Child Visa (Subclass 101)


Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream is for New Zealand Special Category (subclass 444) visa holders who have shown a commitment and contribution to Australia to apply for permanent residence.

New Zealand citizens who are granted this permanent visa will be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after 12 months (in addition to holding a Special Category visa for a period of five consecutive years).

If you are not a New Zealand citizen you may be eligible to apply for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-tested) stream.


  • The child must be single.
    Special age requirements apply.

Length of stay


What you can do

Global processing times

  • 75 per cent of applications processed in 13 months
  • For more information read Global visa and citizenship processing times

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