This subclass of visa is permanent and allows children to stay with their parents in Australia. Eligible parents can apply for this visa on the behalf of their child younger than 18 years of age.
Obligations of 802 Child Visa
To avail of this category of visa, there are certain requirements that you will need to fulfil. The lists are given below.
- Stay Duration– The stay duration under this subclass of visa permanent
- Visa Cost– The cost of this visa starts from AUD 2,665.
- Things you must/ need to have: To avail of this visa you must-
- Be a dependent child of a parent who is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent visa
- Be single
- Sponsored by parents or parent’s partner
- Stay in Australia when the application is made and when the decision on it is taken
- Younger than 18 years of age, or
- Be a full-time student aged over 18 and under 25 and financially dependent on the parent, or
- Be over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
- Activities in Australia you can undertake: With this category of visa you can-
- Stay in Australia permanently
- Work and study in Australia
- Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted – after that time they will need another visa to enter Australia
- Access Medicare
- Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible
FAQs of Subclass 802 Child visa
- Does the child need to be dependent?
Yes, to avail of this visa, the child must be dependent on a parent who is an:
- Australian citizen
- Eligible New Zealand citizen
- Australian permanent visa holder
They can be their parent’s:
- Biological child
- Adopted child
2. Is it essential for the child to have a sponsor?
Yes, the child must be sponsored by an eligible parent or their parent’s spouse or de facto partner in order to avail of this visa. Also, the sponsorship should be approved by the officials to avail of this visa.
3. What consent is required to migrate to Australia under the Subclass 802 Child visa?
To migrate under this visa in Australia, the child must be younger than 18 years and must be either:
- The child has the written consent of everyone who can legally decide where they live, or
- The laws of the child’s home country allow them to leave their home country, or
- It is consistent with any Australian child order about the child