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Family - Child

Overview

Who should apply?

Child (Subclass 101)

This visa is a permanent visa for children who are the dependent child of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

The parent acts as a sponsor for the child and can lodge the visa application on behalf of the child.

Adoption (Subclass 102)

This visa is a permanent visa for children from overseas, under 18 years of age, who have been or are about to be adopted.

For this visa, an adoptive or prospective adoptive parent must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Orphan Relative (Subclass 117)

This visa is a permanent visa for children from overseas, under 18 years of age, whose parents are unable to care for them. The child must be sponsored by a relative who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen.

Dependent Child Visa (Subclass 445)

For children whose parent holds a temporary partner visa and is in the process of obtaining a permanent partner visa.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa
Application
Charge (AUD)
Base Visa
Application
Charge (INR)
Additional
Application
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Over 18 (INR)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (INR)
Child (Subclass 101)  2470    130,600  1235   65,300  620     32,800
Adoption (Subclass 102)   2470     130,600   1235     65,300   620    32,800
Orphan Relative (Subclass 117)   1510     79,900   755  40,000   380    20,100
Dependent Child (Subclass 445)     2470    130,600   1235     65,300   620    32,800

Siblings who apply for these visas will normally need to lodge separate application forms and each pay a base application charge; Additional Applicant’ does not refer to a sibling of the applicant, unless that sibling is a dependent of the applicant.

*Fees updated effective from 1 July  2018 .

Please refer Visa Pricing Currency Table for more information. 

The Visa Fees and VFS Global Service Charge are applicable per application.

Mode of Payment of Visa Fees:

  • Visa fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • Applicants sending in their applications by post can pay the visa fee in the form of Demand draft favouring “Australian High Commission” payable at New Delhi.
  • Only a single demand draft would be acceptable for payment of Visa application charge.

VFS Global Service Charge
In addition to the Visa Fees, applicant is required to pay the VFS Global Service Charge (inclusive of all taxes), as listed below.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgment Primary applicant INR 1248.00
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Secondary Client Fee INR 874.00
Additional Document Submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office INR 874.00


* Additional Document Submission charge is applicable for passport / documents submitted after the lodgment of visa applications with VFS Global.

Mode of Payment of VFS Fees:

  • VFS Service fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is submitted.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • For Postal Applications, the VFS Global Service Charge Demand Draft should be in favour of “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is couriered.

See: Postal Application

Click here for more information on various other Additional Services offered by VFS Global.

Documents Required

Child Visa checklist (English)

For detailed information on Migration visa kindly click here

Notice to all Visa Applicants – Acceptable Passport Copies

The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport copies:

  • Notarized copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
  • Copies certified by VFS.

The High Commission strongly recommends clients carry their original passports with them when they lodge at VFS to avoid any issues: http://www.india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/Visas_and_Migration.html. Unacceptable copies – missing pages or un-certified/un-notarized pages – can lead to adverse visa decisions. There is no obligation on the High Commission to request acceptable copies after lodgment and your application will be delayed.

Photo Specifications

Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).


photo specs

Processing Time

For the current average processing time of visa application at Australian High Commission New Delhi kindly click here.

Note: The processing time does not include the transit time taken in forwarding the visa application from Australian Visa Application Centre to Australian High Commission, New Delhi.

Download Form

Form 47CH

For the complete list of forms kindly click here