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Child Visa

Allows children of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to live with their parents in Australia.

Subclass 101 or 802 Child Visa

This visa is for children of Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who wish to come to Australia to live with their parents.

There are also specific visas available for adoption of children from overseas. Milestone Migration can assist you with these applications, please contact us to discuss visa options if your child is adopted. 

The sponsoring parent must also complete an application to be assessed by immigration. This application is to determine that the parent is an eligible citizen or resident and meets the character criteria to sponsor.

To be eligible for this program, the child must

  • be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  • be under 18 years, a full-time student aged under 25 years and financially dependent on the parent, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
  • be single and dependent on the parent

If your child is already over 18 years of age, additional assessments must be completed to determine their eligibility before proceeding with any application.

Further – if your child has been adopted since you became an Australian permanent resident or they were a simulated birth, this visa would not be the correct visa for your circumstances. If this applies to your circumstances, you should book a consultation with a Registered Migration Agent to discuss in greater detail.

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