How to Apply Child Visa to Australia

How to Apply Child Visa to Australia
How to Apply Child Visa to Australia

The Child Visa category is for the natural child, adopted child or stepchild of a sponsor who must be a citizen of Australia, holder of a permanent visa or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Where a child is overseas and was adopted after the sponsor became a permanent resident, they should apply under the Adopted Child category.

Note that a child can only be granted a permanent Child Visa on the basis of a step relationship in circumstances where:

  • The child’s natural or adopted parent is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen; or
  • The parent is no longer a spouse of the step parentand that step parent has been granted legal responsibility for the child by acourt.

Orphan Relative Category

The Orphan Relative Visa category is for a child under 18 years of age who has no parent to care for them.

The sponsor must be a relative who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Adoption Category

The Adoption category is for achild under 18 years of age who has been adopted or is in the process of beingadopted by their sponsor who must be an Australian citizen, holder of apermanent visa or eligible New Zealand citizen. 

The adoption must be supported by a State/Territory adoption authority, unless the adoptive parent has beenresident overseas for a period of at least 12 months at the time of themigration application, and they can demonstrate their residence overseas wasnot contrived to deliberately bypass the requirements concerning entry ofadopted children.

Dependent Child (Temporary) Category

The Dependent Child (Temporary) Visa is a provisional visa which enables a dependent child (natural child, adopted child or step child) of a holder of a Provisional Partner Visa to travel to or remain in Australia for the same period as their parent.

Once this visa has been granted, the child can apply to be added to their parent’s Permanent Partner Visa application.

Qualifying for a Child Visa

There are a range of criteria you must be able to fulfill for your child to qualify for a visa to Australia. Fillout an Online Assessment to see if your child will qualify for an AustralianChild Visa, or if you are able to sponsor a child to Australia.

Posted in Australia, Child Visa | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What is the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Australia?

What is the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Australia?
What is the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Australia?

What is the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Australia?

The Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) allows employers in regional or low population growth areas of Australia to fill skilled positions they are unable to fill from the local labour market.

An employer can take part in the scheme if their business is in any area except Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth.

Regional Skilled Migration Scheme Process

The RSMS process consists of 3 stages:

1. Certification of the Nomination or Vacancy (by a certifying body)

In general terms, the employer must be able to demonstrate to a certifying body that:

The position is a genuine full-time vacancy;

It is available for at least 2 consecutive years;

It requires qualifications equivalent to at least Australian diploma level (this includes trade certificates);

The position cannot be filled from the local labour market;

Employment and remuneration is in accordance with Australian industrial laws; and

There is, or will be, an employment contract or letter of appointment covering the position.

2. Employer Nomination Assessment

The completed and certified nomination needs to be forwarded to the relevant Department Business Centre who needs to be satisfied:

The nomination has been certified by a regional certifying body; and

All the above requirements were met.

3. Visa Nominee Requirements

The nominee must complete and lodge an application. In general terms, the visa application will be assessed against the following:

That the nominee has the relevant qualifications equivalent to at least an Australian diploma;

That the nominee is able to satisfy any mandatory licensing, registration or professional membership requirements;

That the position is for a fixed term of at least 2 years (supported by evidence of a contract);

That the nominee is less than 45 years of age;

That the nominee has functional English language ability; and

That the nominee and all family unit members meet mandatory health and character requirements.

Posted in Australia, Immigration, Visa and Immigration, Work Abroad | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Australia continues to be a popular migration destination

Why Australia continues to be a popular migration destination
Why Australia continues to be a popular migration destination

Some top reasons include Australia’s major cities such as, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth which rank among the world’s most liveable cities, with Melbourne and Sydney inevitably in the top three or top ten in surveys and studies.

Australia is one of the very few countries that continue to have an active and supportive immigration policy. Today, more than ever, it is a popular migration destination.

1. High human development

The UNDP Human Development Index ranks Australia second in the world. The index takes into consideration life expectancy, schooling, income, income and gender inequality and other factors.

2. Good quality of life

The OECD Your Better Life Index for2012 profiles countries across eleven measures of human well-being. Australia ranks in a total score higher than all the other English speaking countries including Canada, New Zealand, United States and the United Kingdom.

3. Nature’s bounty

Australia has an abundance of valuable natural resources that has been and will continue to be a pillar of its economy. Its physical size, surrounded by the vast ocean on all sides, and its geographical latitudes endow it with sparkling beaches, climates that vary from the tropical monsoonal North to snowfalls in the mountains of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, vast farmlands and vineyards, and natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef.

4. Most liveable cities

Australia’s major cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth) rank among the world’s most liveable cities, with Melbourne and Sydney inevitably in the top three or top ten in surveys and studies.

5. Economic opportunities

Inclusive access to housing, education, healthcare, employment and business, among others, impacts on an individual’s or a family’s economic prospects. Non-discrimination as to gender, age, colour, creed and sexual orientation is embedded in Australia’s laws and public policies, and is testimony of its advances as a progressive modern society.

6. Society’s care

Australia’s federal and state governments play a very large role in ensuring that quality healthcare is both accessible and affordable. Its public healthcare system may be fairly described as excellent in its reach and quality. Australia’s “catch-all” social security system is structured to ensure the well-being of families, dependents and retirees.

7. Reliable law enforcement

Law enforcement by the police and other authorities is competent, impartial and reliable.

8. Democratic governance

The democratic rule of law prevails firmly in Australia, both in legislation and practice. Judicial independence, civil liberties and freedom of the press are safeguarded by law as well as by public opinion. There is a high degree of transparency and accountability in governance.

9. Embracing multiculturalism

Ever since dismantling its White Australia immigration policy four decades ago, Australia has embraced multi culturalism in no uncertain terms in immigration policies and migrant intake.

Posted in Australia, Australian Spouse visa, Dependent Visa, Immigration, Parent Visa, Refusal visa, Study Abroad, Tourist Visa, Uncategorized, Visa and Immigration, Work Abroad | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment