Australian Embassy

Visa Checklist - Other Family Migration

Applying for Family Migration – "Other" Categories 

Aged Dependent Relative (subclass 114)
Remaining Relative – (subclass 115)
Carer – (subclass 116)

Who should apply for these visas?

The “other family migration” visas are for an aged dependant relative, remaining relative, or a carer of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to enter and/or remain permanently in Australia. The type of visa you should apply for depends on the type of relationship between you and your sponsor.

The “Links” below provide further general information about these categories, and it is strongly recommended that you read this information.  

Capping and Queuing Arrangements

In the 2010–11 Migration Program year, the number of Other Family category visa places has been reduced from 2500 to 750. The final proportion of Other Family visa places allocated between applicants applying in and outside Australia is dependent on a number of factors, including client response times.

To ensure equity, all Other Family category visa applications are assessed in order of lodgement, assigned a 'queue date' and then placed in the queue for the relevant visa subclass. Applicants are advised of their queue date when they reach this stage.

The queue date is the date that the application was assessed as meeting the initial criteria for an Other Family category visa. When a queue date has been assigned it is fixed and the application cannot be given priority ahead of other applications. Applications are then considered for grant in order of their queue date as places become available.

Also See:

Checklist - The following documents should be included with your application 

(Links are below)

   Application form (Form 47OF). Check that this is fully completed and signed 
   Sponsorship form (Form 40). Check that this is fully completed and signed 
   If there are dependents over the age of 18 yrs, completed and signed form (Form 47A)
   The visa application fee
   The Application form (Form 47OF) includes a checklist. Include everything that appears on that checklist 
   For the Remaining Relative and Carer categories, include a single status certificate from the local government authority
   For the Aged Dependent Relative category, you must demonstrate that you are wholly or substantially dependent on your Australian relative for financial support for the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing, or that you have a disability which prevents you from working, and that the support has been provided for a reasonable period (normally 3 years). If you are claiming financial dependency, documented evidence of the transfer of funds on a regular basis over a reasonable period will need to be provided to support your claim.  


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