1. Child (101) Visa
This is a permanent residence visa.
- Sponsored by a parent or the parent’s partner who is an Australian citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
less than 18 years of age, or:
a full-time student between 18 and 25 years of age, or
18 years or older and unable to work due to a disability and dependent on the sponsoring parent
Rights of the visa holder:
- Travel to and stay in Australia indefinitely
- Work and/or study in Australia
- Eligible for Medicare
- Apply for Australian citizenship after four years’ residence in Australia
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
2. Dependent Child (445) Visa
– This is a temporary visa for the child of a parent who holds a Temporary Partner (820) visa that has not yet included the child.
– If granted, the child needs to apply for a Permanent Partner (801) visa before the parent’s Permanent Partner visa application is decided.
– The child can be in or outside Australia when he/she applies for this visa.
– If the child’s siblings are also applying for this visa, they must lodge separate applications.
– This visa is valid while the parent’s Temporary Partner visa is valid.
- A biological child, stepchild or adopted child of the parent who holds a Temporary Partner (820) visa
- Sponsored by the same person sponsoring the parent
- Not married, engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship
- Younger than 18 years of age, or:
- Financially dependent on the parent holding the Temporary Partner visa
- Incapacitated for work due to total or partial loss of bodily or mental functions