Child migration is migration to Australia as the dependent child,
orphan relative or adopted child of an Australian citizen, Australian
permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
a. The Child category is for the natural child, adopted child or
stepchild of a sponsor. The sponsor must be an Australian citizen,
holder of a permanent visa or eligible New Zealand citizen.Where
a child is overseas and was adopted after the sponsor became a permanent
resident, they should apply under the Adopted Child category.
b. Note that a child can only be granted a permanent Child visa
on the basis of a step relationship in circumstances where:the child's
natural or adopted parent is an Australian citizen, permanent resident
or eligible New Zealand citizen, or;the parent is no longer a spouse
of the step parent and that step parent has been granted legal responsibility
for the child by a court.