Remaing Relative (subclass 115) visa... do I qualify?

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Remaing Relative (subclass 115) visa... do I qualify?


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Old 06-25-2013, 11:36 PM
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Greetings to all

I'm in a difficult (desperate, if I may add) immigration situation currently where I'm living in (all regarding legality & the law's application, nothing criminal whatsoever) & am trying to figure out what my possible options are out there.
If indeed, I can no longer live or stay where I'm at I'd like to know what my chances are for moving to Australia... here's my situation:

First, I've never been or set foot DownUnder & have a hard time figuring out the complexity of the various visas, but also found the one that I might qualify for (subclass 115)... why "might"? Well, here's my family history...

My folks separated when we were kids so my dad & brother (we're now in our 30s) left to live in Oz since my brother was born there & has always been a citizen (my dad eventually became one over 20yrs ago).
On the other hand, my mom remarried to an European & took me with her to his country & we eventually became citizens of that country. However, I left them for the current country that I'm living in now... for whatever reason, things did not work out between my mom & her husband & they divorced. Once she found out where I was she came over & somehow found the right guy & remarried again... anyways, this is where my situation has become complicated because of my previous violation of my status/visa when I remained here without adjusting it.
Even though, my mom is a citizen for almost 10yrs. now, I may still not be able to overcome my passed violation as I'm awaiting their final decision.

So, can a subclass 115 visa help me make the move to Oz to be with my dad & brother? My brother will sponsor me since he's young & working (owns his house & cars) since my dad is now very old & retired. I don't have any special skills that would help me apply for those visas... what else is there besides that Remaining Relative Visa (Offshore)?

I feel overwhelmed in here since most cases here are related to couples/husbands & wives (I'm not getting married & don't have any plans for that)
Should I look into RMA/RAMA since I may not find many answers here?

Thanks a bunch -)


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I don't know if you'd qualify in your situation (I doubt it, since all your living relatives are not in AU). Even if you did, I'm not sure you'd want it. Within the last couple years, they instituted a new cap and queue for this visa that means very few applications go through every year. With the waiting list they already have, my understanding is the current wait for this visa type is 15 YEARS. (No, that's not a typo!) Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Hello there... ouch! I thought I saw 14yrs also while browsing around (yikes... that's like a jail sentence to have to wait that long!!)

So, I guess my timing is off & I'm completely SOL... had I been able to apply "within a couple of years", what was the waiting time back then?
But, then there's the matter of my mom's presence outside of Oz.. does that mean as long as she is living & outside of Oz, no matter the distance between me & her in relationship to my brother/dad, I'll never be able to apply unless she moves there or the law changes??
Even if I were to just visit & try to apply onshore, still not a chance???

That is quite disappointing/sad... looks like I won't be able to live by/near any of my family once I move out of here (is there another planet earth by any chance )

Well, time to start planning elsewhere as well...


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Sorry, aTu, but I believe that's correct. You may want to just run it past a migration agent and make sure. Any chance you could train up on a skill they need in Oz and get a visa that way? Just a thought.

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lol, CG... I don't think I'll have enough time to train for anything worthwhile within a few weeks or 2-3 months if things happen suddenly & I must leave.
I'll try looking up a RMA just to be sure... unless there's one around here who can answer that part(?)
I was thinking about going back to my native islands & wait it out there since it'd make my presence much closer to Oz than my mom's location (unfortunately, that'd be all in vain)... so, if I do go home, it's for good (happiest place on earth, so they say ) - at least, I can put myself into full retirement mode since the cost of living is much lower there compare to where I'm at & I haven't worked a day in over 4yrs
Maybe that's a better idea cause I hear/know for fact that it's even higher/worse Downunder... best to just make the 2hr flight over there on a visitor's visa to spend time with them whenever necessary.
We shall see how things work out from here...

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