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The Importance of including your newborn on your Australian visa application




As a new parent, you may be excited about the prospect of starting a new life in Australia with your family. However, it is important to ensure that your newborn is included on your visa application or added to your existing visa so that they can legally enter or stay in the country with you. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why it is important to include your newborn on your Australian visa application.


Legal Status


By including your newborn on your visa application, you are ensuring that they have the legal right to enter and stay in Australia. Without a visa, your newborn may not be able to enter the country or may be subject to deportation if they are found to be living in Australia illegally.


If your child is born in Australia, and neither biological parent is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you will need to regularise their visa status and add them to your existing visa.


Access to Health Care


Australia has a comprehensive public health care system. Certain temporary visa holders have access to Medicare under the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements or are eligible for Medicare if they have lodged certain permanent residency visa applications. By including your newborn on your visa application or existing visa, you are ensuring that they have access to this important healthcare coverage (if eligible). This is especially important in the early years of life when children require frequent check-ups and vaccinations.


Conclusion


Including your newborn on your Australian visa application or existing visa is an important step in ensuring that your child has the legal right to enter and stay in the country and access a range of benefits and services. If you have any questions about including your newborn on your visa application, you should speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents.


You can obtain further information related to the above topic by contacting one of our Registered Migration Agents today.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.


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