The Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117/837 is designed for the orphan children who are sponsored by their family member/ relatives who are living in Australia. This orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117/837 allows orphan children to live and stay in Australia on the permanent basis.
Requirements of the Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117/837
For being eligible to apply for the Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117/837, the applicant needs to fulfill the certain requirements:
The child should be less than 18 years of age.
The child should not be involved in any de-facto relationship or marriage. The child should be single.
Before applying for the visa, candidates need to meet the health requirements. The candidate need to get the medical exam done that lasts for the twelve months. The result of medical exam should be positive.
The child has to meet the character requirements. The child needs to submit their past records from the country where they have lived in from last 6/12 months.
The child should be free from all kind of outstanding debts to the Australian Government. The child should not have taken any outstanding debts and if there are any, then it should be paid to the Australia Government before applying for the visa program.
The child is eligible only if their parents are dead, cannot be found or unable to take care of them.
The sponsor should be Australian Citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The sponsor should be your cousin, step-parents, brother, sister, grand parent who are either an Australian citizen/permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.
Benefits of the Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117/837
You can travel in and outside the Australia many times till the time visa is valid.
You can apply for the Australian Citizenship, if you can meet the eligibility criteria.
Who can sponsor for the visa
To sponsor a child, the sponsor has to meet the following requirements. The sponsor should be an Australian citizen, permanent citizen or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The sponsor should be the relative or family member of the child.
The sponsor has to meet the character and health requirements in order to sponsor a child.
1) Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117
The orphan relative Visa Subclass 117 is for the children whose parents are unable to take care of them so that they can live permanently with their sponsoring relative. The child should be outside Australia at the time of filing the visa application and when the visa is allowed. This visa allows child to live permanently in Australia.
Cost of this visa
The cost of Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 117 is AUD 1,510. You may have to pay for supplementary costs like medical exam assessment, police clearance certificate and documentation.
Processing time of this visa
Due to less filing of this visa application, this visa program is currently unavailable.
2) Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 837
The Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 837 is for the children to live in Australia with their sponsoring relative. The child should be inside Australia while filing the visa application and at the time of visa grant. Under this visa program, the child can live in Australia on the permanent basis.
Cost of the Visa
The cost of Orphan Relative Visa Subclass 837 is AUD 1,510. However, candidates may have to pay for other additional costs like Medical health assessment, police clearance certificate and documentation.
Processing time of the Visa
Presently, due to less volume of visa application, this visa program is unavailable.
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