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Child Visa

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Child Visa

Child visas are available to dependent, adopted orphaned children of an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.
The child must be under 25, but if aged 18 or over, the child must be a full-time student and dependent on the sponsoring parent.
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Introduction

Children of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen may be able to migrate to Australia. There are 3 types of Australian Child Visas that might be eligible for your child to apply:

1. Child Visa – Offshore (subclass 101)

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you have a child who lives overseas who you want to bring him to Australia to live permanently, this could be the visa for him. This is a Permanent Visa and the application must be lodged from Offshore.

Your child must be single, younger than 18 years of age (or a full-time student between 18-25 years of age or 18 or older and unable to work due to disability and dependent on the sponsoring parent) and sponsored by their parent or their parent’s partner who is an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident. Application

2. Child Visa – onshore (Subclass 864)

 If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you have a child who lives overseas and you want to bring him over to Australia to live permanently, this could be the visa for him. This is a Permanent Visa and the application must be lodged from Onshore.

Your child must be single, younger than 18 years of age (or a full-time student between 18-25 years of age or 18 or older and unable to work due to disability and dependent on the sponsoring parent) and sponsored by their parent or their parent’s partner who is an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident.

3. Adoption Visa (subclass 102)

This is for children adopted outside Australia from an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This visa allows them to come and live in Australia with their adoptive parent. This is a Permanent Visa and the application must be lodged from Offshore.

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Entitlements

With this visa, you can:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely with your parents
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor their relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
  • travel in and out of Australia

Requirements

The requirements change in accordingly with the visa subclass you are applying for.

The main requirements for this Visa are:

  • Be sponsored by an eligible parent or their parent’s spouse or de facto partner
  • be younger than 18, over 18 and under 25 years and studying full time, or over 18 years with a disability
  • You cannot be married or in a De Facto Relationship
  • Meet health and character requirements

How long can you stay?

This is a permanent visa and let the holder of the Visa stay in Australia indefinitely.

You become a permanent resident on the day the visa is granted.

Your permanent residency for citizenship purposes starts:

  • on the day the visa is granted if you are in Australia
  • on the day you enter Australia on this visa if you are outside Australia

Application Fees and processing time

a.Main Applicant: $2,665.00

Processing Time – Unavailable due to the low volume of application

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