What is a Child Visa?
Child Visas allow parents to bring their child over to Australia. Child Visas comprise Subclass 101, 102, 802 and 445. Except for the Dependent Child Visa, all Child Visas are permanent residency visas that let a child to live, study and work in Australia indefinitely.
Am I eligible to apply for a Child Visa?
What are the Child Visa requirements? You may be eligible if you
- you have a parent who is an Australian citizen, settled permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen
- are under 18 years of age or under 25 years of age and studying full time or over 18 years of age with a disability.
- you meet Australian health and character requirements.
How to apply for a Child Visa?
- You must be in Australia when applying for the Child (Subclass 802) Visa
- You must be outside Australia when applying for the Child (Subclass 101) and Adoption (Subclass 102) Visas
- You can be in or outside Australia when applying for the Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445) and when it is granted.
How much is a Child Visa?
The Department of Home Affairs visa determines the cost of the visa according to the subclasses. The costs of Child Visas are as follows;
· From AUD $2,665 for Child Visa / Subclass 101 – Offshore
· From AUD $2,665 for Child Visa / Subclass 802 – Onshore
· From AUD $2,665 for Adoption Visa / Subclass 102 – Offshore
· From AUD $2,665 for Dependent Child Visa / Subclass 445 – Onshore/Offshore
How long does it take to get a Child Visa?
The Department of Home Affairs assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and processing time can vary. The Department process the application if the correct visa application fee is paid. Also, completing application with necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help expedite the process.
The visa types that you may apply for
You may be eligible to apply for a Child Visa if one of your parents is an Australian citizen, settled permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. The visa allows you to live, study and work in Australia permanently. Child Visa Subclass 101 is for offshore applicants.
The Subclass 802 Visa is the same as the Subclass 101 Visa, the only difference is Subclass 802 is for onshore applicants.
You may be eligible to apply for an Adoption Visa if you want to adopt a child from overseas into Australia. Once granted the visa, your child can live, study and work in Australia permanently. The Adoption Visa Subclass 101 is for offshore applicants.
You may be eligible to apply for a Dependent Child Visa if your parent holds a temporary Partner Visa and has not been granted a permanent Partner Visa in Australia. You must be financially dependent on your parent or be under 18 years of age.
Why choose Withstand Lawyers a Child Visa?
Withstand Lawyers specialises in immigration law and has experienced legal professionals and resources required to provide you with the guidance and representation that is needed to ensure you reach your immigration goals. The team at Withstand Lawyers is approachable and committed to providing a personalised online or face to face service , so please book a meeting online or call us on 1800 952 901