How to add a newborn to an existing visa?
Adding a newborn child to an unfinalised Australian Visa application
You can add a newborn child after the parents have applied for an Australian Visa and the application is still under processing.
Regardless of whether the child must satisfy primary or secondary criteria, the child is automatically taken to have applied when it was born and have a combined application with its parent/s.
Therefore, a separate application form is not required for the purpose of making the application. However, under policy the parent completes a standard form in favour of the child.
No visa application charge is payable as the completion of the form is not intended to constitute an application under s45 of the Act. Under s104, the child’s parents are required to notify the department, as soon as practicable, of the birth of the child, as this constitutes a change of circumstances. You must submit form 1022.
If a child has a deemed application under regulation 2.08 (regardless of whether the parent has completed a visa application form in favour of the child), a decision on the application must be made in respect of the child either:
You must tell the Department of Home Affairs about your baby as soon as possible (even if they don’t have a passport yet) so they can determine whether your baby can be added to your unfinalized visa applications.
You can give them a copy of your baby’s passport pages later. However, you must send the passport pages as soon as you can.
If you currently have a visa application in ImmiAccount that is not yet finalised, sign in and upload these documents:
If your visa application in ImmiAccount is finalised or you did not apply for your visa through ImmiAccount, post these documents to your nearest Departmental office.
Please send them by express or registered post so you can track their delivery.
For further Information, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website.
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