Child Visa Options

A Child visa lets an eligible parent sponsor their child to live in Australia indefinitely.
The parent can apply on behalf of a child younger than 18 years of age. An eligible parent is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible NZ citizen.
The child can be inside or outside at the time of application but must be in that same location at the time of visa grant.
Check if you qualify!


Permanent Child Visas

Child (Subclass 101) visa (offshore)
Child (subclass 802) visa (onshore)
Adoption (Subclass 102) visa (offshore)
Orphan Relative (subclass 117) visa (offshore)
Orphan Relative (subclass 837) visa (onshore)

Temporary Child Visas

Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa


The Differences


Child Visas are a permanent and allow your child to live in Australia indefinitely. Your child will be able to work. study and access Medicare. They will be able to travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa their visa is granted – after that time they will need to either apply for another visa to enter Australia or if they are eligible, apply for citizenship.

Adoption Visasare a permanent visa, which allows children adopted outside Australia to live in Australia with their adoptive parent. However, strict eligibility criteria applies to this visa subclass.

An Orphan Relative visa is a permanent visa which allows a child who is single to live in Australia with a relative if their parents are deceased, or can't care for them or can't be found.

A Dependent Child visa is a temporary visa for the child of a parent who holds a temporary Partner visa that does not already include the child. If this visa is granted, the child also needs to make a permanent Partner visa application before the parent's permanent Partner visa is decided.


Work with us to ensure that your application is approved quickly!

If you decide to make an application for a Child Visa using Western Migration's Registered Migration Agent to prepare and lodge the application on your behalf, we will make the whole process:

Simpler: Quite simply, we know what works and what doesn’t, so we will give you clear instructions as to what documents you need to provide. We will prepare your process your application properly and provide all the correct documents to the Department of Immigration.

More efficient: We will use our expertise to maximize your chances of a positive outcome and minimize processing delays, because we lodge decision ready applications.

Stress-free: We manage the entire process for you from start to finish! We will monitor your application until the Department of Home Affairs approves it and keep you informed of any developments and about any changes in legislation that may affect the outcome of your case.