A child visa allows individuals to come to Australia to live with their parents. To apply, the child must be sponsored by an eligible parent. An eligible parent is:
- An Australian Citizen
- An Australian Permanent Resident
- An eligible New Zealand Citizen
There are on-shore and off-shore options for this visa and once approved, this visa will allow the child to remain in Australia indefinitely. The processing time for this visa type is 7-14 months.