AUSTRALIA CHILD VISA This is a temporary visa for a natural, adopted or step child of a parent whoMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 12, 2010View Source
This is a temporary visa for a natural, adopted or step child of a parent who holds a temporary partner visa and has not yet been granted a permanent partner visa.
This means that the child's parent must hold one of the following visas:
- temporary Spouse visa (subclasses 309 or 820)
- temporary Interdependency visa (subclasses 310 or 826).
Applicants for this visa will require sponsorship from the same person sponsoring the child's visa-holding parent.
Note: If this visa is granted, the child must lodge a separate application for the same permanent visa as their parent before a decision is made on the parent's permanent visa application.
There is an application charge for this visa. This will usually not be refunded if the application is unsuccessful, or if the applicant decides to withdraw the application after lodging it. The application charge covers the applicant and all family members included in your application. The Dependent Child visa is known as an Extended Eligibility (temporary) visa.