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Visas for Child Migration

Applications may be made at the Australian Embassy, Moscow for the following types of Child visas.

  • Child (Subclass 101) - For children of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen
  • Dependent Child (Subclass 445) - For children whose parent holds a temporary Partner visa
  • Adoption (Subclass 102) - For children who have been or who are about to be adopted by a person who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen at the time of adoption.
  • Orphan Relative (Subclass 117) - For children whose parents are deceased, permanently incapacitated, or whose whereabouts are unknown and who have an eligible sponsor

Detailed information about Child visas is available from the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection:

How to Apply

Fraud in Visa Applications

All applicants for visas should be aware that if your application include false or fraudulently obtained documents, or information that is false or misleading, your application may be refused. This includes information given by you, a member of your family, or another person acting on your behalf. You and your family members may also be barred from entering Australia for three years, which would include being considered for other visa types. This applies to both temporary visas (such as Visitors and Students), and permanent visas (such as Partner, Child and Other Family visas).

The immigration and citizenship fraud reporting service receives reports relating to individuals who do not hold a valid visa to remain in Australia, are working illegally in breach of their visa conditions, or have lied or provided false documents in their visa application.

Processing Times

From 13 March 2017, you will be able to view current global visa and citizenship processing times for most visa subclasses and citizenship types. To view current processing times, see the product page for the specific visa subclass or citizenship type you are applying for. You can navigate to any product from Individuals and Travellers or Visa Support. On the product page, two processing times will be displayed, indicating how long it takes to finalise 75 and 90 per cent of all applications submitted globally.

Processing times apply from the date your complete application is lodged.

You can also use the Visa Finder to compare processing times for up to three different products.

Please note that applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and that actual processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether the applicant has lodged a complete application including all necessary supporting documents
  • how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external parties, particularly in relation to health, character, national security, and Assurance of Support requirements
  • the number of places available in the migration programme (for permanent migration visas)
  • surges in demand and peak periods

To ensure your application falls within the published processing times, we strongly encourage you to submit complete applications. The checklists provided on ImmiAccount will assist in making sure you have included all required documents during the application process.

Health and Character Requirements

All applicants for permanent entry to Australia must meet health and character requirements before the grant of a visa. Applicants should not undertake medical examinations until requested to do so by the Embassy.

Please do not contact your visa case officer to check whether they have received the results of the applicant's medical examination. Your visa case officer will advise you if the results have not been received.

See: Health and Character Requirements 

Additional Information

Find more information about aknowledgment of your application, making an enquiry about your application, and how we protect your personal information.