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What is a Child Visa?

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A Child Visa is essential for children intending to travel to, enter, or remain in Australia indefinitely when they do not hold a permanent visa. This visa allows eligible children of Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to live in Australia permanently.

Types of Australian Child Visas

Depending on the applicant's circumstances and sponsor, several child visa options are available:

•    Child Visa (Subclass 101)

•    Child Visa (Subclass 802)

•    Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)

•    Orphan Relative (Subclass 837)

•    Orphan Relative (Subclass 117)

•    Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

Application Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is subject to various conditions:

•    Sponsorship: Must be sponsored by an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.

•    Age: Below 18 years, studying full-time between 18 to 25, or over 18 with a disability.

•    Health Criteria: Mandatory health assessments as part of the application.

•    Character Criteria: Applicants aged 16 or older must meet character requirements.

Specific Visa Details

•    Subclass 101 & 117: Applied outside Australia at both application and grant times.

•    Subclass 802 & 837: Applied inside Australia at both application and grant times.

•    Subclass 445: Flexibility in applying within or outside Australia, with specific conditions at grant time.

Special Considerations

•    Orphan Relative Visa: For children unable to be cared for by their parents due to specific circumstances.

•    Adoption Visa: Must be applied for outside Australia and involves adoption under the laws of another country, sponsored by an individual residing outside Australia for 12 months before the application.

Contact Brasica Migration for Expert Guidance:

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