Subclass 101 visa – a great opportunity to sponsor your child to Australia
A Subclass 101 visa allows children to be sponsored to Australia to live with their parents. In 2023, 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.
Benefits of holding visa 101
The Subclass 101 visa holders are entitled the following benefits:
|Residency||To live in Australia permanently.|
|Work and study||To work and study in Australia.|
|Multiples entries||Travel to and from Australia as many times as you want within 5 years. After 5 years, you need to apply for a Resident Return visa (RRV) or become an Australian citizen.|
|Health care||Access to Medicare – an Australia’s universal health insurance scheme.|
|Family members||Allow your eligible family members to apply for the visa together with you.|
|Citizenship||Apply for Australian citizenship.|
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.
The applicant must be a biological child, adopted child, or stepchild of the sponsor.
|For the sponsor (parent)|
|For the applicant (children)|
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.
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
|Proof of relationship|
|Health and character evidence|
Provide health examinations and police check if the applicant (children) is from and over 16 years of age.
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 2023
|90% of the applications are processed within||27 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 applicant||3,055|
|For the additional applicant|
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.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, if you’re required by the DHA.
The children must be offshore when applying for the visa. However, they can be onshore or offshore when being granted visa 101.
Yes, as long as they meet the requirements for dependent applicants.
No. It must be done after the application lodgement.
Yes. The applicants must be under 25 years of age.
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.
Yes, if the applicant is under 18 years of age.
We accompany our clients for their whole immigration journey. Contact VEM for further assistance.
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