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Child Visas

Child Visas

Australia offers a variety of Child Visas designed to allow children to join their parents who are Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.

These visas provide options for both temporary and permanent stays, catering to different family circumstances and needs.

Child Visas

Child Visas

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Child Visa Options In Australia

Temporary Child Visas

Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445): This visa is for children whose parents hold a temporary Partner Visa (Subclass 309 or 820). It allows the child to stay temporarily in Australia until a decision is made on their parent’s permanent Partner Visa application.

Permanent Child Visas

  1. Child Visa (Subclass 101): This visa allows children to join their parents in Australia if they are permanent residents, eligible New Zealand citizens, or Australian citizens. The child must be outside Australia at the time of application and be dependent on a parent who holds the aforementioned statuses.
  2. Adoption Visa (Subclass 102): Designed for children adopted from overseas by an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. It allows them to enter Australia as permanent residents.
  3. Orphan Relative Visa (Subclass 117): For children under 18 years of age who are living outside Australia, have no parents to care for them, and have a relative in Australia who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Choosing between Temporary and Permanent Child Visas

The choice between Temporary and Permanent Child Visas depends on the specific circumstances of the child and their family.

These visas acknowledge the importance of family unity and provide a legal pathway for children to join their parents in Australia, whether for a temporary stay or permanent settlement.

Processing Times for a Child Visa

The processing time for a Child Visa varies, depending on the type of visa and the circustances.   To get an indication of the timeframe, we suggested visiting the Department of Home Affairs website.

Apply for a Child Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Child Visa should be applied for when a child is outside Australia and wishes to join their parent(s) who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

The visa fees are AUD 3,055 for the main applicant, AUD 765 for additional applicants under 18 years old, and AUD 1,530 for those over 18 years old.

Your child must complete a paper application for this visa, including the necessary documents and a filled-out visa form, and submit it via post or courier. Online applications and in-person submissions are not accepted for this visa category.

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