Travel to and from Australia for 5 years
The child can travel to and from Australia as many times as they want for 5 years from the date the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility of this visa remains valid.
If the child wants to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:
To see when the child’s travel facility ends, use VEVO.
To be granted this visa, an adopted child must have been adopted before they turned 18 by a parent who was not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen at the time of adoption.
A child adopted before they turned 18 by a parent who was already an Australian citizen, permanent visa holder or eligible New Zealand citizen at the time of adoption might be eligible for an Adoption visa (subclass 102).
This is a permanent visa. It lets the child stay in Australia indefinitely.
Include other children
If the child has siblings who also want to apply, submit separate applications for each sibling.
The child’s dependent children can be included on their application when they apply or at any time before the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs decide the application.
Dependent children of the child who apply for the visa must meet the health requirement.
Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet health requirement.
The visa costs A$ 2665 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each of the child’s dependent children who apply for the visa.
There might be other costs for health exams, police certificates and biometrics.
To work out what the visa might cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not consider the other costs.
The child must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when the application is submitted and when the Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs make a decision.
The child can’t apply for this visa if they are in Australia on another visa with a no further stay condition.
The application might take longer to process if:
The child’s obligations
The child and any dependants must obey all Australian laws.
The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs will digitally link the child’s visa to their passport. They will not get a label in their passport.
Be dependent on their parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder
The child must be dependent on a parent who is:
They can be their parent’s:
To be eligible for this visa, a stepchild must:
The step-parent must also have either:
The child must be sponsored by an eligible parent or their parent’s spouse or de facto partner.
The case officers at the Department of Home Affairs must approve the sponsorship. They might not approve sponsorship if the parent or their partner has been charged or convicted of offences involving children. Learn more about measures for the protection of children.
The child must be either:
If the child is over 18 and under 25 years and studying full time
If the child is over 18 and under 25 years old, they:
The child is a full-time student if they are:
The child should have started study since turning 18 years of age or within 6 months (or a reasonable time) of finishing school. Any gaps of more than 6 months between their final year of school and the start of their further studies must be explained.
If the child is over 18 years with a disability
If the child is 18 years or older with a disability, they:
Have no partner
The child can’t be or ever have been:
The child and any dependants who apply for the visa with them must meet health requirement.
Dependent children who are not applying for the visa might also need to meet health requirement.
If the child is aged 16 years or over they must meet character requirement.
The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other family members meet the requirement.
Have paid back debt to the Australian Government
If the child or any member of their family owes the Australian Government money it must be paid back or there must be a formal arrangement to pay it back.
Children aged 18 or older must:
The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs will only grant this visa to a child younger than 18 years if either:
The Australian immigration officers at the Department of Home Affairs might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.
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