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Hi all,

I am asking this question on behalf of a friend who is a mother to a 10 year-old Australian by descent boy. The boy has got his Australian passport and currently enrolled in a school in Melbourne. The mother is on visitor visa (FA, subclass 600), which only allows her to stay in Australia 3 months at a time. At the moment, both the boy and his mother have to travel back and forth between Vietnam and Australia every 3 months.

The mother is unsure of what visa she can apply in order to remain permanently in Australia to look after her child. The father doesn't want anything to do with the boy or his mother.

Many thanks in advance for your advice.

Kevin

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How is the child cared for in Australia?


Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

 

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On 10/30/2019 at 1:32 PM, AFV said:

How is the child cared for in Australia?

Excellent point.  By alerting the AU Gov that the child has no permanent carer, and that permanent care is dependant on the mother being granted a VV will sound the alarm.

'Abandoned' children will send in DSS/FACS/DOCS immediately.


 

 

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Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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Hi AFV, the child is cared for by his mother. As his mother is on a visitor visa, both of them have to travel to Vietnam and back to Australia every 3 months or so. The mother is currently applying for financial support with  CentreLink. 

I've tried to help them by searching through the Australian Immigration website to look for the right type of visa to apply for the mother (so that she can remain in Australia permanently to look after her child). However, I couldn't find anything that applicable to this situation. Any suggestion?

 

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On 11/4/2019 at 11:19 AM, AussieDude said:

Excellent point.  By alerting the AU Gov that the child has no permanent carer, and that permanent care is dependant on the mother being granted a VV will sound the alarm.

'Abandoned' children will send in DSS/FACS/DOCS immediately.

Hi AussieDude, what's DSS/ FACS/ DOCS? Is there an organisation/ authority whom we can approach for help with the situation?

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On 11/5/2019 at 11:55 AM, KevinD said:

Hi AussieDude, what's DSS/ FACS/ DOCS? Is there an organisation/ authority whom we can approach for help with the situation?

DSS Department of Social Services is the old name for the Dept of Family and Community Services (old but commonly known names) Today its the  called Department of Social Services again.  One of DSS's roles is the overseeing the very complex Child Protection Framework in Australia, which encompasses, DSS, Health, State HEalth, Police etc etc etc.

Initially I do not think that DSS would be your best point for advice in your situation.

The mother has several avenues available to her to join the child in Australia as the child's carer, including the new SPONSORED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 870). Due to the sensitivity of cases such as you describe, I would start by contacting an independant advisor (either an immigration agent, or legal aid who will help when children are involved), before I contact DIBP. 

Although the father may not want to be involved, he must give permission for the child to be relocated outside of their natural home. Again why I feel you should speak to an specialist.


 

 

Disclaimer:

Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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Just now, Aussie_83 said:

When things are this messy professional advise and knowledge is needed.

 

Agree totally.  I will go onto to say that the child's health, safety and wellbeing must be put foremost in all your decisions and actions. 


 

 

Disclaimer:

Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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29 minutes ago, Aussie_83 said:

When things are this messy professional advise and knowledge is needed.

 

@Aussie_83 I cant seem to send you an IM.


 

 

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On 11/8/2019 at 10:27 PM, AussieDude said:

DSS Department of Social Services is the old name for the Dept of Family and Community Services (old but commonly known names) Today its the  called Department of Social Services again.  One of DSS's roles is the overseeing the very complex Child Protection Framework in Australia, which encompasses, DSS, Health, State HEalth, Police etc etc etc.

Initially I do not think that DSS would be your best point for advice in your situation.

The mother has several avenues available to her to join the child in Australia as the child's carer, including the new SPONSORED PARENT (TEMPORARY) VISA (SUBCLASS 870). Due to the sensitivity of cases such as you describe, I would start by contacting an independant advisor (either an immigration agent, or legal aid who will help when children are involved), before I contact DIBP. 

Although the father may not want to be involved, he must give permission for the child to be relocated outside of their natural home. Again why I feel you should speak to an specialist.

Thanks for the pointers, AussieDude! Much appreciated! I'll check them out and see how we go. Legal Aid is another good avenue too...

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