Subclass 101 visa – a great opportunity to sponsor your child to Australia
The target for the group of visas to sponsor children to Australia last year (2021) was expected to be 3,000 visas. So how many slots are there for the Australian Subclass 101 visa? What can a Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) member do to help your family increase their chances of visa success? The answer is waiting for you to discover!
What is a Subclass 101 visa?
A Child visa – Subclass 101 is a permanent visa that allows a child living outside Australia to immigrate to Australia and live with their parents. A parent must be suitable to sponsor: an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand.
Benefits of holding a Subclass 101
A Subclass 101 visa belongs to the Family visas. Therefore, applicants can receive these wonderful benefits from this visa.
|Free entries benefits|
|Social security benefits|
Have full study and work rights.
|Sponsor family member benefits|
Can sponsor another eligible family member.
Many Australian Subclass 101 visa holders do not take full advantage of those benefits. Surprisingly, the reason is that the family does not understand all those rights. This is a very unfortunate thing.
That’s why you should contact VEM! VEM consultants have enough knowledge and experience to answer all your questions which will help you make the most of your benefits.
Requirements of a Child visa – Subclass 101
The sponsor and the applicant need to meet these following requirements in order to receive a Subclass 101 visa grant.
|For the sponsor and the applicant||Relationship|
The applicant (the child) can be a biological, adopted or stepchild of the sponsor. Depending on the relationship, the Subclass 101 visa requirements will change. Specifically:
If the applicant is an adopted child:
If the applicant is a stepchild:
|Health||Meet the health requirements of the Australian Government.|
|For the sponsor||Nationality||Must be An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.|
|Age||At least 18 years old.|
Both the sponsor and their partner must meet the following conditions:
|For the applicant||Age|
The child needs to be in one of the following cases:
|Work||Must not work full-time.|
|Where to lodge the visa||Offshore|
|Where to receive the visa|
Due to travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 epidemic, on February 1, 2020, the Australian Government temporarily applied a preferential policy for Australian visa applicants including those who apply for a Subclass 101 visa.
Accordingly, Subclass visa 101 applicants can receive visas inside or outside Australia. But receiving a visa in Australia is only applicable from February 27, 2021 and for the following cases:
If you choose this visa, your family should contact VEM soon! VEM’s migration consultant (Mr. Phong Cao) will help the family consider the eligibility for an Australian Subclass 101 visa.
With more than 10 years of experience in Australian migration, he can surely assist you and your family in a Subclass 101 visa process.
Step-by-step of a Subclass 101 visa
The Australian subclass 101 visa application process includes 7 steps:
- Step 1: Check the eligibility of the applicant and the sponsor.
- Step 2: Prepare necessary documents and documents.
- Step 3: Submit the application and visa fee
- Step 4: The DHA receives the application.
- Step 5: The application is processed.
- Step 6: The DHA requests additional documents (if necessary).
- Step 7: The Australian Government issues the Subclass 101 visa grant to the applicant.
Once you know the route to apply for a Subclass 101 visa, you should apply for the visa on your own or you can use the services of a consulting company.
The Australian Government advises that, if using the help of a consultant, you should choose the services of a consultant licensed by the Australian Government (MARA). Because these people are obliged to advise in accordance with Australian Migration law and they are under the management of MARA.
VEM’s consultant (Mr. Phong Cao) has been licensed by the Australian Government (MARA: 1577877). So with VEM’s assistance, your family’s chances of successfully applying for a Subclass 101 visa will be wider!
What does the Australian Subclass 101 visa application include?
The DHA always encourages applicants to submit an accurate, complete and thorough application in terms of both documentation and translation. This helps the application reviewers save a lot of time for processing.
A good Subclass 101 visa application file must include the following basic documents and documents:
Fill out Form 1229 (if applicant is under 18 years of age). VEM clients will receive detailed instructions on how to do this.
|Proof of your relationship|
|Proof that you meet the health and character requirements|
If you are 16 years of age or older, you must demonstrate that you meet the health and character requirements required by the Australian Government. You can contact VEM for an Australian immigration consultant to guide you on how to do the paperwork.
If you are not confident about your documents, please contact VEM’s professional consultant Mr Phong Cao – member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648) for support.
Members of the MIA are always the first to be notified when the Australian Migration Laws change.
Processing times of a Subclass 101 visa in 2022
In the group of visas to sponsor children, the processing time for a Subclass 101 visa is considered to be longer than that of a Subclass 102 visa.
|75% of the applications||18 months|
|90% of the applications||29 months|
Cost of a Child visa – Subclass 101 in 2022
Check out the most accurate Subclass 101 visa fee in 2022 in the table below:
|The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the visa applicant||2,790|
|For the accompany member|
Note: The 114 visa fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
There are also other costs for health and police checks.
Responsibilities of sponsors after the Subclass 101 visa grant
After being granted a Subclass 101 visa, the applicant’s family must fulfill its obligations. Specifically:
- The sponsor is responsible for sponsoring the children when they are granted a visa.
- Parents must provide: accommodation, financial support for the child in the first 2 years of the visa period, even though the child is over 18 years old.
- Provide information and guidance for children to settle in Australia.
- Fully perform other obligations as required by the sponsorship commitment.
If the above information is not clear, the family should contact VEM soon! Our migration consultant will explain it in detail for the family to understand!
Frequently asked questions
The answer is yes. But this happens very rarely. If your family is a client of VEM and is required to be tested by the DHA, VEM will provide detailed instructions on how to do the paperwork.
The answer is yes, if you prove you meet the relationship requirements mentioned above.
Yes, there is. The applicant must be under 25 years old.
Both of these visas are ways for parents to sponsor their children to Australia. But the difference is that the 101 visa requires the applicant (child) to apply outside of Australia, while the 802 visa allows the applicant to apply in Australia.
VEM hopes that the information about the Subclass 101 visa in this article will help your family in sponsoring their children to Australia. If you have any problems, please contact VEM! We are always happy to answer all questions so that the family can quickly complete the procedures, submit documents and reunite in Australia!
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