Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) Onshore Application
ABOUT THIS VISA
The Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) allows a child to stay in Australia with a relative if their parents are dead, cannot care for them or can't be found. This is an onshore applicatino for children who are currently IN Australia.
ORPHAN RELATIVE VISA (SUBCLASS 837)
The Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) allows a child stay in Australia to remain with a relative indefinitely if their parent's are unable to care for the child, not able to be found or are deceased. IT allows the child to travel to and from Australia as well as work and study in Australia as well as enroll in medicare.
To be eligible for this visa, you will need to be:
Sponsored by an eligible sibling, grand parent, step grand parent, uncle, aunt, or step uncle/aunt. The sponsorship must be approved and the sponsor must not have been charged or convicted of offences involving children.
Have no parent who can care for you because they are: deceased, unable to be found or for some other reason unable to care.
Able to meet health and character tests.
Younger than 18.
Have consent from all persons who can have legal decision makings with regards to the residence of the child, the laws of the home country need to enable the child to leave, and the consent to migrate is consistent with any Australian Child Order made.
The child may not be eligible for this visa if they: do NOT currently hold a substantive visa, they have not applied for an Orphan Relative Visa within 12 months of the previous substantive visa ceasing or the last substantive visa held was a subclass 771 visa.
MORE ABOUT THIS VISA
The Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) can only be refused if The Department feel it is not in the best interests of a child under 18. Further there needs to be no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth, and the child must not have had previous visas cancelled or refused.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORPHAN RELATIVE VISA (SUBCLASS 837)
The main difference between the Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) and the Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 117) is that the Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) is an onshore (within Australia application) while the Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 117) is to be applied offshore (outside Australia).
WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR
This visa is suitable for orphans within Australia who have an eligible relative willing to sponsor them to remain in the country.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DEPENDENT ORPHAN RELATIVE VISA (SUBCLASS 837)
The Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) costs over $1500AUD to apply for. To ensure that your application is to get your application done right first time and to avoid unnecessary delay, use a registered migration agent Mark Pelley - Principal Migration Agent for Visas To Australia. The Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 837) could result in a rejection from the Department of Home Affairs and having to reapply and to pay all costs again. Contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.
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