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How to increase your chances of getting a Subclass 835 visa

If you are the last remaining relative of an Australian permanent resident or citizen you may be able to reunite with your family in Australia via the Remaining Relative Visa – Subclass 835. Our professional consultant will provide useful information in this article. Keep reading to find out.

What is a Subclass 835 visa?


The Remaining Relative visa – Subclass 835 is a permanent visa. It lets people stay in Australia to be with their only close family members. You are required to be onshore when lodging your visa application.


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What is a Subclass 835 visa?


This is the main difference between Subclass 835 and Subclass 115 visa (required to lodge the visa application offshore).

Benefits of a Subclass 835 visa

The most amazing benefit of a Subclass 835 visa is to be able to reunite with your family in Australia. However, there are other wonderful benefits that this 835 visa can provide.


Residence benefits
    • Stay in Australia permanently.
    • Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
Free entries benefits
    • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date the visa is granted. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.
    • You will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
Social security benefitsEnroll in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare.
Education benefitsHaving full study and work rights.
Sponsor family member benefitsCan sponsor another eligible family member.


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Benefits when holding a Subclass 835 visa


For more information about the benefits of the Subclass 835 visa, book your consulting appointment with VEM today!

Requirements of a Remaining Relative visa – Subclass 835

To be able to apply for this visa, you must fulfill the following requirements


For the applicantWhen the application is lodgedMust be inside Australia.
When the application is granted

For the applicant and the sponsor

    • The sponsor must be a close relative to the applicant such as biological parents or step-parents, siblings, or stepbrother/sister. In many cases, if the sponsor is the spouse of those listed people, that person is also eligible.
    • Besides the sponsor, the applicant has no other close relatives.
Health and characterMust meet the health and character requirements.
    • Have no criminal background.
    • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government.

For the sponsor

NationalityMust be a settled Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
AgeMust be at least 18 years old.
Visa backgroundHave not sponsored another person to Australia with Subclass 835, Subclass 115, Subclass 104, Subclass 806.


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Requirements of a Subclass 835 visa


Here at VEM, Mr. Phong Cao – our professional migration consultant who is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877) – will consult and instruct you directly throughout your visa process. Therefore, he’ll help you understand whether you fit these visa requirements or not.

If not, you’ll be advised to opt for other Family visas.

Cost of a Subclass 835 visa


Types of charges and feesThe amount of money (AUD)
For the visa applicantFor the accompany member
First installment4,560AUD
    • Over 18 years old: 2,280AUD
    • Under 18 years old: 1,145AUD
Second installment2,065AUD2,065AUD/person

Note: The 835 visa fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.


If your application is rejected, you won’t be able to receive a refund. Thus, you are strongly recommended to choose a professional migration agency to work on your visa lodgement.


Processing times of a Subclass 835 visa

There is no standard processing time currently available for this visa subclass. However, you must prepare your documents properly before lodging your visa application to avoid visa refusal.

Thanks to being a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648), Mr. Phong Cao is able to receive the latest news about any new changes or adjustments. That’s why you should follow our Fanpage or Youtube page to stay updated.

Or if you don’t want to wait that long, contact our hotline so that our consultant will answer your questions immediately.

Step-by-step of a Subclass 835 visa

  • Step 1: Check to see if the applicant meets the requirements or not.
  • Step 2: Gather documents.
  • Step 3: Make the application and pay for the first installment (in Australia).
  • Step 4: Your application is considered and placed in the queue.
  • Step 5: Add other required documents and pay for the second installment.
  • Step 6: A Subclass 835 is granted (in Australia).


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Process of a Subclass 835 visa


What documents and papers are required when it comes to a Subclass 835 visa?

These are what you should prepare before lodging your Subclass 835 visa application.


For the applicant and the sponsor

Proof of your relationship
    • Copies of certified household registration book.
    • Copies of certified marriage certificate (if any).
    • Copies of certified adoption documents (if any).
Health and characterProof that you both meet the health and requirements of Australia.
The applicantIdentification papers
    • Copies of your certified birth certificate.
    • Copies of your certified passport (within a 6-month period starting from the beginning of your visa application).
    • Card images.
    • ID card.
    • Proof that you’ve changed name before (if any).

The sponsor

Identification papers

    • ID card.
    • Proof that you’re a settled Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident.

Fill in form 40.

All of VEM’s clients will be instructed about these papers.


The Australian Department of Home Affairs always encourages applicants to prepare their documents carefully and properly before making the application to avoid any unnecessary incidents.

The difference between a Subclass 835 and a Subclass 115 visa

Many families who want to sponsor another family member to Australia are struggling to find a suitable visa for their situation. They contemplate between a Subclass 835 visa and a Subclass 115 visa. VEM will tell you a simple way to distinguish between the two.

  • If the applicant chooses to apply offshore: a Subclass 115 visa is suitable.
  • If the applicant chooses to apply onshore: a Subclass 835 visa is suitable.

Frequently asked questions

Can I sponsor another family member with a Subclass 835 visa?

Yes, you can if that family member is eligible.

Does my sponsor have any obligations?

The answer is yes. That obligation is quite similar to a Subclass 115 visa. The sponsor must support the applicants in accommodation, food, and drink, etc in the first two years in Australia.

Is a Subclass 835 visa a temporary visa or a permanent visa?

A Subclass 835 visa is a permanent visa that allows the sponsor’s last remaining relative to migrate to Australia.

Is it necessary for a sponsor to support me while I live in Australia?

Yes, it’s compulsory. The sponsor must carry out their obligations to support you for the first two years in Australia or else the Subclass 835 visa grant will be canceled.

If my Subclass 835 visa is granted, can I continue to sponsor another person to Australia?

For more detailed information, make sure you contact VEM so that our migration consultant can provide specific advice according to your own case.


VEM hopes this article gives you a clear understanding of a Subclass 835 visa. You can also check out our Subclass 115 visa article on our website for more consideration.

If there are any further questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or call us via our hotline. VEM will contact you back as soon as possible.


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