Dependent Child Onshore (subclass 802) Visa allows a dependent child to move to/stay in Australia while their parents permanent visa is processing.
If the child works, they are protected by Australian workplace law. See their workplace rights and entitlements.
The child must apply to be added to the parent’s permanent partner visa application when they have been granted a 445 visa
Note: the child may be eligible for citizen by decent if one of their parents was an Australian citizen at the time of the child’s birth and therefore don’t need
The Department of Home Affairs declares the right to refuse the visa if they find it is not in the best interest of the child. Sponsorship of the child must be approved for the protection of the child
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
This is visa is a temporary visa, until The Department of Home Affairs makes a decision regarding their parents’ visa.
As of January 2022, the published average processing times are as follows:
75% of applications: 7 months
90% of applications: 14 months
Note: the 1002 form must be submitted before a decision is made on the parent’s permanent partner visa, or the child will no longer be in Australia lawfully
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