An applicant for an Orphan Relative visa must be a child under 18 years of age with no parents to care for them because they are dead, permanently incapacitated or of unknown whereabouts.
If the child is under 18 at the time of the application but will turn 18 before the application is decided, they may still be eligible for a visa if they meet the other visa requirements.
The child must not be married or living in a de facto (common law) relationship. Permission for the child to migrate must be obtained from every person who has a right to decide where the child will live, and there must be no compelling reason why it is not in the best interests of the child to live with their relative in Australia.
The sponsor must be a relative who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
The sponsor must be the child’s brother or sister, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or niece or nephew (or step equivalents). The sponsor must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Please contact our office for further detailed information on this Australian visa including the application forms, the fees & costs, timing, supporting documents and other requirements to make a valid Australian visa application for an Orphan Relative Visa.