The child visa (subclass 101) lets the child of a permanent residence visa holder of Australia stay and live in Australia Permanently with their parents. The child under the age of 18 years living outside Australia can apply for this visa if their parents are permanently living in Australia.
Parents must be eligible to sponsor the child permanently if there are more siblings. You have to submit a separate application for each of the individuals and are required to provide evidence that the parent can sponsor their children.
The Child Visa (Subclass 101) application must be submitted from outside Australia, if you are in Australia while applying for a child visa you should consider a Child visa (subclass 802).
Benefits of Child Visa (subclass 101)
The visa is designed for the best interest of children, if the visa is granted the applicant would become a permanent residence in Australia. The visa holder can get certain benefits from this visa mentioned below:
- Migrate to Australia for living and stay permanently in Australia.
- Apply for Australian Citizenship, if eligible.
- The applicant for a child visa can work and study permanently in Australia anywhere they want.
- The applicant can enrol in Australia’s public healthcare system, Medicare.
- The applicant is allowed to sponsor relatives to come to Australia, if eligible.
- Can travel in and out of Australia for up to 5 years.
Requirements for the Child visa (Subclass 101 visa)
There are certain requirements to apply for the visa, The applicant must meet the requirements mentioned below to be eligible to lodge their application for the Child Visa (Subclass 101).
- The child must be dependent on their parents.
- Before submitting the application, you must have a sponsor
- Applicant must meet the age requirement
- Applicants must not have any partner or other relationship.
- An applicant has to meet the Health requirement.
- The applicant has to meet the Character requirement.
- Applicants should sign the Australian values statement.
- The applicant has to submit the written consent to migrate to Australia.
- Must not have any previous debt to the Australian Government.
- The application should not have been rejected or refused by DHA on a previous visa application.
To lodge the application for the child visa (subclass 101) the child must be dependent on the parent who is an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Residence Visa holder, or an Eligible New Zealand citizen.
The sponsor parents can be either biological parents, Step-Parents or a parent of an adopted child.
The child needs a sponsor to apply for the Australian permanent residence Child Visa (subclass 101) the sponsor can be either the parents of the child, spouse of their parent, or de facto partner of their parent.
Age Requirement for Child Visa:
The child must be under 18 years of age to lodge the application for the Child Visa(Subclass 101), if the child is studying full-time they can apply for the age from 18 years and under 25 years of age. However, the child can not work full time if he/she is a full-time student.
If the child has any disability and lost their bodily or mental functions they can apply for the visa even after 18 years of age.
Have No Partner:
To be eligible for the 101 visa the child must not be or ever have in a relationship such as married or engaged to be married, or in a de facto relationship.
The applicant and their partner applying for the Australian visa must meet the health requirement, your family member might also have to prove evidence of health requirement if The Department of Home Affairs requires.
The applicant and their partner, and the family members above 16 years of age applying for the visa have to provide evidence of character requirement, family members who are not applying might also require to prove the character evidence.
Australian Values Statement:
The children who are 18 years of age or older at the time of lodging the application, the applicants must have read or had explained to you the Life in Australia book. And sign the Australian values Statement to confirm you will obey the Australian laws and respect the Australian way of life.
Have No Debt to the Australian Government.
If the applicant or family member of the applicant owes the Australian government, the debt must be paid or have an agreement before lodging your application or else the application will get rejected.
Consent to Migrate To Australia.
The Department of home affairs will only grant the visa if the child is younger than 18 years of age, the child has to write the consent of every close family member who can decide where they live. Also, If the child’s home country has the law to allow them to leave their home country.
Cancelled or Rejected Visa:
The applicant might not be eligible if they have previously got rejected or refused the visa by the Department of Home Affairs.
Best Interest Of Child:
The Department Of Home Affairs might cancel your visa if they think that the Visa is not in the best interest of the child as an application under 18.
Processing Time for Child Visa.
The time it takes to process your application may vary case-by-case, The processing time for 75% of applicants is 16 months, and 21 months for the other 90% of applications. However, your application may get delayed if:
- If the applicant does not complete the form correctly.
- If the applicant did not include all the required documents.
- If the department of home affairs requires more information from you.
- If it takes a longer time for DHA to verify your information.