Subclass 101/802-Child Visa
Visa Class:
Date of Modification: 8 May 2022
Visa Category: family_visa
Visa Subclass: 101
Base Application Fee: 2710
Stream: Not Applicable

Visa Introduction

With this visa the child can
  1. migrate to Australia as a permanent resident
  2. study and access Medicare
  3. apply for Australian citizenship if eligible


The child must:
  1. be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  2. be under 18 years, a full-time student aged over 18 and under 25 and financially dependent on the parent, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
  3. be single and dependent on the parent
  4. be outside Australia when the application is made (Subclass 101)
  5. in Australia when the application is made (Subclass 802)

Processing times

Processing times
  • 25% of applications: 9 months
  • 50% of applications: 10 months
  • 75% of applications: 18 months
  • 90% of applications: 29 months

Sponsorship Requirements

Things to note
  1. you must be an Australian citizen or eligible New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  2. you must provide adequate accommodation and enough financial support to meet the child's reasonable living needs for their first 2 years in Australia

Visa Application Checklist

Want to know more about this visa?

You can see the government visa policies, frequently asked questions, as well as some complex case scenarios, when you logged into our website.
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