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Old 01-02-2011, 09:36 PM
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Child visa offshore- when visa is granted

Hi all,

I have read that when a child visa offshore (101) is granted it lets the child-

1) live permanently in Australia
2) travel to and from Australia for 5 years from the date the visa is granted.

I just wondered if anyone could elaborate the 2nd point for me? I can't seem to find any more information about it.

Does it mean that the applicant can spend time in Australia and their original country of residence for how ever long they choose for the first 5 years? And so are not restricted to to staying in Australia for the first 5 years?

What would happen after those 5 years?

If anyone could explain a bit more about it that would be a great help!

Thanks!

Jen


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Old 01-02-2011, 11:19 PM
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In general terms any PR visa, be it a child visa or whatever has a validity period of five years from date of issue with a first entry date for validation usually set 12 months from when a medical examination was done.
So when a PR visa is granted, that initial entry needs to be made, ie. use it or lose it and once that has been done, a person holding that visa can travel freely out of Australia and back in as much as they like.
When the five years is up, they are still classed as a PR but to do any further travel they need to apply for a Residents Return Visa and they can also initially be issued with a five year validity, so same deal applies re travelling out and back in.
If a person fronts up for another one a further five years down the track, it could be they will be issued with one for just three months.
If at some stage they hang around long enough, being three years within a four year period they can apply for citizenship and get an Aussie passport.





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Oooh thanks for that! I understand what it means now


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Old 01-06-2011, 10:51 PM
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Hi

Im new here and chanced upon this bit of info regarding child migration.We're PR holders with validated visas and Im preparing to apply for an offshore child visa for my newborn baby

My questions are:
1. what are the timelines for obtaining a child visa offshore 101 from the time the application is sent?
2. do we send the application to DIAG in australia, or can we just send it to the australian embassy of our current country?
3. upon receipt of visa, do we expect that the visa should be validated i..e. there's a deadline when the child needs to arrive in australia? If so, what are the timelines for that

Thanks in advance for your help


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Old 01-07-2011, 02:03 PM
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It's showing as either 3 or 10 months depending on whether you are in a low or high risk country - Client Service Charter
Submit your application to the nearest office as per a normal offshore application and yes, I'd expect that there will also be a validation date for the child's visa as you had yourself and that will likewise be dependent on date of medical examination.
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Thanks for your response! I checked out the link and unfortunately found out timelines for my child is 10 months!! Does it usually take that long? Is the timeline quoted conservative i.e. they make it a point to stretch processing to that number?

Im in the process of finding a job at the moment with a prospective employer however Im not too excited with the prospect of waiting 10 months for my child to join me (assuming I land the job sooner that 10 months and would need to go ahead of my family)

Any idea on this? Thanks for your help


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The reason the 10 months is shown for a HR country is that for some there will be extra security checking and if your visa processing time was lengthy you'll know about that.
For a new born baby, there is hardly going to need to be the security checking and from that aspect yes, the 10 months could be very conservative in your childs case.
If you found employment and were wanting to be travelling earlier, I would approach the embassy/consulate where you lodge and see about getting a tourist visa for the child to initially travel on and though that unfortunately would mean that you would need to do a trip out of Australia when the child visa was ready for granting and that only needs to be as far as New Zealand, the trip to visit the embassy/consulate may just help to accelerate the granting.
So just get the child visa application in ASAP and hopefully you do not have too big an issue.





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