Family

Your children:

  • can be included in your application when it is lodged
  • can be added to your application after it is lodged but before the temporary Partner visa (subclass 309) is decided. Add them via your ImmiAccount or complete Form 1436 - Adding an additional applicant after lodgement (364 KB PDF).
  • can be added to your application after your temporary Partner visa (subclass 309) is granted but before the permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) is decided. The child must first be granted a Dependent Child visa (subclass 445), which will let them stay in Australia or come to Australia if they are overseas. They can then be added to your application by completing Form 1002 - Application by a subclass 445 dependent child for a permanent Partner visa (178 kB pdf).

Children coming to Australia must meet our health requirement. Usually, other members of your family unit who are not coming with you must also meet our health requirement.

Children coming to Australia must also meet our character requirement.

Your children and the permanent Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)

When you are granted your permanent visa, your children will also be granted a permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) if they hold either:

Newborn children

If your child is born after you lodge your application but before the permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) is decided, you must tell us as soon as possible.

More information

More information about your children, including definitions of dependent children, is available at including family members in your application.