The Subclass 102 visa is a migration visa for applicants who are outside Australia and are looking to migrate to Australia as a dependent child of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen. This visa allows the dependent child to live and work in Australia permanently.
While the subclass 102 visa is for the applicants who are offshore (outside Australia at the time of lodging the application, it’s onshore counterpart is the subclass 802 visa. Once an application for a subclass 802 visa is lodged the applicant is issued a bridging visa A or C, depending on their circumstances at the time of lodging the application. Grant of a bridging visa allows the applicants to remain in Australia till such time their visa application is finally determined.
To be eligible for a Subclass 102/802 visa, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- The applicant must be under 25 years of age (exceptions apply)
- The applicant must be an adopted and dependent child of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
- The applicant must not be married, engaged to be married or in a de facto relationship
- The applicant must meet the Australian health and character requirements
The government charges for a Subclass 102 visa include the following:
|Base application charge
|Additional applicant charge for an applicant over 18 years
|Additional applicant charge for an applicant under 18 years
|Visa application charge for a subsequent temporary application
|Visa application charge for a subsequent permanent application
The processing time for a Subclass 102 visa may vary depending on various factors such as the number of applications received, the complexity of the case and quality of supporting documentary evidence submitted with the application. At the time of publishing this information, the Department of Home Affairs states that the processing time for a Subclass 102 visa is approximately 18 to 20 months.