The Migration (LIN 20/179: Arrangements for child visa applications) Amendment Instrument 2020 dated 15 July 2020 (“the Instrument”) amends the Arrangements for Child Visa Applications 2016/051. The arrangements for child visa applications instruments specify the form, place and manner for making an application regarding the Child (Migrant) Visas – Subclass 101 (Child), Subclass 102 (Adoption), Subclass 117 (Orphan Relative); the Child (Residence) Visas – Subclass 802 (Child) and Subclass 837 (Orphan Relative); and the Extended Eligibility (Temporary) Visa – Subclass 445 (Dependent Child).
The Instrument corrects a drafting error in the Arrangements for Child Visa Applications 2016/051, as amended vide the Migration (LIN 20/049: Arrangements for child visa applications) Amendment Instrument 2020 dated 30 March 2020, where the option for an application for visa Subclass 445, for a dependent child outside Australia to be made outside Australia, was removed.
The Instrument was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 16 July 2020 and has commenced from 17 July 2020 and is now in effect. Accordingly, it resumes the process of lodging an application for a dependent child outside Australia of a visa holder of Subclass 309, 310, 445, 820 or 826 through Form 918.
Migration Centre of Australia has a team of migration specialists who deal with child visas. If you are seeking assistance in this visa category, Write to us today or call us on (02) 4626 100 to speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents in Sydney.