Child Visas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Child Visas 

Children born in Australia automatically acquire Australian citizenship if at least one parent is an Australian citizen, permanent resident at the time of the child’s birth.

Children born outside Australia to parents who are not Australian citizens do not automatically acquire Australian citizenship and they are not eligible for citizenship by descent.

Therefore, children born outside Australia to permanent resident parents will need to apply for and be granted a migration (i.e. permanent resident) visa to be able to enter and remain in Australia with their parents.

There are a number of different child visa available, depending on the family circumstances.

Child – Subclass 101 (Permanent) – For a child living outside of Australia who is the child or stepchild of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Child Visa -Subclass 802 (Permanent) – For children living in Australia who is the child or stepchild of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

Adoption – Subclass 102 (Permanent) – For children living outside Australia who have been or about to be adopted by an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Orphan Relative – Subclass 117 (Permanent) – For a child living overseas whose parents are deceased, permanently incapacitated, or whereabouts are unknown and who have an eligible sponsor who is a relative.

Orphan Relative – Subclass 837 (Permanent) – For a child living in Australia whose parents are deceased, permanently incapacitated, or whereabouts are unknown and who have an eligible sponsor who is a relative.

Dependent Child – Subclass 445 (Temporary) –  For the child of a parent who holds a temporary Partner visa that does not already include the child.

Bruce Kimball Migration Services can help you work out the best child visa to match your needs and life situation.

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