Documents for dependents under 18

If you want to bring a child younger than 18 years of age with you to Australia, and that child’s other parent is not included in the application, you will need documentary evidence that you have the legal right to bring that child to Australia, such as:   

  • certified copies of official legal documents, such as a court-issued parental responsibility (custody), access or guardianship order
  • statutory declaration (80KB PDF) giving their permission
  • Form 1229 - Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125KB PDF).

If you use Form 1229 or a statutory declaration, you must attach a certified copy of the other parent’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or driver's licence) with their photograph and signature.