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Relative Visas

Child visa (subclass 101)

Among the many types of other visas is a child visa subclass 101 for a child outside Australia who comes to Australia to live with their parents. To understand the sensitivity of this matter, the Australian government has a children’s visa and various sub-clauses permit a child to visit Australia, but certain conditions apply.

Eligibility of Child Visa (subclass 101)

  • Adopted children: The child must be dependent on a parent who is Australian citizen.
  • It can be this age: 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.
  • Have no partner: The child can’t be or ever have been married or engaged to be married
    in a de facto relationship.
  • The child and any dependants who apply for the visa with them must meet our health requirement.
  • Have a sponsor: The child must be sponsored by an eligible parent or their parent’s spouse or de facto partner.
  • Applicant must be offshore while applying and at the time of deciding of application of visa 114.
  • Applicant must not have a partner to be eligible for this visa.
  • Age Pension: To receive it, you must be old enough.
  • Dependency on Relative: it is required that applicant must have been dependent on his/her relative for at least 3 years in Australia for basic necessities like those of food, shelter and clothing, to be eligible to apply for this visa.
  • Dependency can be due to some disability also, which prevents the applicant from working.
  • Applicant must meet the Health and Character needs. Family members, applying for the visa must qualify health and character requirements of Australian Government.
  • Family members, even if not migrating to Australia, might also have to qualify character requirements.
  • Obligations:You and your family abide by all laws of Australian Government.
  • Have paid Outstanding debt (if any) to the Australian Government:
    If applicant or any family member of the applicant owe any debt to the Australian.
    Government, it must be paid back or at least have formal arrangements to pay it back.

Benefits of this Visa

  • Stay: Permanent This being a permanent visa lets you stay in Australia indefinitely from a grant of visa.
  • A child can work and study in Australia
  • Sponsor relatives to come to Australia.
  • Refer for Australian citizenship if eligibility criteria are having been met.
  • Enroll to receive healthcare through Medicare (Scheme of Australia for health regarding maintenance and expenditure).
  • The child can travel to and from Australia if he / she wishes, for a period of 5 years from the date of issue of this visa. This is as long as the travel provisions of this visa remain in force.
  • Adopted children: To be granted this visa, an adopted child must have been adopted before they turned 18 by a parent who was not an Australian citizen, permanent resident
  • You will have to apply for and be granted a Resident-Return (RRV) to re-enter Australia as a permanent resident.
  • If you become an Australian citizen then you don’t require a visa to enter Australia and can use it to travel and from Australia.

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