Child visa (Subclass 101)

This visa lets a child outside Australia move to Australia to live with their parents.

Child visa (Subclass 101)

Do you have a child that lives overseas without a visa for Australia?

A child visa lets a child move or stays in Australia to live with their parents.
The Child Visa grants a youngster who is outside the country (Subclass 101 ) or is in Australia (Subclass 802) to stay with his or her parents.
An Australia child visa is a family visa issued to children whose parents or legal guardians are living in Australia and are Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, eligible New Zealand citizens or temporary partner visa holders (subclass 309 or 820). There are three types of child visa:
• Child Visa (subclass 101) Offshore
• Child Visa (subclass 802) Onshore
• Dependent Child Visa (subclass 445)

To apply for child visa you must:

  • be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  • be under 18 years, a full-time student aged over 18 and under 25
  • financially dependent on the parent, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
  • be single and dependent on the parent

With this visa the child can:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
    work and study in Australia
    enrol Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
    apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

101 and 802 child visa are permanent and once you have that visa, you may stay in Australia indefinitely.

You can be in or outside Australia​ when you loading your 143 visa application. You can also apply for Parent visa while you are a holder of a BVA,BVB or BVC ).

How much cost visa to Australia

Parent visa can be complicated to understand.

Initial application fee is $4,155 for the first applicant and $2,075 for additional applicant over 18 and $1,040 for additional applicant under 18. However the second instalment for each applicant is $43,600. This visa takes approximately 3.5 to 4.5 years to process and is a permanent visa from approval.

The large “Contribution” of money that is called for upon the second instalment is in order to offset the rights that are awarded to the visa holder under permanent residency such as health care that they have not contributed towards throughout their lives as ordinary Australians have throughout their life by way of tax.

Subclass 173 it is temporary visa with an initial Australian government fee of $2,800 and $1,400 for any additional applicant over 18 and $705 for additional applicants under 18. Before the visa is granted the second instalment of $29,130 is required to be paid. This visa takes approximately 3 to 3.5 years to process. The applicants are granted a 2 year temporary visa. Before this visa expires they must pay an additional $19,420 and apply for the permanent visa subclass 143.

In all cases the second instalment of monies paid is only called for after each applicant has passed health and character tests and the AoS (Assurance of Support, see below for AoS details) has been lodged with the Australian government. In no case will a second instalment be paid and a visa not granted.  Second instalments are non-refundable in all cases.

Processing times

  • 25% of applications: 9 Months
  • 50% of applications: 12 Months
  • 75% of applications: 15 Months
  • 90% of applications: 24 Months