Child visa – Australia Visa: How to apply and obtain, Procedure, Documents required?

What is a Child visa?

This visa enables an overseas child to go to Australia and live with their parents.

Features of Child visa

  • You can stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enroll in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

What is the eligibility?

  • be dependent on a parent who is an eligible Australian citizen, New Zealander, or holder of an Australian permanent visa.
  • The kid must be sponsored by one of the qualifying parents, or by the spouse or common-law partner of those parents.
  • A child must be under 18 years old, or, over 18 and under 25 years and studying full time or over 18 years with a disability.
  • The child can’t be or ever have been married or engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship.
  • Our health requirements must be met by the child and any dependents who apply for the visa with them.
  • The youngster must meet our character criteria if they are 16 years old or under.
  • The youngster must meet our character criteria if they are 16 years old or under. If the child or any other member of their family owes money to the Australian Government, it must be repaid or a formal arrangement must be made to do so.
  • everyone who has the authority to determine a child’s residence has given their written consent, or

Procedure to apply

Must be submitted

By post (with correct prepaid postage):

Department of Home Affairs
Child and Other Family Processing Centre
Locked Bag 7

By courier:

Department of Home Affairs
Child and Other Family Processing Centre
Wellington Central
836 Wellington Street

  • When we receive the application and supporting documentation, we will notify the applicant. Following the application, there can be additional tasks or considerations.

How long the child can stay?

  • It is a long-term visa. The child is permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely.

What is the cost?

  • The primary applicant must pay AU2,790 for the visa.

What is the processing time?

  • 25% of applications: 5 Months
  • 50% of applications: 10 Months
  • 75% of applications: 14 Months
  • 90% of applications: 27 Months

Documents required

  • Passport pages with the child’s portrait, personal information, and issuance and expiration dates should be provided.
  • Provide 4 recent passport-size photos
  • Please submit a certified copy of the child’s passport or other travel documents, as well as any passports the child has held in the past.
  • Provide the Child’s relationship to the parent like a birth certificate, a marriage certificate, an adoption certificate.
  • If the kid is older than 18 at the time the application is submitted, include documentation demonstrating that they depend on their parent for necessities including food, shelter, and clothes.
  • Any applicant under the age of 18 who wants to move to Australia needs permission from someone who has the legal authority to determine the child’s residence.
  • Children older than 16 must present police clearance documents from each nation where they have lived for at least a year in the previous ten years.

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