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Child Onshore Visa

Subclass 802

From AUD2,655Processing times
75% of applications: 10 months
90% of applications: 12 months
With this visa the child can
migrate to Australia as a permanent resident
study and access Medicare
apply for Australian citizenship if eligible
The child must
be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizenor holder of an Australian permanent visa
be under 18 years, a full-time student aged 18 to 25, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
be single and dependent on the parent
be in Australia when the application is made and when we make our decision

stay in Australia indefinitely
work and study in Australia
enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
sponsor relatives to come to Australia
apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
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 we grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility of this visa remans valid.If the child wants to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:they will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) visa so they can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
they might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If they become an Australian citizen, they don’t require a visa to re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship
To see when the child’s travel facility ends, use VEVO.HOW LONG THE CHILD CAN STAY
This is a permanent visa. It lets the child stay in Australia indefinitely.The child becomes a permanent resident the day we grant the visa.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 we decide the application.Dependent children of the child who apply for the visa must meet our health requirement.Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health requirement.COST
The visa costs AUD2,470 for the main applicant.There is also a charge for each dependent child who applies for the visa with you.There might be other costs for health exams, police certificates and biometrics.To work out what your visa will cost, use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs.APPLY FROM
The child must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when the application is submitted and when we 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.PROCESSING TIMES
The application might take longer to process if:it is not filled in correctly
it does not include all the documents we need or we need more information
it takes us time to verify the information
We can’t process the application if the correct visa application charge is not paid. We will advise if this is the case and if necessary return the application.THE CHILD’S OBLIGATIONS
The child and any dependants must obey all Australian laws.

The child must be dependent on their parent. They can be their parent’s:biological child
adopted child
Adopted children
If the child was adopted after their parent became an Australian citizen, Australian permanent visa holder or eligible New Zealand citizen, they must have been adopted:through an intercountry adoption with the involvement of an Australian state or territory central authority, or
through an intercountry adoption by arrangement between two countries (other than Australia) that are parties to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention), or
if no Australian state or territory central authority was involved, through an expatriate adoption by an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa who has been living outside Australia for more than 12 months before the adoption was finalised
To be eligible for this visa, a stepchild must:be the child of their parent’s former partner
be aged under 18
The step-parent must also have either:an Australian parenting order in force that says the child is to live with them and be looked after by them, or
guardianship or custody of the child under an Australian law or the law of another country

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