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Child Visas

Level 2 Child Visas

Child visas allow a child to come to Australia to live with their parents.

Child Visa Subclass 101

This visa allows a dependent living outside of Australia to move to Australia to live with a parent should the parent be a citizen or resident of Australia or citizen of New Zealand. A parent may apply on a child’s behalf where they are under the age of 18.

A child is considered to be dependent until the age of 18. If the child is over 18 but under 25, studying full-time and is not working full-time and is neither married or in a de facto relationship, then they may be eligible as both a dependent and child for this visa.

The child cannot be over 25 and has to be appropriately sponsored. This is a permanent visa.

Adoption Visa Subclass 102

This visa is similar to the above however it applies to adopted children who live outside of Australia. This is a permanent visa.

Dependent Child Visa Subclass 445

This visa allows a child to stay in Australia while their parent has their Parent visa finalised. This is a temporary visa.

Child Visa Subclass 802

This visa allows a child already staying in Australia and holding a different visa to continue staying in Australia on a permanent basis. Their parents must be a citizen or resident of Australia or citizen of New Zealand Parent. This is a permanent visa.

A parent may apply on a child’s behalf where they are under the age of 18.

A child is considered to be dependent until the age of 18. If the child is over 18 but under 25, studying full-time and is not working full-time and is neither married or in a de facto relationship, then they may be eligible as both a dependent and child for this visa.

The child cannot be over 25 and has to be appropriately sponsored. This is a permanent visa.
Even if you do not meet the criteria you may be eligible for a different visa or may be able to demonstrate circumstances that will grant you an exemption from certain requirements. To determine your eligibility or your child’s eligibility take our free online assessment.