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Hi

Just wondering if anyone had made a child visa application (101) in the last year or so? I have seen a couple of references to it on here that it take a long time. But can't find anything recent.

 

To be honest I only just found out that we needed this visa today. We are emmigrating next year. My 1st child was born before we received our subclass 136 visas so we just filled in a form & he was added. Thought it would be the similar for the little one but apparently not:arghh:

 

I am totally:cry: at the cost too. Back in 2006 we paid about £1300 for our entire application (I know it's more like £4500 now) but to pay that amount again just to add a toddler seems crazy! I'm panicing now that we will have to delay everything for his visa.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, yes it is as you have heard. 101 visa's are taking 9-12 months to process. That said, there is nothing to stop your littlie coming to Australia on a tourist visa, while the 101 is being processed.

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We applied at the beginning of May and had a case officer within 1 week. We were asked to get medicals and police checks and given 7 weeks to get them but then we were told that the visa will take 7-8 months. Not sure why the rush to get medicals and police checks if it was to take that long! Anyway, we are travelling to Australia in November with our daughter on a tourist visa. We have let the case officer know and he informed us he will let us know when to leave Australia for him to grant the visa.

 

Hope that helps.

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It's currently taking 6 1/2 months for a s/c 101 Child Visa - applied end June 2011, Visa issued today 11/01/2012.


Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia) www.kbfayers.com

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It's currently taking 6 1/2 months for a s/c 101 Child Visa - applied end June 2011, Visa issued today 11/01/2012.

 

That's great news Ken! Im at the 5 months and 2 days stage and still waiting....so maybe there's hope it will come sooner!

 

P.s. did your C.O request medicals or did you front load them with the application? Just wondering if this is why your child's visa was granted quickly compared to others i have heard about!?

 

All the best!

 

Jen

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C.O. requested medicals (and police checks for us as his parents) about one week after the visa application was made.


Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia) www.kbfayers.com

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C.O. requested medicals (and police checks for us as his parents) about one week after the visa application was made.

 

Yeah same, it was about 1 week after C.O was assigned that they requested them!

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C.O. requested medicals (and police checks for us as his parents) about one week after the visa application was made.

 

Sorry to bother you again Ken, but can you tell me who your C.O was? Just the initials or something!

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Sorry to bother you again Ken, but can you tell me who your C.O was? Just the initials or something!

 

Bishop


Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia) www.kbfayers.com

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