Child 101 Visa
The Child 101 Visa is a permanent visa that enables a child to come to Australia as a permanent resident in order to live with their qualifying parents. This visa is granted to children whose parents have been granted permanent residency in Australia. It is required that the parent who is sponsoring their child be a citizen of Australia, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
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 kid has to have a parent who is qualified to sponsor them, in addition to the parent’s spouse or de facto partner. It is required that the parent who is sponsoring their child be a citizen of Australia, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand.
A sponsor is also required to:
- Take care of the youngster as your own child or as a stepchild.
- Be 18 years of age or over
The sponsoring parent must be either an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand in order for the kid to qualify as the sponsoring parent’s biological or stepchild.
It is possible to include a step-child in the application as long as the step-child is under the age of 18 and the sponsoring step-parent is no longer the child’s parent’s partner but is still legally obligated to care for the step-child.
The kid must have been adopted before their biological parent became a citizen of Australia, a permanent resident of New Zealand, or an eligible citizen of the United States of America.
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.