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Has anyone had experience with this?  Looking at the requirements I’m thinking it’s not worth applying for but just want to ask. 
Mother in Law in her 60’s both sons live in Australia one a citizen one on has PR. She is divorced for many years. She lives in U.K. and has a sister there and many siblings in N.I.  Does this mean she doesn’t meet the requirements?  
Any idea of the longest stay visa we can get her even if it’s temporary.  I looked at the 12 month visitor visa but from what I can tell she has to leave Australia every three months. 
I’m a bit crap at interpreting so apologies if this is a simple process. 
TIA For any help 

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  My understanding is that you won't get a visa if you have more 'near relatives' living outside Aus.  They don't consider how much contact you have with those relatives (just that they exist).  Near Relatives are classed as - Parent/step parent,  Partners parent/step parent, siblings/step siblings, children/stepchildren. - from what you've written, it seems that she has a number of siblings outside of Aus which would mean she doesn't pass the balance of family test.

It might be worth her speaking to an agent regarding other pathways, I think there are risks to being in Aus long term on temporary visa's and trying to make a life knowing that you could be sent home at any time if a visa isn't renewed.


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Remaining relative doesn’t apply to parents. You need to look at parent visas. They are unfortunately very expensive though

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