Child Visa (subclass 101) - Enable children to join their parents in Australia
The Child visa (subclass 101) allows a child who is applying from outside Australia to come and live with their parents in Australia.
Who can apply for this visa?
Eligible parents can apply for a Child visa (subclass 101) for their child/ren provided the child is:
Who qualifies as an eligible parent?
An eligible parent is:
- An Australian citizen;
- The holder of an Australian permanent resident visa; or
- An eligible New Zealand citizen.
What can a child do on a Child visa (subclass 101)?
- Travel and stay in Australia indefinitely.
- Work and study in Australia.
- Enrol in Medicare.
- Apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
- Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.
- Travel to and from Australia from five years from the date the visa is granted.
Important points to note
Children younger than 18 years old
When applying for a Child visa, children younger than 18:
- Cannot have a spouse or de facto partner.
- Cannot be engaged to be married.
Children between 18 and 25 years of age
Children between the ages of 18 and 25 must:
- Be a full-time student; but
- Never had had or not now have a spouse or de facto partner;
- Not be engaged to be married; and
- Not be in full-time work.
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