What’s the difference between the subclass 101 Child Visa and the subclass 802 Child visa?

The main difference between the subclass 101 Child visa and the subclass 802 Child visa is to do with where the applicant is located when they lodge the visa application and when the immigration department makes a decision on the visa.

With the subclass 101 Child Visa, the applicant must be outside of Australia when the visa application is lodged and when the visa is granted.

With the subclass 802 Child visa, the applicant must be in Australia when the visa applicant in lodged and when the visa is granted.

Another difference is the processing time. The subclass 101 Child visa is usually processed within 10 months compared to the 802 visa that often takes up to 14 months.