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Subclass 101 visa – a great opportunity to sponsor your children to Australia

A Subclass 101 visa allows children to be sponsored to Australia to live with their parents. In 2023-2024, it is estimated that around 3000 Child visas will be granted. How to successfully apply for this child visa? Let’s read on and get advice from our qualified and experienced consultant.

 

 

What is a Subclass 101 visa?

A Child visa – Subclass 101 is a visa that allows a child to come to live in Australia with their parents permanently. The sponsor (parents) must be Australian citizens/ permanent residents or an eligible New Zealand.

 

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What is a Subclass 101 visa?

 

Benefits of holding visa 101

The Subclass 101 visa holders are entitled the following benefits:

 

ResidencyTo live in Australia permanently.
Work and studyTo work and study in Australia.
Multiples entriesTravel in and out of Australia within 5 years. After 5 years, you need to apply for a Resident Return visa (RRV) or become an Australian citizen.
Health careAccess to Medicare – an Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.
Family membersAllow your eligible family members to apply for the visa together with you.
CitizenshipApply for Australian citizenship.

 

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Benefits of holding visa 101

 

Contact VEM for further information.

 

Requirements of a Subclass 101 Australia visa

The sponsor and the applicant need to meet these following requirements in order to receive a Subclass 101 visa grant.

 

For both

The applicant must be a biological child, adopted child, or stepchild of the sponsor.

    • For adopted child:
      • Must be under 18 years of age at the time of being adopted by a parent who was not an Australian citizen/ permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. (The applicants may be also eligible to apply for visa 102)
    • For stepchild:
      • The step-parent must have guardianship of the child.
    • Must meet the health requirements.
For the sponsor (parent)
    • Must be An Australian citizen/ permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
    • Must be from and over 18 years of age.
    • Have no debt to the Australian government.
    • Have no criminal record.
For the applicant (children)
    • Must be under 18 years of age or from 18 to under 25 if you’re a full-time student.
    • Must financially depend on the sponsor.
    • Must be offshore when applying for a Subclass 101 visa.

 

To know whether you meet visa 101 requirements, contact VEM. Our consultant – Mr. Peter Cao, a registered migration agent (MARN: 1577877), will assist you.

 

Step-by-step to apply for visa 101

    • Step 1: Check whether you meet the Subclass 101 requirements.
    • Step 2: Prepare the documents and apply for the Subclass 101 visa.
    • Step 3: Provide additional documents (if required).
    • Step 4: Receive the Subclass 101 visa.

 

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Step-by-step to apply for visa 101

 

You can apply for the visa yourself but it is recommended that you should use visa services provided by a registered migration agent.

 

Required documents of Subclass 101 application

 

Identification documents
    • Certified copy of your valid passport.
    • Certified copy of your identification.
    • Certified copy of your birth certificate.
    • 4 ID card photos.
    • Proof of legal name change (if necessary)
Proof of relationship
    • Certified copy of registration book.
    • Certified copy of marriage certificate.
    • Certified copy of birth certificate.
    • Proof that the applicant has been adopted by the sponsor (if any).
Health and character evidence

Provide health examinations and police check if the applicant (children) is from and over 16 years of age.

Financial evidence

If you are from and over 18 years of age at the time of application, you will need to provide evidence of being dependent fully on your parents by providing financially dependent evidence.

 

Contact VEM if you need further assistance. Our qualified and experienced migration consultant (MARN: 1577877, QEAC: K580, MIA: 12648) will help your visa application process go smoothly.

 

Visa 101 processing time in 2024

 

50% of the applications are processed within16 months
90% of the applications are processed within34 months

 

To be granted the visa in the earliest possible time, your visa application should be processed properly and as a “ready make decision”. It’s best to contact VEM for further assistance.

 

Cost of a Subclass 101 Child visa

 

Fee (in AUD)
For the main applicant3,055
For the additional applicant
    • From and over 18 years of age: 1,530.
    • Under 18 years of age: 765

 Note: The 101 visa fee listed above does not include a 1.4% surcharge.

In addition, you need to pay other fees such as health examination, biometrics collection and police clearance check.

 

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Cost of a Subclass 101 Child visa

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to get a DNA test when applying for visa 101?

Yes, if you’re required by the DHA.

Where must the children be when the parent is applying for the visa?

The children must be offshore when applying for the visa. However, they can be onshore or offshore when being granted visa 101.

Can I include my family members on the application?

Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.

Must my child take a health examination before applying for visa 101?

No. It must be done after the application lodgement.

Is there an age restriction for the applicants when applying for visa 101?

Yes. The applicants must be under 25 years of age.

What is the basic difference between visa 101 and visa 802?

The applicant must be offshore when applying for a Subclass 101 visa. In contrast, you must be onshore when applying for a Subclass 802 visa.

Can I help my children to prepare and submit their visa application?

Yes, if the applicant is under 18 years of age.


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We accompany our clients for their whole immigration journey. Contact VEM for further assistance.

 

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