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Hey everyone, I'm in Year 10 of schooling and I'm from Singapore. My mom's currently an Australian citizen - she's been there since 06, and I'm planning on settling in Australia permanently after I graduate from university, which will be in 8 - 9 years, an extended period of time due to Singaporean military service obligations (2 years).

 

I'm planning on applying for the Child Subclass 101 visa now, while I'm still under 18 (heard the dependency issue becomes hard after that), activate my visa in January next year, then complete my schooling in Singapore (2 years), go for military service (2 years) then possibly university in the UK, USA, not really Australia, since there isn't an uni particularly strong in what I'm planning to major in, but still keeping that in consideration due to lower costs if I were to be granted the visa.

 

I'll be visiting Australia this end of year for a month, after my A levels for 2 months, after my military service for 6 months or so while waiting for my university course to start (probably for a working holiday of sorts). The issue, however, is that my visa will expire midway during my freshman year at university, and after I wouldn't have fulfilled residency requirements (2/5 years, if I wasn't wrong) to qualify for a new 5-year Return Resident Visa.

 

After I complete my degree, which would be probably 3-4 years after my visa has expired, would I be able to qualify for a 3-month RRV for me to Australia and thereafter settle, or what'd happen after that? :| What should I even do now?

 

THANKS FOR READING!!!

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So you have not lived with your mum for 7 years? I dont think you would be a dependant anyway, maybe wrong! Were you not on her PR Visa to start with? If you are doing 2 years in the military would not that also count you out as a dependant - am only guessing here, thats the same as a lot of people on here, you would be better asking an agent - its not the normal kind of situation

 

 

[h=2]Dependency[/h]The child must be dependent on their sponsor. A child under 18 years of age is considered to be dependent. However for a child who has turned 18 years of age to be considered dependent, they must rely more on their sponsor than on any other person or source of financial support in either one of the circumstances below:

 

 

  • to meet their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing, and they must have relied on this support for a substantial period (usually 12 months)

 

 

From the immi web site

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Thanks for the advice! "A child under 18 years of age is considered to be dependent.", I clarified with the Australian High Commission, that as long as my mom has custody of me (which she has, joint between my mother and father), I should be dependent by that definition. As for the military obligation, I won't be serving it until 2 years from now, so I don't think that's a factor in this (:

 

Anyway, migration agents are getting /pretty/ expensive lately and I'd really prefer not to have one :| so here I am!

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From what you have posted - would you qualify for RRV in future??? Migration regulations constently changing and no one can predict what it will be nearly 10 years into the future. Under current regulations - no I do not think you would qualify for RRV if apply same scenario now. 1. You have never lived in Australia. 2. Although parent is there you would no longer be a dependent and have not lived with your mother for majority of your life. 3. You have no assets in Australia. I read a similar case in migration reviews, the other way round the child lived in Australia and parent overseas, once the initial visa expired she was denied RRV, and refused at tribunal. For same reasons the child was no longer a dependent and she had never lived in Australia. If you are planning on studying in UK or US you may have better luck with skilled migration once you qualify depending on what you wish to study.

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Anyway, migration agents are getting /pretty/ expensive lately and I'd really prefer not to have one :| so here I am!

 

Wouldnt we all like not to have paid an agent but sometimes if you have a complicated application you have to.

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The best thing to do is to plan to make your move within the five years of the visa, anything else is a risk.

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