain other family members such as parents, orphan relatives, carers, aged dependent relatives, and remaining relatives.
Aged dependent relative
An aged dependent relative is a person who is old enough to be granted an Australian age pension, who is single and remains dependent on an Australian relative.
For men the qualifying age for an Australian age pension is 65 and for women it is gradually being increased from 60 to 65.
The relative in Australia must be a child, adopted child, parent, brother or sister, grandchild, uncle or aunt, niece or nephew (or step-relative equivalent) of the applicant.
The aged dependent relative must demonstrate that they are wholly or substantially dependent on the Australian relative for financial support for the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. The support must have been provided for a reasonable period (normally three years).
A remaining relative is a person who has no close family ties outside Australia and is the brother, sister, child or step equivalent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
An applicant and spouse (if any) must not have any near relative, other than a near relative who is usually resident in Australia AND is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. A near relative is a parent, sibling, non-dependent child or their step equivalent.
A person who has previously been granted a Subclass 104 (Preferential Family) visa, Subclass 115 (Remaining Relative) visa, Subclass 806 (Family) visa or Subclass 835 (Remaining Relative) visa cannot sponsor an applicant for a remaining relative visa. A person who has previously sponsored a successful applicant for a Subclass 104 (Preferential Family) visa, Subclass 115 (Remaining Relative) visa, Subclass 806 (Family) visa or Subclass 835 (Remaining Relative) visa cannot sponsor another person for a Remaining Relative visa.
A carer is a person willing and able to give substantial, continuing and direct assistance to an Australian relative (or member of their family unit) who has a medical condition that impairs their ability to attend to the practical aspects of daily life.
An Australian relative may be the spouse of the person, or child, adopted child, parent, brother or sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew or step equivalent.
The need for assistance must be likely to continue for at least two years. It must also be shown that the assistance being offe
An assessment of the Australian relative's medical condition must be made by Health Services Australia (HSA). Evidence that the Australian relative has arranged a medical examination with HSA must be provided with the application.
Sponsorship: All applicants in the Other Family category, whether they apply within or outside Australia, must be sponsored. The sponsor must be either an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and would usually be 18 years of age or older.
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