Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837)

The Orphan Relative Visa allows a child to stay in Australia indefinitely, work and study in Australia, enroll in Australia's public healthcare scheme (Medicare), sponsor relatives to come to Australia, and apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

   No, the child’s own children need to be included separately in the application as dependent children.

   The visa application fee for the Orphan Relative Visa is AUD 1,870.00. There is an additional charge for each dependent child included in the application.

   Yes, if eligible, the child can apply for Australian citizenship after holding the Orphan Relative Visa. They need to meet the citizenship requirements and go through the citizenship application process.

   Yes, the child can travel to and from Australia as many times as they want within the first 5 years of the visa. They need to ensure the travel facility on the visa remains valid. If they want to travel after the initial 5-year period, they may need to apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV).

   Yes, the child must be under 18 years old when applying for the visa.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).