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Application for migration to
Australia by a child
Form
47CH
Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs (the Department)
acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
are the traditional custodians of the Australian land.
Life in Australia – Australian values
The Australian Government encourages people to gain an
understanding of Australia, its people and their way of life, before
applying for a visa to live in Australia.
This includes understanding that the English language, as the
national language, is an important unifying element of Australian
society. Australian society is also united through the following
shared values:
respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual;
freedom of religion;
commitment to the rule of law;
Parliamentary democracy;
equality of men and women;
a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect,
tolerance, fair play and compassion for those in need and
pursuit of the public good;
equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race,
religion or ethnic background.
The Life in Australia booklet provides more information on the
values that Australians share and their way of life. This booklet is
available in a wide range of languages. If the applicant has not
already received a copy of the booklet then it can be obtained
from www.homeaffairs.gov.au
If the applicant is 18 years of age or over, they must have read the
Life in Australia booklet before completing this application
form. If they have difficulty, or are unable to read the booklet,
they may have the content of it explained to them, for example,
by a friend or relative. This form contains a statement, that they
must sign, that confirms they understand and will respect the
values of Australian society (as explained in the booklet) and will
obey the laws of Australia. This includes acknowledging what
would be required if they later applied for Australian citizenship.
About this form
Important – Please read the detailed requirements in booklet 2,
Child Migration, and the following information carefully before
completing this form. Once the application is completed, we
strongly advise that the applicant keep a copy for their records.
If the applicant is a child who is under 16 years of age, the child’s
parent, relative or guardian may complete and sign the form on
the child’s behalf (depending on the visa for which the child is
applying).
Note: If the child is applying from outside Australia, he/she will
be applying to migrate. If the child is applying in Australia, he/she
will be applying for permanent residence. In this form the term
‘migrate’ covers both.
Integrity of application
The Department is committed to maintaining the integrity of the
visa and citizenship programmes. In relation to this application, if
you or a member of your family unit:
provide, or have provided in a previous application, fraudulent
documents or false or misleading information (knowingly or
not); and/or
fail to satisfy, or have failed to satisfy in a previous application,
the Minister of your or their identity;
this visa application may be refused and you, and any members
of your family unit, may become unable to be granted a visa for
specified periods of time, as set out in migration legislation.
If documents are found to be fraudulent or information to be
incorrect after the grant of a visa, the visa may subsequently be
cancelled.
Before lodging the application
Make sure the required documents are attached to the
application.
Make sure all instructions relevant to the visa for which the child is
applying have been followed. Refer to booklet 2, Child Migration.
The child’s sponsor should complete form 40CH Sponsorship for
a child to migrate to Australia. Both forms (47CH and 40CH)
should be lodged together.
Making a valid application
To lodge a valid application:
this form must be used – it is available from the Department’s
website www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or from any
office of the Department in Australia or Australian mission
overseas;
indicate the correct visa class (Child, Adoption or Orphan
Relative) at Part A of this form. If the child is supported by an
Australian state or territory welfare authority, this should also
be indicated at Part A.
Note: Australian state or territory welfare authority supported
child refers only to children in the permanent or long-term
care of an Australian state or territory government welfare
authority. It does not relate to any other type of support.
provide the address where the applicant intends to live while
the application is being dealt with. Failure to give a residential
address will result in the application being invalid.
Note: A post office box address will not be accepted as an
applicant’s residential address;
pay the required Visa Application Charge;
attach any documentation that is required to be provided with
this application; and
if the child is outside Australia, you must send or deliver
this application to the nearest Australian visa office outside
Australia;
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if the child is in Australia you cannot lodge this application in
person. You must post or courier the application to the Perth
office in Western Australia.
You can post the application (with correct pre-paid postage)
to:
Department of Home Affairs
Child and Other Family Processing Centre
Locked Bag 7
NORTHBRIDGE WA 6865
OR
You can have the application delivered by courier service to:
Department of Home Affairs
Child and Other Family Processing Centre
Wellington Central
836 Wellington Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
In addition, if you are in Australia, have had a visa refused or
cancelled and do not hold a substantive visa, to make a valid
application you must:
be under 25 years of age unless claiming to be incapacitated
for work due to disability; and
provide an approved form 40CH Sponsorship for a child to
migrate to Australia that has been completed and signed
by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or
eligible New Zealand citizen who claims to be the parent of
the applicant.
The applicant must ensure that:
the form is completed in English;
all questions are answered truthfully; and
supporting documents are provided where necessary.
If incorrect information or documents are provided, this
may affect whether or not a visa is granted, or whether or
not the visa might subsequently be cancelled.
Read the notes on each question. If a question is not applicable,
write ‘N/A’. Any changes or corrections made to the form must be
initialled and dated by each person who signs the form. If Part I
of this form is used or additional sheets of paper are attached,
ensure each page is signed and dated by all persons who sign the
form.
Visa Application Charge
Refer to Part M – Payment details of this form to calculate the
correct charge.
Refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au for a complete and current
list of applicable fees and charges.
Fees and charges may be subject to change at any time and this
may increase the cost of a visa application.
Generally, Visa Application Charges are reviewed on 1 July each
year, and the exchange rates used to calculate the amount
payable in a foreign country are updated on 1 January and 1 July
each year.
If you do not pay the full Visa Application Charge amount, your
visa application will not be valid.
Charges are generally not refundable, even if the application is
withdrawn or refused.
Method of payment
Payment information, including any applicable surcharges, is
available at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/fees/how-to-
pay-for-an-application
If lodging outside Australia, you must check with the Australian
Government office where you intend to lodge your application as
to what methods of payment and currencies they can accept and
to whom the payment should be made payable. A list of offices of
the Department is available at
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations
You can make your payment electronically through the
‘My Payments’ section of ImmiAccount, at
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/immiaccount
Lodge your application within 30 days of making your payment
online.
Who the form covers
The application form covers the child and, if applicable, any
members of the family unit of that child.
Parental responsibility (custody) requirement (for a child
under 18 years of age)
If another parent or any other person can legally determine
where the child can live, permission for the child to migrate to
Australia must be obtained from that person. This must be in the
form of either a completed form 1229 Consent to grant an
Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years or a
statutory declaration. Alternatively, the parental responsibility
(custody) requirement will be satisfied if the sponsoring parent is
in possession of a valid court order in relation to the child which
permits them to permanently remove the child from the child’s
home country; or has a valid Australian child order issued by the
Family Court of Australia and the grant of the visa would be
consistent with that order.
Including family members in your application
In your visa application you will be asked for information about
each member of your family unit even if they do not intend to
migrate with you. Information about which family members are
considered to be a ‘member of your family unit’ for migration
purposes is available by referring to form 1496i Including family
members in your application. Form 1496i is available from the
Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or
offices of the Department. You should ensure that you read and
understand form 1496i before completing this form.
Supporting documents
Documents that must be provided with the application are listed
in Part H of this application form. The Department may ask for
further documentation during the processing of the application.
‘Certified copies’ of documents mean copies authorised or
stamped as being true copies of originals by a person or agency
recognised by the law of the child’s home country. In Australia,
they must be certified by a justice of the peace or commissioner
for declarations or by a person before whom a statutory
declaration may be made. All documents not in English must be
accompanied by a certified English translation of the original.
Originals of the documents may be asked for at a later stage. Do
not provide originals unless the Department specifically asks for
them.
Note: Applicants and sponsors are encouraged to use the local
websites of Australian overseas missions to check for special local
documentation requirements before lodging the child’s visa
application. Website addresses are located on the Department’s
website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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Health
All applicants for permanent visas including the main applicant
and any members of the family unit must be assessed against the
health requirement.
In addition, in certain circumstances, family members who are
not applying for the visa will be assessed against the health
requirement. Further information about the health requirement
is available on the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/heal/meeting-the-health-
requirement/health-examinations
Note: Applicants may have already undertaken a health
assessment for their visa. However, the Department reserves the
right to request additional health examinations as part of this visa
application process.
Important information about privacy
Your personal information is protected by law, including the
Privacy Act 1988. Important information about the collection,
use and disclosure (to other agencies and third parties, including
overseas entities) of your personal information, including
sensitive information, is contained in form 1442i Privacy notice.
Form 1442i is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or offices of the
Department. You should ensure that you read and understand
form 1442i before completing this form.
Immigration assistance
A person gives immigration assistance to you if he or she uses, or
claims to use, his or her knowledge or experience in migration
procedure to assist you with your visa application, request for
ministerial intervention, cancellation review application,
sponsorship or nomination.
In Australia a person may only lawfully give immigration
assistance if he or she is a registered migration agent or is exempt
from being registered. Only registered migration agents may
receive a fee or reward for providing immigration assistance.
If an unregistered person in Australia, who is not exempt from
registration, gives you immigration assistance they are
committing a criminal offence and may be prosecuted.
Migration agents in Australia
Migration agents in Australia must be registered with the Office
of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the
MARA) unless they are exempt from registration.
Migration agents outside Australia
Migration agents who operate outside Australia do not have to be
registered. The Department may give some overseas agents an
ID number. This number does not mean that they are registered.
Note: Some Australian registered migration agents operate
overseas.
Migration agent information
A migration agent is someone who can:
advise you on the visa that may best suit you;
tell you the documents you need to submit with your
application;
help you fill in the application and submit it; and
communicate with the Department on your behalf.
If you appoint a migration agent, the Department will assume
that your migration agent will be your authorised recipient,
unless you indicate otherwise.
Your migration agent will be the person with whom the
Department will discuss your application and from whom it will
seek further information when required.
You are not required to use a migration agent. However, if you
use a migration agent, the Department encourages you to use a
registered migration agent. Registered agents are bound by the
Migration Agents Code of Conduct, which requires them to act
professionally in their clients’ lawful best interests.
Information on migration agents, including a list of registered
migration agents, is available on the Office of the MARA website
www.mara.gov.au
You can also access information about migration agents on the
Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Exempt persons
The following people do not have to be a registered migration
agent in order to provide immigration assistance, but they must
not charge a fee for their service:
a close family member (spouse, de facto partner, child, parent,
brother or sister);
a member of parliament or their staff;
an official whose duties include providing immigration
assistance (eg. a Legal Aid provider, an Australian state or
territory government welfare authority, etc);
a member of a diplomatic mission, consular post or
international organisation.
Appointing a migration agent/exempt person
To appoint a migration agent/exempt person you should complete
Part K – Options for receiving written communications.
Your migration agent/exempt person should complete form 956
Advice by a registered migration agent/exempt person of
providing immigration assistance.
Form 956 is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/
Options for receiving written communications
If you do not appoint a migration agent/exempt person you may
still authorise another person, in writing, to receive written
communications on your behalf. This person is called the
authorised recipient.
Authorised recipient information
All written communication about your application will be sent to
your authorised recipient, unless you indicate that you wish to
have health and/or character information sent directly to you.
The Department will communicate with the most recently
appointed authorised recipient as you may only appoint one
authorised recipient at any time for a particular application.
You will be taken to have received any documents sent to that
person as if they had been sent to you.
To appoint an authorised recipient you should complete:
Part K – Options for receiving written communications; and
form 956A Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised
recipient.
Note: Migration agents/exempt persons do not need to complete
form 956A.
Form 956A is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/
For those applicants who are applying on the basis of an
inter-country adoption through a state or territory
adoption authority, please provide the adoption authority’s
details at Question 51 and they will be authorised to receive
information about this application.
For those applicants who are applying on the basis of being a
child supported by an Australian state or territory
government welfare authority (or their authorised agent)
supported child, please provide that authority’s, or their
authorised agent’s, details where requested at Question 2. They
will be authorised to receive information about this application.
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Consent to communicate electronically
The Department may use a range of means to communicate with
you. However, electronic means such as fax or email will only be
used if you indicate your agreement to receiving communication
in this way.
To process your application the Department may need to
communicate with you about sensitive information, for example,
health, police checks, financial viability and personal relationships.
Electronic communications, unless adequately encrypted, are not
secure and may be viewed by others or interfered with.
If you agree to the Department communicating with you by
electronic means, the details you provide will only be used by the
Department for the purpose for which you have provided them,
unless there is a legal obligation or necessity to use them for
another purpose, or you have consented to use for another
purpose. They will not be added to any mailing list.
The Australian Government accepts no responsibility for the
security or integrity of any information sent to the Department
over the internet or by other electronic means.
If you authorise another person to receive documents on your
behalf and they wish to be contacted electronically, their
signature is required on form 956 or 956A to indicate their
consent to this form of communication.
Note: Electronic communication is the fastest means of
communication available and the Department prefers to
communicate electronically because this results in faster
processing.
Home page
www.homeaffairs.gov.au
General
enquiry line
Telephone 131 881 during business hours
in Australia to speak to an operator (recorded
information available outside these hours).
If you are outside Australia, please contact
your nearest Australian mission.
Please keep these information pages for your reference
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Application for migration to
Australia by a child
Form
47CH
Department of Home Affairs
Please open this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Either type (in English) in the fields provided or print this form
and complete it (in English) using a pen and BLOCK LETTERS.
Tick where applicable
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Part A – Application overview
1 How many people are included in this application?
2 TYPE OF APPLICATION – select one only
CHILD
OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA:
CLASS AH (CHILD – MIGRANT)
IN AUSTRALIA:
CLASS BT (CHILD – RESIDENCE)
The child must be:
a biological child of the Australian parent; or
an adopted child or a step-child of the Australian
parent within the meaning of the Migration Act
1958; or
a child conceived through an artificial conception
procedure as provided for in the Family Law Act
1975; or
a child born under surrogacy arrangements, where
parentage has been transferred by court order
under a prescribed state or territory law.
The child must not be engaged to be married, married
or in a de facto relationship.
If the child is 18 years of age or over, they must in
addition to the above be financially dependent on the
Australian parent; or incapacitated for work due to a
disability.
A child 18 years of age or over must also be under
25 years of age and a full-time student unless they
have a disability that stops them from working.
If the child is onshore and has had a visa refused or
cancelled and does not hold a substantive visa, they
must be under 25 years of age (unless claiming to be
incapacitated for work due to disability), and must
provide a completed and signed form 40CH
Sponsorship for a child to migrate to Australia.
If the child is an adopted child applying outside
Australia, they can only apply in this category if they
were adopted by the Australian parent before the
Australian parent became an Australian citizen or
holder of a permanent visa or eligible New Zealand
citizen.
A step-child can only be included in the Child visa
application if the step-child is under 18 years of age
and the Australian step-parent is no longer the partner
of the child’s parent but has parental responsibility in
relation to the child.
ORPHAN RELATIVE
OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA:
CLASS AH (CHILD – MIGRANT)
IN AUSTRALIA:
CLASS BT (CHILD – RESIDENCE)
The child must be under 18 years of age and not
married or in a de facto partner relationship.
The child must be a relative of a settled Australian
citizen, settled Australian permanent resident or settled
eligible New Zealand citizen who is willing to sponsor
the child and be able to look after the child because the
child has no parent able to care for them.
Note: For an Orphan Relative visa, a relative is a brother,
sister, step-brother, step-sister, grandparent, step-
grandparent, aunt, step-aunt, uncle, step-uncle, niece,
step-niece, nephew or step-nephew.
ADOPTION
(CHILD – MIGRANT) CLASS AH
Applications must be made outside Australia.
The child must be under 18 years of age; and
The child must have been adopted, or is in the process
of being adopted, with the involvement of an Australian
state of territory central authority (STCA).
If the child has been adopted without the involvement
of an Australian STCA; the adoption must give full and
permanent parental rights to the adopting parent; one
of the adoptive parents must have resided overseas for
at least 12 months prior to the visa application being
lodged.
If the child has already been adopted by the sponsor,
the child must have been adopted after the sponsor
became an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent
visa or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Note: Strict criteria apply to adoption visas: ensure that
you have obtained all information before you lodge this
application.
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AUSTRALIAN STATE OR TERRITORY WELFARE AUTHORITY
SUPPORTED CHILD
Note: The child must be currently in the permanent or
long-term care of an Australian state or territory welfare
authority.
Please provide contact details of the welfare authority
Name of welfare authority
Name of contact at the welfare authority
Postal address
Postcode
Email address
Telephone number
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Part B – Child’s details
3 Child’s full name
(as shown in the dependant’s passport or travel document)
Family name
Given names
4 Child’s name in their own language or script (if applicable)
5 Other ways you spell the child’s name
Family name
Given names
6 Other names the child is, or has been, known by
(including name at birth, previous married names, aliases)
7 Sex Male
Female
Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
8 Child’s date of birth
Day Month Year
9 Child’s place of birth
Town/city
Country
10 Details from the child’s passport
Passport number
Country of passport
Date of issue
Day Month Year
Date of expiry
Issuing authority/place of issue as shown in the passport
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11 Details of identity card or identity number issued to the child by his/her
government (if applicable) eg. National identity card.
Note: If the child is the holder of multiple identity numbers because he/
she is a citizen of more than one country, you need to enter the identity
number on the card from the country that the child lives in.
Identity number
Country of issue
12 Of which countries is the child a citizen?
13 Child’s country of current residence
14 Child’s current relationship status
Never married or
been in a de facto
relationship
Engaged to
be married
Name of intended spouse
Date of intended marriage
Day Month Year
Married or in a
de facto
relationship
Name of partner
Date of marriage or date
de facto relationship began
Day Month Year
Previously married
or in a de facto
relationship
Note: This
includes children
who are widowed
Name of partner
Period of marriage or de facto relationship
From
Month Year
to
15 Child’s current residential address
Note: A post office box address is not acceptable as a residential
address. Failure to give a residential address will result in the child’s
application being invalid.
Postcode
16 Child’s address for correspondence
(If the same as the child’s residential address, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
Postcode
17 Child’s telephone numbers
Office hours
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
After hours
( ) ( )
18 Do you agree to the Department communicating with the child by fax,
email or other electronic means?
No
Yes
Give details
Fax number
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Email address
19 Child’s main language
20 How well does the child communicate in English?
Better than functional
Functional
Limited
Not at all
21 Other languages the child reads, understands, speaks and writes fluently
22 If applying from outside Australia:
Where does the child intend to live in Australia?
Australian Capital Territory Tasmania
New South Wales Victoria
Northern Territory Western Australia
Queensland External Territory
South Australia Don’t know
23 If applying from outside Australia:
What is the value of money, goods and assets which the child intends to
bring to Australia?
Local currency
Australian dollar equivalent
AUD
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Part C – Members of the family unit
24 Does the child have any members of the family unit?
Note: Siblings of the child who wish to migrate together are not considered members of the family unit and should make their own application.
No
Go to Part D
Yes
25 Give details of ALL the child’s children under 18 years of age
Full name
Sex * Date of birth
Country of current
residence
Citizenship
Migrating
with you?
M/F/X Day Month Year No Yes
* M = Male, F = Female, X = Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
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Does the child have the sole legal right to determine where each of their children under 18 years of age shall live or to permanently remove each of their children
from their home country?
No
Give details of ALL other people who have parental responsibility (custody), access or guardianship rights in relation to the child(ren)
You must attach either a completed form 1229 Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years or a
statutory declaration from each of these people giving permission for the child(ren) to migrate.
Note: Form 1229 or the statutory declaration must be accompanied by a certified copy of the other parent/person’s identification
(eg. passport or driver’s licence).
1. Name
Residential address
Postcode
Telephone number
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Relationship to the child
Nature of the legal right
2. Name
Residential address
Postcode
Telephone number
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Relationship to the child
Nature of the legal right
If insufficient space, give details at Part I – Additional
information
Yes
Attach a certified copy of the court order giving the child the sole legal right to determine where the child/children shall live or the right to
permanently remove the child/children from the country
Does this document give permission for the child/children to migrate permanently?
No
Yes
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Part D – Details of other family members
27 Give details of ALL the child’s other family members, not already listed in this form as members of the family unit at Part C
(If not living, write ‘DECEASED’ in country of current residence column)
Note: Adoption visa applicants are not required to provide details of their biological family.
Full name
Sex * Date of birth
Relationship
status
(use codes below)
Country of current
residence
Migrating
with you?
M/F/X Day Month Year No Yes
Parents (including step-parents)
Brothers and sisters (including full, half, step and adopted brothers and sisters)
Note: Siblings who wish to migrate together must make separate applications and have separate sponsorships.
* M = Male, F = Female, X = Indeterminate / Intersex / Unspecified
‘Relationship status’ codes
M
= Married
E = Engaged
F = De facto
S = Separated
D = Divorced
W = Widowed
N = Never married or been in a
de facto relationship
Part E – Health
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Has the child, or any other person included in this application, undertaken
a health examination for an Australian visa in the last 12 months?
No
Yes
Give details (including HAP ID if available)
Select
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Part F – Character
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Has the child, or any other person included in this
application, ever:
been charged with any offence that is
currently awaiting legal action? No Yes
been convicted of an offence in any country
(including any conviction which is now
removed from official records)? No Yes
been the subject of an arrest warrant or
Interpol notice? No Yes
been found guilty of a sexually based offence
involving a child (including where no
conviction was recorded)? No
Yes
been named on a sex offender register?
No
Yes
been acquitted of any offence on the grounds
of unsoundness of mind or insanity? No
Yes
been found by a court not fit to plead?
No
Yes
been directly or indirectly involved in, or
associated with, activities which would
represent a risk to national security in
Australia or any other country? No Yes
been charged with, or indicted for: genocide,
war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture,
slavery, or any other crime that is otherwise of
a serious international concern? No
Yes
been associated with a person, group or
organisation that has been/is involved in
criminal conduct? No
Yes
been associated with an organisation engaged
in violence or engaged in acts of violence
(including war, insurgency, freedom fighting,
terrorism, protest) either overseas or in
Australia? No
Yes
served in a military force, police force, state
sponsored/private militia or intelligence
agency (including secret police)? No Yes
undergone any military/paramilitary training,
been trained in weapons/explosives or in the
manufacture of chemical/biological products? No Yes
been involved in people smuggling or people
trafficking offences? No Yes
been removed, deported or excluded from any
country (including Australia)? No Yes
overstayed a visa in any country (including
Australia)? No Yes
had any outstanding debts to the Australian
Government or any public authority in
Australia? No
Yes
If you answered Yes’ to any of the questions at Question 29, you must
state who it applies to and give ALL relevant details. If the matter relates
to a criminal conviction, please give the nature of the offence, full details
of sentence and dates of any period of imprisonment or other detention.
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Has the child, or any other person included in
this application ever been refused an entry
permit or visa for Australia? No Yes
Has the child, or any other person included in
this application, ever had an entry permit or
visa cancelled for Australia? No Yes
Is the child, or any other person included in
this application, awaiting a decision on any
other visa application? No Yes
If you answered Yes’ to any of the above questions, you must state who
it applies to and give ALL relevant details.
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Has the child, or any members of their family unit (migrating with the child
or not), ever served in the armed forces?
No
Yes
Give full names, and enclose evidence of service,
discharge and rank on discharge
32 Has the child, or any
members of their family unit
(migrating with the
child or not) previously been to Australia, held or currently hold a visa for
travel to, or stay in, Australia?
No
Yes
Give details
1. Full name
Purpose of stay in Australia
Date of arrival
Day Month Year
Date of departure
Visa number
V <
2. Full name
Purpose of stay in Australia
Date of arrival
Day Month Year
Date of departure
Visa number
V <
3. Full name
Purpose of stay in Australia
Date of arrival
Day Month Year
Date of departure
Visa number
V <
4. Full name
Purpose of stay in Australia
Date of arrival
Day Month Year
Date of departure
Visa number
V <
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33 In which countries has the child lived for 12 months or more during the last 10 years?
Country
Dates lived there
Last permanent address in that country
Month Year
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
From
To
34 Is the child in Australia at the time of lodging this application?
No
Go to Part G
Yes
35 Has the child, or any person included in this application, held, or do they
currently hold a Bridging visa E?
No
Yes
36
Is the child, or any person included in this application, currently in
immigration detention or any other custody?
No
Yes
Give details
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Part G – Application details
(for Child visa applicants only)
37 Is the child 18 years of age or over?
No
Go to Part H
Yes
38 STUDENT STATUS DETAILS
Details of the child’s secondary education
Name of school
Location
Date commenced
Day Month Year
Date completed (or estimated date of completion)
Day Month Year
39 Is the child currently undertaking a post secondary course of study
leading to a trade, vocational or professional qualification (this does not
include single subject courses, hobby type courses or other general
interest courses of a short duration)?
No
Yes
Give details
Name of institution
Location
Date commenced
Day Month Year
Estimated date of completion
Type of qualification
Full-time Part-time
Student identification number
Attach evidence of the child’s enrolment and active participation in this
course of study
40 EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
Note: If the child has a disability which stops them from working, you
must provide a report from a qualified medical practitioner to support
this claim.
Give details of any current employment
Name and address of employer
Date commenced
Day Month Year
Number of hours worked per week
Weekly earnings in local currency
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41 Give details of child’s previous employment history, if any
(List most recent experience first)
1. From
Month Year
to
Month Year
Name and address of employer
Type of business
Occupation
2. From
Month Year
to
Month Year
Name and address of employer
Type of business
Occupation
3. From
Month Year
to
Month Year
Name and address of employer
Type of business
Occupation
4. From
Month Year
to
Month Year
Name and address of employer
Type of business
Occupation
42 FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Give details of the child’s MAIN source of financial support (eg. a parent,
relative, government welfare Department)
Full name of person or source
Address
Postcode
Type of support provided (eg. money, food, clothing, rental assistance)
Is money provided?
No
Yes
Give the amount in local currency
per week
What is this money used to purchase?
Period that support has been provided
From
Month Year
to
Month Year
Give details of any OTHER sources of financial support for the child
including the type and amount of support provided by that source
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Part H – Checklist
43 The following documents must be provided as part of the visa
application.
Note: If the documents are in a language other than English,
translations into English must be provided. In Australia, the translator
must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for
Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
Applicants and sponsors are encouraged to use the local websites of
Australian overseas missions to check for specific local documentation
requirements before lodging the child’s visa application. Website addresses
are located on the Department’s website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
For all visa categories, please provide the following documents
(as appropriate) (see Supporting documents on page 2 of this form
about certified copies of documents and English translations)
If the child is applying in Australia, certified copies of the
passport or travel document the child used to enter Australia,
and of any passports held since then.
2 recent passport sized photographs (45mm x 35mm) of the
child (4 photos if health examinations have not been
completed). These should be of the head and shoulders only,
and should show the child facing the camera and against a
plain background. Print the name of the child on the back of
each photograph.
If the child is 16 years of age or over, a police good conduct/
character certificate for each country outside Australia where
the child has lived for more than 12 months over the past
10 years (since turning 16).
Evidence that the child’s sponsor is an Australian citizen,
permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen (certified
copy of birth certificate, Australian passport or foreign
passport containing evidence of permanent residence,
Australian citizenship certificate).
A completed form 40CH Sponsorship for a child to migrate
to Australia that has been filled in and signed by the child’s
sponsor.
If the child is under 18 years of age and has been adopted
without the involvement of an Australian state or territory
adoption authority:
if the sponsor and/or the sponsor’s partner have spent
a total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning
16 years of age, an Australian Federal Police (AFP) National
Police Check from the sponsor and/or their partner; and
police certificates from each other country in which the
sponsor and/or the sponsor’s partner have spent a
total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since
turning 16 years of age.
Note: The sponsor and/or the sponsor’s partner who are
required to submit an AFP National Police Check must
complete the AFP National Police Check application form
that is available from the AFP website
www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-
police-checks.aspx
Sponsors should use Code 33 at Section 8 on the AFP
National Police Check application form and include details of
any, and all, names they have been known by. If an AFP
Certificate is provided based on incorrect information, the
Department may request another certificate.
Fingerprints are not required for National Police Checks.
For Child visa category, please provide the following documents
(as appropriate)
A certified copy of the child’s birth registration showing both
parent’s names. If a birth certificate is not available, a
certified copy of the identification pages of at least one of
the following documents must be provided:
passport;
family book showing both parents’ names;
identification document issued by the government; or
document issued by a court that verifies the child’s
identity.
If the child is an adopted child, certified copies of the
adoption papers.
If the child is a step-child of the Australian parent:
evidence that the child’s parent is the former partner of
the sponsoring step-parent;
evidence of the child’s parentage;
evidence that the step-parent has parental responsibility
in relation to the child.
If the child is 18 years of age or over and is a full-time
student, evidence of their enrolment and active participation
in a post-secondary course of study.
Note: If there has been a gap of over 6 months in study
between finishing the final year of secondary school and
commencing further studies, please provide a statement
explaining this time frame.
If the child is 18 years of age or over and is claiming to have
a disability, evidence from a qualified medical practitioner
that the child has total or partial loss of bodily or mental
functions and this stops them from working.
If the child is 18 years of age or over, evidence that they are
financially dependent on their parent for their basic needs of
food, shelter and clothing, and how long this support has
been provided. Evidence may include bank statements,
money transfers, rent receipts, etc.
If the child is under 18 years of age, evidence that the
parent has the legal right to determine where the child shall
live:
either a completed form 1229 Consent to grant an
Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years OR a
statutory declaration from any other person with a legal
responsibility to the child (eg. a non-migrating parent)
stating that they have no objection to the child’s
permanent migration; or
a valid court order issued to the parent which permits
them to permanently remove the child from the child’s
home country; or
a valid Australian child order issued by the Family Court
of Australia to the parent, and the grant of the visa would
be consistent with that order.
Note: Form 1229 or the statutory declaration must be
accompanied by a certified copy of the other parent/person’s
identification (eg. passport or driver’s licence).
If the child’s name has been changed, a certified copy of
evidence of the name change.
If the child has served in the armed forces of any country,
certified copies of military service records or discharge papers.
Evidence of payment of the Visa Application Charge.
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For Orphan Relative visa category, please provide the following
documents (as appropriate)
A certified copy of the child’s birth registration showing both
parents’ names. If a birth certificate is not available, a
certified copy of the identification pages (including the child’s
date of birth) of at least one of the following documents must
be provided:
passport;
family book showing both parents’ names;
identification document issued by the government; or
document issued by a court that verifies the child’s
identity.
If the child’s name has been changed, a certified copy of
evidence of the name change.
Documents to show the child’s relationship to the sponsor,
eg. birth certificate or court order of the child’s parents and
birth certificate or court order of sponsor would indicate
child’s relationship to the sponsor.
If one or both parents are dead, a death certificate or other
official documentation to verify this.
If one or both parents’ whereabouts are unknown, evidence
of how long they have been missing and what efforts have
been made to contact or find them.
If one or both parents are permanently incapacitated,
evidence showing why they are unable to care for the child.
For example, if a parent has a physical or mental illness that
stops them from being able to care for the child, provide a
medical report to verify this.
Evidence that the sponsor has the legal right to determine
where the child shall live:
either a completed form 1229 Consent to grant an
Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years OR a
statutory declaration from any other person with a legal
responsibility to the child stating that they have no
objection to the child’s permanent migration; or
a valid court order issued to the sponsor which permits
them to permanently remove the child from the child’s
home country; or
a valid Australian child order issued by the Family Court
of Australia to the sponsor, and the grant of the visa
would be consistent with that order.
Note: Form 1229 or the statutory declaration must be
accompanied by a certified copy of the other parent/person’s
identification (eg. passport or driver’s licence).
Evidence that the sponsor can meet the child’s reasonable
needs (including adequate accommodation and financial
assistance) until the child turns 18 years of age.
Evidence may include tax assessment notices, employment
payslips, employer statements confirming length of
employment, bank statements, rental receipts, accountant
statements if self-employed or self-funded, etc.
Evidence of payment of the Visa Application Charge.
For Adoption visa category, please provide the following documents
(as appropriate)
If the child has been allocated for adoption, a letter from the
Australian state or territory central authority supporting the
adoption. The letter should contain the adoption authority’s
contact details.
If the child has been adopted, certified copies of the
adoption papers or adoption compliance certificate, including
evidence that the authority in the child’s home country
permits the child to migrate to Australia.
If the child has been adopted by expatriate adoptive parents
without the involvement of an Australian state or territory
central authority, provide a written statement outlining the
reasons for the adoptive parent’s residence overseas.
Evidence of payment of the Visa Application Charge.
For Australian state or territory welfare authority supported child,
please provide
Letter of support from the state or territory welfare authority
stating the child’s need for permanent resident status.
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Part I – Additional information
44
Question
number
Additional information
If you do not have enough space to give all the necessary information,
attach a separate sheet to this form with further details
Part J – Assistance with this form
45 Was assistance given in completing this form?
No
Go to Part K
Yes
Please give details of the person who gave assistance
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other
Family name
Given names
Address
Postcode
Telephone number or daytime contact
Office hours
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Mobile/cell
46 Is the person an agent registered with the Office of the Migration Agents
Registration Authority (Office of the MARA)?
No
Yes
Go to Part K
47 Is the person/agent in Australia?
No
Go to Part K
Yes
48 Was the person/agent paid and/or given a gift for this assistance?
No
Yes
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Part K – Options for receiving written
communications
49 Does this application relate to a state or territory sponsored adoption or
an Australian state or territory supported child?
No
Yes
Go to Part L
50 All written communications about this application should be sent to:
(Tick one box only)
The applicant
OR
All written communications will be sent to the
applicant’s address for communications
provided in this form.
Authorised
recipient
OR
You should complete form 956A Appointment
or withdrawal of an authorised recipient
Migration agent
OR
Exempt person
Your migration agent/exempt person should
complete form 956 Advice by a registered
migration agent/exempt person of providing
immigration assistance
Note: If applying for an Adoption visa, where the child has been
allocated for adoption by an Australian state or territory adoption
authority, it is recommended that this adoption authority be authorised to
receive all written communications about this application. There can only
be one authorised recipient.
Part L – Authorised recipient details
(for Adoption visa applicants only)
51 If applying for an Adoption visa, where the child has been allocated for
adoption by an Australian state or territory central adoption authority, it
is recommended that this adoption authority be authorised to receive all
written communications about this application.
Note: There can only be one authorised recipient.
Provide details of the central adoption authority and the employee of that
authority who is authorised on the applicant’s behalf to receive all
written communications about this application.
Name of central adoption authority
Name of contact at the central adoption authority
Postal address
Postcode
Email address
Telephone number
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
Note: If this application relates to an Australian state or territory
welfare authority supported child, the welfare authority specified at
Question 2 will be authorised to receive information about this
application.
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Part M – Payment details
52 Is this an application for an Australian state or territory welfare authority supported child?
No
Go to Question 53
Yes
Go to Part N
53 IMPORTANT: You must refer to the Department’s website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au to complete this part of your application.
The website shows reference tables with the Visa Application Charges applicable to each visa subclass.
Visa subclass
you are applying for
Base Application Charge
Write the amount shown on the reference table for your visa subclass AUD
(1)
+
Non-internet Application Charge (if applicable)
AUD
(2)
Additional Applicant Charge aged 18 years or over at the time your application is lodged
+
Write the amount shown on the
reference table for your visa subclass
Number of additional applicants
aged 18 years or over
AUD
X (multiplied by)
=
AUD
(3)
Additional Applicant Charge under 18 years of age at the time your application is lodged
+
Write the amount shown on the
reference table for your visa subclass
Number of additional applicants
under 18 years of age
AUD X (multiplied by)
=
AUD
(4)
Subsequent Temporary Application Charge (if applicable)
+
Write the amount shown on the
reference table for your visa subclass Number of applicants
AUD
X (multiplied by)
=
AUD
(5)
=
Total
Total (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) + (5)
AUD
You must pay the total amount or your visa application will not be valid.
Note: A second instalment of the Visa Application Charge must also be
paid before we can grant some visas.
54 Method of payment
Payment information, including any applicable surcharges, is available at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa/fees/how-to-pay-for-an-application
If lodging outside Australia, you must check with the Australian Government office where you intend to lodge your application as to what methods
of payment and currencies they can accept and to whom the payment should be made payable. A list of offices of the Department is available at
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/offices-locations
You can make your payment electronically through the ‘My Payments’ section of ImmiAccount, at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/immiaccount
Lodge your application within 30 days of making your payment online.
How did you make your payment?
Electronically through
the ‘My Payments’
section of ImmiAccount
Payment receipt number
Attach a copy of your printed receipt.
Other
Provide details
Attach copies of your receipt(s) or evidence of payment(s).
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Part N – Signatures
55 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT REGARDING CERTAIN WELFARE PAYMENTS
This acknowledgement must be signed.
If the applicant is under 16 years of age, this acknowledgement may be
signed on behalf of the child by the child’s parent, relative or guardian
as appropriate.
I understand that if granted a visa:
there is up to a 4 year wait for certain welfare payments, including
unemployment benefits, for most newly arrived migrants;
I will need to have enough money, even if unemployed, to support
myself for up to the first 4 years and if I run out of money or fail to
get a job in that period, that would not be sufficient reason to make
me eligible for welfare income support payments;
the cost of living in Australia, compared to many other countries, is
high. As a guide, the Australian Bureau of Statistics Household
Expenditure Survey in 2009–10 reported that the average Australian
household of 2.5 persons spent AUD1,236 per week. The main items
of expenditure were food AUD204 per week, housing AUD223 per
week, transport AUD193 per week and recreation AUD161 per week;
approval to migrate does not guarantee employment in Australia and
that it is entirely my own responsibility to secure employment after
arrival, including investigating my prospects before I arrive in Australia;
work availability varies significantly from time to time in different
parts of Australia and that for many jobs in Australia, applicants must
be eligible for membership of a professional or industry organisation
and/or be able to be registered or licensed with an Australian state
authority before working in a particular occupation.
Signature of
main applicant
-
(A parent, relative or guardian may sign if applicant is
under 16 years of age.)
56 AUSTRALIAN VALUES STATEMENT
This statement must be signed by the main applicant and each person
18 years of age or over who is included in this application.
I confirm that I have read, or had explained to me, information provided
by the Australian Government on Australian society and values.
I understand:
Australian society values respect for the freedom and dignity of the
individual, freedom of religion, commitment to the rule of law,
Parliamentary democracy, equality of men and women and a spirit of
egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play and
compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good;
Australian society values equality of opportunity for individuals,
regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background;
the English language, as the national language, is an important
unifying element of Australian society.
I undertake to respect these values of Australian society during my stay
in Australia and to obey the laws of Australia.
I understand that, if I should seek to become an Australian citizen:
Australian citizenship is a shared identity, a common bond which
unites all Australians while respecting their diversity;
Australian citizenship involves reciprocal rights and responsibilities.
The responsibilities of Australian citizenship include obeying
Australian laws, including those relating to voting at elections and
serving on a jury.
If I meet the legal qualifications for becoming an Australian citizen and
my application is approved I understand that I would have to pledge my
loyalty to Australia and its people.
Signature of
main applicant
-
Date
Day Month Year
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
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57 BIOMETRICS DECLARATION AND CONSENT
This declaration and consent must be signed by the main applicant and
each accompanying person aged 16 years or over.
If I am requested or required to provide my fingerprints and facial image:
I consent to:
the collection of my fingerprints and facial image; and
if applicable, the collection of the fingerprints and facial image of
each accompanying person under 16 years of age.
I declare that:
I understand that my fingerprints and facial image and my
biographical information (and those of each accompanying person
under 16 years of age) held by the Department may be given to
Australian law enforcement agencies to help identify me and each
accompanying person, to help determine my eligibility and the
eligibility of each accompanying person for grant of the visa applied
for, and for law enforcement purposes.
I consent to:
Australian law enforcement agencies disclosing my biometric,
biographical and criminal record information (and that of each
accompanying person under 16 years of age) to the Department for
any of the purposes outlined above; and
the Department using the information obtained for the purposes of
the Migration Act 1958 or the Australian Citizenship Act 2007.
Signature of
main applicant
-
(A parent, relative or guardian may sign if applicant is
under 16 years of age.)
Date
Day Month Year
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
Signature
-
Name
58 DECLARATION
WARNING: Giving false or misleading information or documents is a
serious offence.
This declaration must be signed.
If the applicant is under 16 years of age, this declaration may be signed,
on behalf of the child, by the child’s parent, relative or guardian as
appropriate.
I declare that:
the information I have supplied in this application is complete, correct
and up-to-date in every detail.
I understand that if this application is approved, any person not
included in this application will not have automatic right of entry to
Australia by way of this application and whether they can migrate will
depend on the migration settings at the time they apply, their
circumstances and their ability to meet visa requirements, including
the health requirement.
I will inform the Department of any changes to my personal
circumstances (including change of address) while my application is
being considered.
I authorise the Australian Government to make any enquiries
necessary to determine my eligibility for permanent stay in Australia,
and to use any information supplied in this application for that
purpose.
I have read and understood the information supplied to me in this
application.
I have read the information contained in form 1442i Privacy notice.
I understand the Department may collect, use and disclose my
personal information (including biometric information and other
sensitive information) as outlined in form 1442i Privacy notice.
I understand that if any fraudulent documents or false or misleading
information has been provided with this application, or if I fail to satisfy
the Minister of my identity, my application may be refused and I, and
any other member of my family unit, may become unable to be
granted a visa for specified periods of time.
if documents are found to be fraudulent or information to be incorrect
after the grant of a visa, the visa may subsequently be cancelled.
Signature of
main applicant
-
(A parent, relative or guardian may sign if applicant is
under 16 years of age.)
Date
Day Month Year
We strongly advise that the applicant keep a copy of the
application and all attachments for their records.
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