We specialise in mostly onshore Child Sponsor visas and have had many successfully granted over the years.
It really does pay to seek professional advice with child sponsor visas as these are one of our most complex visas to deal with because there are many subtle criteria that can lead to a potential refusal!
There are a variety of different types of Child sponsor visas including:
- Onshore child visa (Subclass 802)
- Offshore child visa (Subclass 101)
- Orphan Relative visa (Subclass 117)
Although, it is not technically a child visa, the subclass 461 is also a type of visa that is usually and mostly applied for by the dependent stepchildren of certain New Zealand citizen’s partners.
Child visas have very strict criteria and we recommend lodging an application prior to when a child turns 18 years old in order to have a much higher chance of success.
Dependent children can usually be sponsored up to the age of 25 years old provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
One of my favourite things about the subclass 802 visa is that a sponsored child under the age of 18 years of age does not need to remain dependent once the application has been lodged, unlike other types of visas where dependent children are included and have to remain dependent throughout the entire visa process. This can prove to be extremely challenging in cases where visas can take a substantially long period of time to be finalised.
Child visas range in cost from $1,710.00 (subclass 117) to $2,790.00 (subclasses 802 & 101)
Processing times can range from a few short months to 27 months in some cases.
This information is not intended to be or taken as migration advice as each case varies in complexities and circumstances. You should always consult an immigration lawyer or a registered migration agent to form an informed opinion on your immigration matter.