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Subclass 101 & 802

Child Visa

The child visa permits a child either inside or outside of Australia to live with their parents in Australia.

Subclass 101 / 802


The child must be dependent on a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder and they can be their parent's biological child or adopted child or stepchild.

Adopted children

  • The child must have been adopted before they turned 18 by a parent who was not an Australian citizen, permanent visa holder or eligible New Zealand citizen at the time of adoption otherwise the child might be eligible for an Adoption visa (subclass 102).


  • The stepchild must be under 18 and the child of their step-parent’s former partner where the step-parent must also have either an Australian parenting order in force or guardianship or custody of the child under an Australian law or the law of another country


  • An eligible parent or their parent's spouse or de facto partner must sponsor the child.


 To eligible for this visa the child must be either:

  • under 18 years old, or
  • over 18 and under 25 years and studying full time, or
  • over 18 years with a disability


  • The child can't be or ever have been married or engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship.

Health and character requirements

  • All the applicants and  family members must meet the health and character 

Debt to the Australian Government

  • The applicants (including family members) must not have any debt to the Australian Government.

Australian values statement

  • The child who are 18 years of age or older must have read, or had explained to them, the Life in Australia and sign an Australian Values Statement.

Consent to migrate to Australia

  •  A child younger than 18 years only grants this visa if either everyone who can legally decide where they live gives a consent letter or the child’s home country authority permit them to leave their home country or it is consistent with any Australian child order about the child.

Best interests of the child

  • The applicant might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Child visa assessment

Please fill out the assessment form to find out more about the child visa

Child visa Assessment

Assessment Form

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