Child Onshore (subclass 802) Visa allows a dependent child of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who is already in Australia at the time of the application to stay in Australia indefinitely as a permanent resident with their parents.
note: A child is also eligible if they are over 18 but dependent on their parent because they are unable to work due to disability.
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
note: if the child has siblings or other family members also applying, they must apply separately.
Additional costs: You might also have to pay other costs for each applicant for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
This visa when granted is permanent residency in Australia
As of January 2022, the published average processing times are as follows:
75% of applications: 13 months
90% of applications: 21 months
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