Child Visa (Subclass 802)
The Subclass 802 visa refers to the Child (Onshore) visa. This visa is designed for dependent children who are in Australia and wish to remain in the country on a permanent basis with their parent(s) who are Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.
Key features of the Subclass 802 Child (Onshore) visa:
- Dependent Children: The Subclass 802 visa is specifically for dependent children who are in Australia and wish to remain permanently with their parent(s) who are Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens.
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Subclass 802 visa, the child must meet certain age and dependency requirements. The parent(s) sponsoring the child must also meet the necessary visa criteria.
- Permanent Residency: The Subclass 802 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 802 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 802 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.