Child documents

  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (45 mm x 35 mm) of the child (four photos if health examinations have not been completed).
    • These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background.
    • Print the name of the child on the back of each photograph.
  • Certified copy of the child’s birth registration showing both parents’ names. If you cannot get this document, provide a certified copy of the identification pages of at least one of the following documents:
    • passport
    • family book showing both parents’ names
    • identification document issued by the government
    • document issued by a court that verifies the child’s identity.
  • If the child’s name has changed or the name of anyone included in the child’s application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change.
  • If any dependent child included in the application is adopted: certified copies of the adoption papers.
  • If the child is a stepchild of the parent who holds the temporary Partner visa, documents to show all of the following:
    • the child’s parent is the former partner of the sponsoring step-parent
    • the child’s biological or adoptive parentage
    • the step-parent (the parent who holds the temporary Partner visa) has legal parental responsibility for the child
    • the child is younger than 18 years of age.
  • If the child is under 18 years of age, evidence that the visa holding parent has the legal right to decide where the child is to live, such as:
    • certified copies of official legal documents, such as a court-issued custody, access or guardianship order
    • a statutory declaration from each person with a legal responsibility to the child stating that they have no objection to the child’s migration
    • Form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125 kB pdf).
      If you use Form 1229 or a statutory declaration, you will have to attach a certified copy of the other parent’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or drivers licence) with their photograph and signature.
  • If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.