Summary of Terms

Dependent children

Skilled Migrant Investor, Entrepreneur, Residence from Work and other residence categories

Dependent children of a principal applicant are children aged up to 24 years who are single and who have no children of their own. Dependent children must be totally or substantially reliant on their parents for support; however, if they are aged between 18 and 20 years, they may be financially independent. Those aged between 21 and 24 years need not live with you but must at least rely mainly on you or your partner for financial support. 

 

Temporary Work, Study, Visit or Limited Purpose Visas

Dependent children of a principal applicant are children aged up to 19 years who are single and who have no children of their own.  They need not live with you but must at least rely mainly on you or your partner for financial support.

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For a detailed definition of a dependent child in the context of residence applications, see R2.1.30 of our Operational Manual.

 

For a detailed definition of a dependent child in the context of temporary applications, see E4.1.10 of our Operational Manual.