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Family - Child

Overview

Who should apply?

Child (Subclass 101)

This visa is a permanent visa for children who are the dependant 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, who are in the process of being adopted or have been adopted under certain circumstances.

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

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa
Application
Charge (AUD)
Base Visa
Application
Charge (LKR)
Additional
Application
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Over 18 (LKR)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (LKR)
Child – Subclass 101 2665   342000     1330   170700      670   86000    
Adoption – Subclass 102 2665 342000     1330   170700     670   86000    
Orphan Relative – Subclass 117 1630 209200     815 104600     410 52700   

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 adependentof the applicant.

*Fees updated effective from 01 January 2020.

Please refer Visa Pricing Table for more information.

Introduction of Service Fees

From 18 May 2015, the Department of Home Affairs is moving to a full user-pays model at all biometric Australian Visa Application Centers. This means that the Service Delivery Partner will charge clients a service fee for visa application lodgement and biometric collection. This is in addition to visa application charges. The service fees will be as follows:

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Primary applicant LKR 2,037
Biometric collection only LKR 1,935
Resident Return visa applications – no biometric required LKR 2,037
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Application lodgement and biometric collection – Secondary applicant LKR 1,426
Additional document submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office LKR 1,426

*Service fees are subject to change & inclusive of taxes.

How to pay for your visa

Visa fee payment should be made using a "Bank Draft" made payable to the Australian High Commission . Visa fees must be in Sri Lankan rupees and drawn against a Sri Lankan bank. The visa office cannot accept bank drafts in Australian Dollars or bank drafts drawn against an Australian bank or any other non-Sri Lankan bank.

Documents Required

For more information please click here.

Photo Specifications

One 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).

PROCESSING TIME

For the current average processing time of visa application kindly click here.

Download Form

Visa Category Forms
Visa application form 40CH Click here
Visa application form 47CH Click here