Children Permanent Stay
The following visa subclasses are applicable under certain conditions explained below:
Child visa (subclass 101)
This visa allows a child who is outside Australia to come to Australia to live with their parents.
This visa is for children:
• outside Australia
• sponsored by an eligible parent.
A Child visa (subclass 101) lets an eligible parent sponsor their child to live in Australia indefinitely. The parent can apply on behalf of a child younger than 18 years of age.
An eligible parent is:
• an Australian citizen
• the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa
• an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The child must be outside Australia when the application is lodged and when the visa is granted.
This is a permanent residence visa. It allows the child to:
• travel to and stay in Australia indefinitely
• work and study in Australia
• enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
• apply for Australian citizenship (if they are eligible)
• sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
• travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted – after that time they will need another visa to enter Australia.
You can include a child’s dependent family members in the visa application if they are the child’s:
• dependent children
• other dependent relatives.
The child’s siblings usually need to lodge their own applications.
Please contact us for further information about this visa.