Dependent Children Visas
There are many ways in which children can unite with their families.
Child (Permanent) (Subclass 101)
This visa is designed for children from abroad who are the child or stepchild of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or a qualifying New Zealand citizen.
Orphan Relative (Permanent) (Subclass 117)
FFor children from abroad who are orphans, or whose parents are permanently incapacitated, or who are missing and who have a qualifying sponsor.
Adoption (Permanent) (Subclass 102)
For children from abroad who were or were about to be adopted by an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent visa, or a qualifying New Zealand citizen.
Important: If the parent became an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent visa, or an qualifying New Zealand citizen after the adoption took place, their children cannot apply for this visa. They must apply for a Child visa (subclass 101)
Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)
For children whose parent is only a holder of a temporary partner visa and is currently waiting for the permanent partner visa.
Humanitarian Program – Split Family Provisions
Designed for the children relying on the support of people granted any permanent humanitarian visa (including Protection and Resolution of Status visas) in the last five years. The offshore Humanitarian Program may make children relying on support of others, declared at the time of the application eligible for entry to Australia.