Child visa (802 or 101 visa)

The Child visa is for applicants whose parent/s are an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or an eligible New Zealand citizen. The child must be either the biological child or adopted child of a parent (there are special requirements for adopted children) OR a stepchild who has not turned 18 of a step-parent who is no longer the partner of the child’s parent but has a legal responsibility to care for the child.

Am I eligible for a Child visa?

  • I am the child (biological, adopted or step) of an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • I am living inside or outside Australia
  • I do not have a spouse or de-facto partner
  • If I am aged between 18 and 25 years of age and I do not have a disability that prevents me from working, then I am a full-time student (I started that course since turning 18 years of age or within six months or a reasonable time after finishing school)
  • If I was adopted, this occurred before I was 18 years of age AND the adoption met one of the following requirements:
    • I was adopted in accordance with the Adoption Convention and an adoption compliance certificate is in force; OR
    • my adoptive parent became an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or a New Zealand citizen after the adoption took place; OR
    • my adoptive parent was an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or an eligible New Zealand citizen when the adoption took place, and before the adoption a state or territory authority in Australia approved my parent as a suitable adoptive parent; OR
    • the adoption was an expatriate adoption.
  • I meet the health and character requirements.

What does this visa allow me to do?

  • Reside in Australia indefinitely with my family who were included in the application
  • Travel in and out of Australia for the five years from the date the visa is granted. Thereafter I would need to apply for a Resident Return Visa
  • Work, operate a business, study in Australia – if I choose to
  • Buy property with the same terms and conditions as Australian citizens
  • Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • Apply for Australian citizenship (once I am eligible) by completing the residence requirements in Australia
  • Sponsor eligible relatives who are eligible to meet a family visa (for example, partner or parent etc) or certain skilled regional visas (subclass 491).

How We Work

Free Australian Visa Assessment

Determine if you qualify for an Australian visa, or for employers, see whether you can legally sponsor an overseas worker

Prepare Your Application

Our highly trained and qualified professionals will prepare your application ensuring it meets all legislated requirements for your visa type

Evaluate Your Options

Our specialists will contact you within 24-48 hours to discuss your outcome and possible options

Submit Your Application

We submit your application and deal directly with the Department of Home Affairs until a decision is made on your application


Just some of the people we have helped.

We chose Immigration Downunder for our spouse visa application as Joe had already had a great experience with them before with a work visa. From the beginning to the end of our visa application Ben and Kelly demonstrated their expertise in this area and they made us feel confident in our application. We also felt they went above and beyond our expectations, by helping us to lodge our initial application in a short time frame to assist us in starting the process on-shore before Joe needed to travel again for work. We are pleased to say we were successful with our application and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Immigration Downunder to others.

    Steph and Joe
    Steph and Joe

    Partner Visa

    We can’t thank Ben & Kelly enough for helping our immigration dreams come true, this little Scots family is living our Australian dream, we are now citizens and proud to call Australia home, we have no doubt that we would not have got here so quickly or smoothly without their guidance and expertise. Best investment we made getting the professionals to help us. Saved us a lot of time and money. Forever grateful.

      Martin Family
      Martin Family

      Employer Sponsored Visa – temporary and permanent followed by Citizenship

      I thank God I knew Ben because of their help our Visa has been granted and living now in this beautiful country I am so lucky and thankful for their help. I will still ask for their help in the future. God bless and protect them all always hope and pray they continue helping people for their visas.


        Partner Visa, Child Visa, Resident Return Visa, Tourist Visa and then Citizenship

        My family and I have been Ben's clients for 10 years now. It started with the extension of Business sponsor visa of my parents and soon Ben was the representative for our entire family. I still remember, from the beginning Ben had been very clear, strategic, and optimistic in his approach while lodging our applications. He was always there for questions and ambiguities. He was always proactive and found alternatives when we were stuck with no solutions. We always made informed decision - thanks to him. We would blindly select Ben as our representative, any day, we have an Immigration issue or have to lodge an application with the Department. He is very competent and thorough in his work. I cannot thank Ben enough for everything he did for me & my family and highly recommend him. Thanks a million Ben for all your support and assistance in our difficult times.”

          Maria Umer & family
          Maria Umer & family

          Employer Sponsored, Parent Visa, Citizenship

          We, at Rajdhani Indian Restaurant on the Central Coast, have been using the immigration services of Immigration Downunder since 2012. The introduction was accidental through an advertisement in the Central Coast Express Advocate. The first meeting with Kelly and Ben was absolutely reassuring, they helped us sponsor one of our first Cooks. Working both with Kelly and Ben is extremely easy and fulfilling as they have always helped us with each step of the Visa Process. Ben is always a call or an email away and is happy to resolve any of our most difficult queries with utmost ease and logic. I have found both Kelly and Ben to be very open minded, easy to deal with and extremely helpful. The major groundwork is done by them and once the basic information is shared with them, they then take over the process right up to the finality of the application. I strongly recommend Immigration Downunder for all Visa related services; I am sure you will not regret using their services.

            Raj Sardana
            Raj Sardana

            Employer Sponsored Visas – Temporary & Permanent

            My partner and I used Immigration Downunder for both our 457 skilled worker visa and our application for permanent residency. There is no doubt in our minds that the process would have been significantly more confusing, scary, difficult, and quite possibly unsuccessful without Ben's help. Ben was thorough, detailed and answered all of our questions. He was patient and took time to relieve our anxieties particularly in confusing times and changing situations. I would not only recommend that anyone attempting to immigrate get a lawyer to assist with the process, but I would specifically recommend Immigration Downunder as a service that is worth every penny.

              Kathryn Kaehler
              Kathryn Kaehler

              Employer Sponsored Visa – Temporary & Permanent