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A Child visa (subclass 802) lets an eligible parent sponsor their child to live in Australia indefinitely. The parent can apply on behalf of a child younger than 18 years of age.. This visa lets the child enrol in Medicare and allows travel from and to Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted. After this, the child needs to have a valid visa to enter Australia.

Criteria

The child’s sponsor is usually their parent who is an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The spouse or de facto partner of the child’s parent can also sponsor the child and they must also be an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

The child must be:
  • The biological child or adopted child of a parent (there are special requirements for adopted children); or
  • A stepchild who has not turned 18 of a step-parent who is no longer the partner of the child’s parent but has a legal responsibility to care for the child.

Who is an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or an eligible New Zealand citizen

The child must meet certain health & Character requirements.

How Can My Visa Guide Help You?

Our experienced team at MVG understands the importance of loved ones joining in Australia. Hence puts in special efforts and care in organising, preparing and lodging the visa.