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Child visa 101

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Hello,

i have applied for my child’s 101 visa from the UK, where we currently live. Mine and my husband’s PR visa expires at the end of February 2019 so we plan to move before then. Can I take my son on a holiday visa whilst waiting for his full visa to be granted? As it’s an off shore application will he need to exit the country to be granted the visa? And what happens if his holiday visa expires before his other visa is granted?

many thanks for any answers!

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Did you take advice about including your child on the original application, or applying onshore for a child visa?


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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Hello, no I didn’t. We didn’t have our son when we were originally granted the visa so that wasn’t an option. I couldn’t wait to be onshore to lodge the application as wasn’t 100% when or if we were going. I needed to apply whilst my husband and I were still residents. Hope that makes sense!

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You can request that the processing of your son's 101 visa be expedited as you need to enter Australia by the date on your visa grant. DHA are usually pretty efficient in these cases. Otherwise your son's ETA can be extended in Australia to allow him to stay more than 3 months (up to 12), but he will need to leave Australia for visa grant.


Lisa De Leon - Registered Migration Agent MARN 1170616

lisa@australianvisaoptions.com.au

www.australianvisaoptions.com.au

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