Australia allows various visa options so that family members of an Australian resident can move to Australia given they meet the eligibility criteria. Child Visas are notable among the visa options offered by the Australian authority where a child currently living out of Australia can move there to live with his/her parents.

In this article, we will cover all the details of Child Visa subclass 101 which allows parents staying in Australia to bring their children to stay with them.

What is Child Visa Australia Subclass 101?

The Child Visa Australia Subclass 101 allows an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or a current Australian resident holding a legitimate visa to bring their child to stay with them who is currently not in Australia. This visa is applicable for children under 18 who are dependent on their parents, as well as students aged between 18 and 25 who are unable to work and are dependent on their parents too.

The child applying for the visa does not have to be present in Australia during the application process. The visa facilities allow the child to live and study in Australia with all privileges of an Australian resident. This visa also opens the possibility of applying for Australian citizenship in the future if eligible.

What are the Requirements of Child Visa Subclass 101?

There are a few eligibility criteria that have to be met by the applicant for the Child Visa subclass 101. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

* The applicant should be a dependent child of an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent Australian visa
* The applicant must be under 18 years old and dependent on the parent
* Or be a student aged between 18 to 25 completely dependent on the parent
* Or be over 18 years old, unable to work due to some disability and be dependent on the parent
* The applicant has to be dependent on the parent in all cases and should be single
The applicant has to be outside of Australia while applying for the visa


Facilities of Child Visa Subclass 101

The Child Visa Subclass 101 allows the child to stay and study in Australia indefinitely. This is an amazing aspect of the subclass 101 visa as it is one of the permanent visas offered. With this visa, the child can study and work in Australia without any limited time frame. If there are more dependent children, they can also separately apply for the same visa.

However, the child can travel to and from Australia until a period of 5 years from the date of the visa being granted. Once this duration runs out, the child can apply for the Resident Return Visas if he/she was outside of Australia during the period. This visa also opens up the doors for applying for an Australian Citizenship in the near future once the eligibility criteria are met.

Cost of Child Visas Subclass 101

The cost of the Child Visa Australia Subclass 101 is AUD 2,710. However, the visa charges can depend on additional health tests and medical examinations.

Child Visa Subclass 101 Processing Time

The processing time for the Child Visa Subclass 101 ranges from about 9 months to 29 months depending on your application and the supporting documents. DMS Immigration can help you prepare the right application for Child Visa subclass 101 that will have the best chance of being approved.

With a precise and well-prepared application, you can apply for the Child Visa to either move to Australia or bring any dependent children to Australia on a permanent visa. So, let us know if you have any queries. We will get back to you as soon as possible.