445 Extended Eligibility – Dependent Child (Temporary) Visa
445 Extended eligibility - dependent child (temporary)
445 extended eligibility - dependent child Visa Summary
This is a temporary Visa for a child or stepchild of a parent who holds a temporary partner Visa and has not yet been granted a permanent partner Visa.
This means that the child’s parent must hold one of the following Visas:
- temporary Partner Visa (subclasses 309 or 820)
- temporary Spouse Visa (subclasses 309 or 820)
- temporary Interdependency Visa (subclasses 310 or 826)
Applicants for this Visa will require sponsorship from the same person sponsoring the child’s visa-holding parent.
Note: If this Visa is granted, the child must lodge a separate application for the same permanent Visa as their parent before a decision is made on the parent’s permanent Visa application.
who is the 445 Visa For?
This Visa is for a dependent child whose parent holds a temporary partner Visa that does not include the child.
what does the 445 Visa let you do?
This Visa allows the Visa holder to travel to and from, or remain in Australia for as long as their parent’s temporary Visa is valid, or until the parent’s permanent Visa application is finalized.
How does the 445 Visa work?
|Sponsor (Parent)|| The sponsor must be: |
• sponsoring the child’s visa-holding parent
• prepared to sponsor the child and any of the child’s family members also included in the application and who are migrating with the child
If a Dependent Child Visa is granted, the sponsor must provide support for the child, including ensuring the provision of accommodation and providing financial assistance required to meet the child’s reasonable living needs:
• during their first two (2) years in Australia (if the child is applying overseas)
• for the two (2) years following the grant of the child’s Visa (if the child is applying in Australia)
|Applicant (Child)|| A complete application must be lodged for the applicant, including all application forms, supporting documentation and application charges. If the application meets all Visa criteria, the applicant may be granted this Visa. The child’s parent will usually lodge the application on behalf of the child. |
Note: After being granted this Visa, a separate application must be lodged for the child for the same permanent Visa as their parent. This application must be lodged before a decision is made on the parent’s permanent Visa application.