Child Migration

Subclass 802 and Subclass 101


The child visa is a permanent visa available to children or stepchildren of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens.


An applicant must be:


  • Sponsored by an eligible sponsor

  • Single

  • Under 18 years of age, or:

    • A full-time student and over the age of 18 and under 25, or

    • Over 18 years with a disability


For a Subclass 802 visa, the applicant must be onshore at the time of application and time of decision.


For a Subclass 101 visa, the applicant must be offshore at the time of application and time of decision.




The child must be dependent on a parent who is either: 

  • an Australian citizen, or

  • an eligible New Zealand citizen, or

  • an Australian permanent visa holder.


They can be their parents:

  • biological child, or

  • an adopted child, or

  • a stepchild (only from a former partner).


A child does not meet the dependency requirement if the stepparent is the current spouse or de facto partner of the child’s biological or adopted parent.

Your dedicated migration agents

Obtaining a visa is stressful – we know. There’s uncertainty, financial stress, and considerable paperwork. What’s more, to most it’s a wholly unfamiliar process that can feel overwhelming. But obtaining a visa can also be rewarding, exciting, and likely a life-changing event. To provide the best service and help ease the stresses of obtaining your visa, we provide a considered and tailored service – helping each couple embark on their visa process in the best way possible. Following our first consultation, you’ll be assigned a dedicated migration agent that will stay with you throughout the process, avoiding many of the stresses and uncertainties that come with being bounced between agents.

We help individuals across Australia's major cities, including:

  • Melbourne

  • Adelaide

  • Brisbane

  • Sydney

  • Perth

Contact us today and learn more about how we can assist you with all your visa needs, including partner visas, parent visas, general skilled migration visas, and many more.