Child 101 Visa
The Child 101 Visa is a permanent visa which allows a child to migrate to Australia as a permanent resident to live with their eligible parents. The sponsoring parent must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
What can a child do on a Child 101 Visa?
With a 101 visa, a child can;
- travel to and from Australia for five years
- stay in Australia indefinitely
- work and study in Australia
- enroll in Medicare, Australia’s health scheme
- sponsor eligible relatives to come to Australia
- apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible
Child 101 Visa Eligibility
The child must be sponsored by an eligible parent or their parent’s spouse or de facto partner. The sponsoring parent must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
A sponsor must also:
- Be the parent or step-parent to the child
- Be 18 years of age or over
The child must be the child or step-child of the sponsoring parent who must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
A step-child can be included if the step-child is under 18 years of age and the sponsoring step-parent is no longer the partner of the child’s parent but has a legal responsibility to care for the child.
The adopted child must have been adopted before their parent became an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
The child cannot be or ever have been:
- Married or engaged to be married
- In a de facto relationship
The child must be either:
- Under 18 years old, or
- Over 18 and under 25 years and studying full time, or
- Over 18 years with a disability
The child and any dependents who apply for the visa with them must meet Australia’s health requirement.
If the child is aged 16 years or older, they must meet Australia’s character requirement.