Medical and Police Check for 16 year old dependent on Partner Visa.


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Medical and Police Check for 16 year old dependent on Partner Visa.

Question:

Partner Visa subclass 309..Dependent child part

Can you maybe just clarify for me as I can’t remember where I read it…

Once we apply for my husband’s visa, we will include his 16 year old son as part of his visa.

Will his 16 year old son also be doing a health exam and police clearance? I know the officer will email us when its needed for my husband, but was just wondering if they ask it for 16 year old children as well? We are currently in South Africa.

Thank you 🙂


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Reply:

The immigration website only mentions the following, so it is a good question about the health exam.

For every dependant under 18 years old who is applying with you provide:

  • identity documents
  • proof of your relationship with your dependant, like a birth or marriage certificate
  • character documents, if the dependant is 16 or 17 years of age
  • adoption papers or parental court orders, if applicable
  • proof of enrolment at school, college or university, if applicable
  • proof of sole custody, if applicable

The requirements above do show the need for ‘character documents, if the dependant is 16 or 17 years of age’.

When looking at what they mean by character documents, it shows the following:

After you apply
We may ask you to:

It is also stated that Police certificates are valid for 12 months from the issue date. They must cover the time you turned 16 up to the issue date or the whole time you were in the country.

Partner Visa Police Certificate requirements:

It seems that a Police Certificate may be needed for the period from the child’s 16th Birthday.

Partner Visa Medical Exam requirements by Age:

According to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au, the Medical Exam requirements are:

  • Age 15 or more will require a medical examination, chest x-ray and HIV test.
  • Age 11 or more, but under 15 years, will require a medical examination and chest x-ray.
  • Age 2 or more, but under 11 years, will require a medical examination and possibly a TB Screening test if you are from a higher risk country.
  • Age under 2 years will require a medical examination.

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