What is the 445 Visa?

Dependent Child Visa, subclass 445, may allows a child to stay in Australia temporarily while the Department of Home Affairs is processing a visa of the parent. Once granted, you can live, study and work in Australia permanently. You can be in or outside Australia when the visa application is made.


Am I eligible to apply for 445 Visa?

What are the Subclass 445 Visa requirements? You may be eligible if you

  • are dependent on a parent who holds a Provisional Partner visa (subclass 309), Partner visa (subclass 820) or Dependent Child visa (subclass 445).
  • are sponsored by the same person that sponsored your parent
  • are under 18 years of age or over 18 years of age with financially dependent.
  • meet health and character requirements.


What are the benefits of the 445 Visa?

With the Child Visa you can

  • Live, work and study in Australia temporarily
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want until the parent’s Permanent Visa application is finalised.


What are the costs of the 445 Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs visa cost of the Child Visa is AUD $2,665. The costs of health checks and police certificates are excluded.


Processing Time

The Department of Home Affairs assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and processing times are not available for the Dependent Child Visa. Completing application with necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help expedite the process.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I extend the Dependent Child Visa?

You cannot extend the Dependent Child Visa. You may apply for a permanent visa after a temporary partner visa has been granted to your parent.

Can my spouse or de facto partner sponsor my child for the 445 Visa?

Yes, if your spouse or de facto partner is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen living in Australia, he/she can also sponsor the child.


Why choose Withstand Lawyers for the 445 Visa?

At Withstand Lawyers we have made visa application process easier and faster for many families. Our firm specialises in immigration law and has experienced senior immigration lawyers and senior agents who can assist you to reach your immigration goals. Our team is committed to providing a face to face and online service, so please book a meeting or call us on 1800 952 901

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