There are now strengthened policies aimed at protecting minors from high risk situations, such as when the sponsor has convictions for offences of a sexual or violent nature.
When an applicant under the age of 18 is included in an application for one of the visas listed below, the Australian sponsor will be required to provide an Australian National Police Check.
The requirement applies to relevant applications lodged on or after, or received but not finally determined by, Wednesday 16 September 2009.
The above compliments the following measures already in place to protect children who are sponsored for a visa:
If you would like to discuss how the above measures may affect your application, please click Visa Lawyers Australia to contact us.