Dependent Child Visa Subclass..
Dependent Child Visa subclass 445
- A child applying for this visa must be the dependent child of a parent who holds a temporary Partner visa or a Dependent Child visa. A parent usually lodges the application on behalf of the child. This visa allows a child to travel to and from or stay in Australia until their parent’s permanent Partner visa is finalised. This visa is required if the child is to be added to a permanent Partner visa application after a temporary Partner visa has been granted to their parent.
The child must be:
- a biological child, stepchild or adopted child of the parent
- sponsored by the same person sponsoring their parent with limited exceptions
- able to meet health and character requirements
- single (the child cannot be married, engaged to be married, or in a de facto relationship)
- younger than 18, or else be one of the following:
- Financially dependent on the parent holding the temporary Partner visa
- Incapacitated for work due to the total or partial loss of bodily or mental functions.
This visa will enable you to:
- travel to and from, or stay in Australia with their parents until a decision in made on the parentâ€™s permanent visa application
- work and study in Australia
- Travel to and from and stay Australia while the temporary visa is valid. The visa is valid while the parentâ€™s temporary Partner visa or Dependent Child visa is valid.
- A Dependent Child visa holder is eligible to enrol in Medicare once they have lodged an application for a permanent Partner visa. Medicare is Australiaâ€™s scheme for health related care and expenses.