Relative Visa

    Subclass 117 Visa also known as the Orphan Relative Visa allows a single child to come to Australia to live with their relative if their parents have passed away, are unable to care for them or cannot be found.

    The child would be able to work and study in Australia with this visa, which would allow them to remain there permanently. For the first two years the child is in Australia, the sponsor is obligated to help the child by providing housing and financial support.


    • You can migrate to Australia as a permanent resident.
    • You can study and access Medicare.
    • You can apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.


    • You must be under 18 years of age, single and with no parent to care for them.
    • You must have a relative who is a settled Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.
    • You must be outside Australia when the application is made and when the decision is taken.

    Who can be the Sponsor?

    The sponsor must be an eligible Australian relative who’s an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. Siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and the present spouse or de facto partner of the child’s relative are all examples of qualified relatives. The relative must also reside permanently in Australia. Typically, the term “settling” refers to a person who has been residing legally in Australia for at least two years. If the sponsor or the sponsor’s partner has been accused of crimes involving children, the case officer will also take that into account when deciding whether to grant the visa.

    • The 820 visa allows individuals to live and work in Australia temporarily, for a period of two years.
    • The 801 visa allows individuals to live and work in Australia permanently.
    • The holder of the 820 visa can apply for the 801 visa after two years if the relationship with their partner is still ongoing.
    • Both visas allow the holder to study and receive medical treatment in Australia.
    • The holder of the 801 visa is eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after four years of permanent residency.

    Start your application and Book your free consultation to assess your eligibility for subclass 117 (Orphan Relative) Visa.