Child Visa (Subclass 101)
The Subclass 101 visa, also known as the Child (Permanent) visa, is an Australian visa designed for dependent children of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. This visa allows children to live in Australia on a permanent basis and join their parents.
Key features of the Subclass 101 Child (Permanent) visa:
- Dependent Children: The Subclass 101 visa is specifically for dependent children of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens. The child must be under a certain age at the time of application.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Subclass 101 visa, the child must meet certain age and dependency requirements. The child’s parent(s) must also be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.
- Parent’s Visa Status: The parent sponsoring the child for the visa must usually be the child’s biological or adoptive parent and must hold a relevant visa (Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen).
- Permanent Residency: The Subclass 101 visa provides permanent residency to the child. This means they can live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely and have access to certain social benefits.
- Health and Character Checks: Like all Australian visas, applicants and any family members accompanying them must meet health and character requirements.
- Visa Application Process: The Subclass 101 visa application process involves submitting an application and providing supporting documents to prove the child’s relationship to the sponsoring parent(s) and their eligibility.
- Processing Time: The processing time for the Subclass 101 visa can vary. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of their intended travel.
- Dependent Family Members: In most cases, dependent family members (spouse/partner and dependent children) can be included in the application. They must meet certain eligibility criteria.