Subclass 445 visa allows a child to stay in Australia temporarily while the Department of Home Affairs processes his or her parent’s application for a permanent partner visa whilst holding a provisional partner visa. The child can only apply for this visa before the permanent visa application is finalised.
Under 18 years (exemptions may apply); and
- Dependent on a parent who holds a certain visa; and
- Sponsored by the same person who sponsored or nominated their parent’s permanent Partner visa application.
The child must be either under 18 years, or if over 18 years, financially dependent on the parent who has the temporary Partner or Dependent Child visa
A dependent child is a child or stepchild of a person under the age of 18. Children who are engaged, married or in a de facto relationship cannot qualify as dependent regardless of their age.
Sponsorship by a Visa Holding Parent
The sponsorship may not be approved if the sponsor or their partner has been charged or convicted of offences involving children.