The Child visa allows the child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to migrate to or remain in Australia on a permanent basis. The child must be under 18 years old when the visa application is lodged.
As the visa applicant, the child must:
If you are between 18 and 24 years old, you must be a full-time student AND financially dependent upon your sponsor, OR you must have a disability that prevents you from working. Additionally, you must NEVER have been married or had a de facto partner.
- be the child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen (there are special requirements for adopted children);
- be single (i.e. not married, engaged or in a de facto relationship);
- be under 25 years old at the time that your application is lodged.
The parent who is sponsoring your visa application must:
- be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen;
- be your biological parent or adopted child of the sponsoring parent (child's dependents can be included in the application. This includes the child's dependent children or other dependent relatives);
- NOT have been convicted of (or have an outstanding charge for) an offence against a child (this requirement also applies to your parent's spouse or de facto partner, if relevant)
- be 18 years or older at the time that your application is lodged (or have a spouse or de facto partner who is eligible to sponsor your application);
- if you are under 18 years old, have:
- the sole legal right to decide where you can live OR
- have a statutory declaration from any other person who has the legal right to decide where you can live, granting permission for you to migrate to Australia OR
- a valid court order permitting your permanent removal from your home country.
Siblings must lodge separate applications.