Time to process
- Ten months for 75% of applicants.
- 90 percent of applications are processed within 12 months.
The youngster can travel with this visa.
- become a permanent resident of Australia
- Medicare should be researched and accessed.
- If you are eligible, apply for Australian citizenship.
It is necessary for the youngster to
- be an Australian citizen’s dependent child, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent visa holder
- be under the age of 18, a full-time student between the ages of 18 and 25, or over the age of 18 and unable to work due to a disability
- being single and reliant on one’s parents
- be in Australia when the application is submitted and when the decision is issued
THE CHILD CAN TRAVEL WITH THIS VISA
- Indefinite stay in Australia
- In Australia, you can work and study.
- Enroll in Medicare, Australia’s national health-care program.
- sponsoring a relative’s visit to Australia
- if you are qualified, apply for Australian citizenship
- For five years, I traveled to and from Australia.
From the date we award this visa, the child can travel to and from Australia as many times as they wish for the next 5 years. This is as long as the visa’s travel privileges are valid.
- If the child wishes to travel after the original 5-year period, the following steps must be taken:
- To re-enter Australia as a permanent resident, they will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) visa.
They could also wish to think about obtaining citizenship in Australia. They won’t need a visa to re-enter Australia if they become Australian citizens. Learn more about the prerequisites for Australian citizenship and the current processing times.
Use VEVO to see when the child’s travel facility expires.
HOW LONG CAN THE CHILD STAY?
This is a long-term visa. It gives the youngster the ability to remain in Australia indefinitely.
On the day we issue the visa, the child becomes a permanent resident.
INCLUDE A LARGE NUMBER OF OTHER CHILDREN
If the child has siblings who want to apply, each sibling should submit a separate application.
The child’s dependent children can be listed on their application at the time of submission or at any time before we make a decision.
Children who are dependent on the child applying for the visa must meet our health requirements.
The main applicant’s visa costs AUD2,470.
In addition, there is a fee for each dependent kid who files for a visa with you.
Other fees for health tests, police certifications, and biometrics may apply.
Use the Visa Pricing Estimator to figure out how much your visa will cost. The other costs are not taken into consideration by the estimate.
APPLY FROM NOW ON
When the application is submitted and we make a decision, the child must be in Australia but not in immigration clearance.
If the child is in Australia on another visa with a no-return restriction, they cannot apply for this visa.
TIME TO COMPLETE PROCESSING
If the application is not filled out correctly, it may take longer to process.
- it does not contain all of the documents we require, or we require additional information
- It takes time for us to double-check the facts.
If the correct visa application fee is not paid, we will be unable to process the application. If this is the case, we will notify you and, if required, return your application.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE CHILD
All Australian laws must be followed by the child and any dependents.
BE AN INDEPENDENT CHILD FOR THEIR PARENTS
The youngster must be reliant on his or her parents. It’s possible that they’re their parents:
- biological offspring
- child who was adopted
Children who have been adopted
The kid must have been adopted after their parent became an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent visa holder, or an eligible New Zealand citizen:
- through an intercountry adoption involving a central authority from an Australian state or territory, or
- through an intercountry adoption arranged between two countries (other than Australia) that are parties to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention), or through an intercountry adoption arranged between two countries (other than Australia) that are parties to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention), or
if no Australian state or territory central authority was involved, an expatriate adoption by an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent visa holder who had been living outside Australia for more than 12 months when the adoption was concluded.
A stepchild must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this visa:
- be the child of a former partner of their parents
- be under the age of 18
The step-parent must also have one of the following:
- a parental order in place in Australia that states the child must live with and be cared for by them, or
- Under Australian or foreign law, the child’s guardianship or custody is established.
SEEK OUT A SPONSOR
An eligible parent, or the parent’s spouse or de facto partner, must sponsor the child.
The sponsorship must be approved by us. If the sponsor or their partner has been prosecuted or convicted of a crime affecting minors, we may not authorize sponsorship. Learn more about the safeguarding of children’s rights.
BEING AT THIS AGE
The child must be one of the following:
- under the age of 18 years old, or
- 18 to 25 years old and full-time student, or
- above the age of 18 and disabled
If the youngster is over the age of 18,
If the youngster is over the age of 18, they must:
- can’t get married until they’re engaged; and
- I can’t be in a de facto relationship, and I’ve never been in one.
If the child is between the ages of 18 and 25, and is a full-time student,
If the youngster is between the ages of 18 and 25, they should:
- When they apply and when the visa application is decided, they must be a full-time student.
- I am unable to work full-time.
- must rely on their parents for financial support
If your child is enrolled full-time in the following courses, they are considered a full-time student:
- enrolled in a full-time program leading to a professional, trade, or vocational credential
- attending classes
The youngster should have begun studying when he or she was 18 years old or within 6 months (or a reasonable interval) of graduating from high school. Any gaps of more than 6 months between their final year of school and the commencement of their future courses must be explained.
If the youngster is over the age of 18 and has a disability,
If the child has a disability and is 18 years old or older, they must:
- They must have lost all or part of their physical or mental functions.
- I am unable to work full-time.
- must rely on their parents for financial support
ARE YOU PARTNERLESS?
- You can’t be married or in a de facto relationship at the same time.
- You can’t get married if you’re engaged.
If the child is over the age of 18, he or she must have never married or had a de facto partner.
CONFORM TO HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
Our health requirements must be met by the child and any dependent children who apply for the visa with them.
Children who are not applying for a visa may be required to meet our health requirements as well.
MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARACTER
If the youngster is 16 years old or older, he or she must meet our character requirements.
We may also request that their dependent children meet the requirements if they apply for the visa with them.
HAVE PAYED THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BACK DEBT
If the child or any member of their family owes money to the Australian government, it must be paid back or a written agreement must be made to do so.
SIGN THE STATEMENT OF AUSTRALIAN VALUES
Children that are 18 years old or older must:
- have read or been told about the booklet “Life in Australia”
- sign the Australian Values Declaration, pledging to follow Australian laws and support the Australian way of life.
NOT HAVE HAD A VISA CANCELLED OR AN APPLICATION REJECTED IN THE PAST
The youngster might not be eligible for this visa if we’ve done the following since they last arrived in Australia:
- If you’ve been denied a visa, or if you’ve been rejected a visa
- a visa was canceled
If the child does not have a substantive visa when they apply for this visa, and we have cancelled or refused a visa application since they last arrived in Australia, they must show us that they have become the dependent child of an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent visa holder. They must also demonstrate that they have not been denied a visa or had their visa revoked due to their character.
HAVE GIVEN YOUR PERMISSION TO IMMIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA
We will only issue this visa to a minor under the age of 18 if one of the following conditions is met:
- the child has the written permission of everyone who has the legal authority to decide where they live, or
- If the child’s home country’s laws allow them to leave, or if the child’s home country’s laws prohibit them from leaving,
- It complies with any Australian child order concerning the child.
THE CHILD’S BEST INTERESTS
If it is not in the best interests of an applicant under the age of 18, we may not award this visa.