Family - Child
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 Category||Base Visa
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
– Over 18 (LKR)
– Under 18 (AUD)
– 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.
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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).
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