Child Onshore visa (Subclass 802)





From AUD2,655

Processing times

  • 75% of applications 10 months
  • 90% of applications 12 months

With this visa the child can

  • migrate to Australia as a permanent resident
  • study and access Medicare
  • apply for Australian citizenship if eligible

The child 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 under 18 years, a full-time student aged 18 to 25, or over 18 and unable to work due to a disability
  • be single and dependent on the parent
  • be in Australia when the application is made and when we make our decision


  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare
  • sponsor relatives to come to Australia
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

The child can travel to and from Australia as many times as they want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility of this visa remans valid.

If the child wants to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:

  • they will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) visa so they can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • they might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If they become an Australian citizen, they don’t require a visa to re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship

To see when the child’s travel facility ends, use VEVO.


This is a permanent visa. It lets the child stay in Australia indefinitely.

The child becomes a permanent resident the day we grant the visa.


If the child has siblings who also want to apply, submit separate applications for each sibling.

The child’s dependent children can be included on their application when they apply or at any time before we decide the application.

Dependent children of the child who apply for the visa must meet our health requirement.

Family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health requirement.


The visa costs AUD2,470 for the main applicant.

There is also a charge for each dependent child who applies for the visa with you.

There might be other costs for health exams,  police certificates biometrics

To work out what your visa will cost, use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs.


The child must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, when the application is submitted and when we make a decision.

The child can’t apply for this visa if they are in Australia on another visa with a no further stay condition.


The application might take longer to process if:

  • it is not filled in correctly
  • it does not include all the documents we need or we need more information
  • it takes us time to verify the information

We can’t process the application if the correct visa application charge is not paid. We will advise if this is the case and if necessary return the application.


The child and any dependants must obey all Australian laws.


The child must be dependent on their parent. They can be their parent’s:

  • biological child
  • adopted child
  • stepchild

Adopted children

If the child was adopted after their parent became an Australian citizen, Australian permanent visa holder or eligible New Zealand citizen, they must have been adopted:

  • through an intercountry adoption with the involvement of an Australian state or territory central authority, or
  • through an intercountry adoption by arrangement between two countries (other than Australia) that are parties to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention), or
  • if no Australian state or territory central authority was involved, through an expatriate adoption by an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa who has been living outside Australia for more than 12 months before the adoption was finalised


To be eligible for this visa, a stepchild must:

  • be the child of their parent’s former partner
  • be aged under 18

The step-parent must also have either:

  • an Australian parenting order in force that says the child is to live with them and be looked after by them, or
  • guardianship or custody of the child under an Australian law or the law of another country


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Enrol in a trade course that educates you for an occupation that is on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).


485 visa (Graduate Work) – The Graduate Visa is an 18 month visa available to international students who complete studies in Australia taking 2 academic years or more.


While on the 485 visa, complete the 12 month Job Ready Program (JRP) through TRA. It is for international student graduates who hold an Australian qualification issued by a CRICOS registered training organisation based on studies in Australia and can lead to a positive skills assessment.


After receiving a positive skills assessment, you may be eligible for the TSS 482 visa, 491 Regional Skilled visa, 494 Employer Sponsored Regional visa and if you have enough points for other Skilled visas (189 and 190 visa).



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