The Adoption visa (subclass 102) allows those children to live in Australia who are adopted or going to be adopted by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
An adoptive parent usually lodges the application on child’s behalf and is responsible to take the sponsorship.
If a state or territory adoption authority is adopting a child, the application for the visa can be lodged before the adoption is finalised.
An adoption visa allows to:
If you are adopting a child while living in Australia, the approval will only be given if your country has signed:
Visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/adoption-102#tab-content-0 to know more about the Hague Adoption Convention and a bilateral agreement.
If you adopted a child when you were outside Australia
An adoptive parent should only lodge an application for this visa if the child:
NOTE: If the child is under 18 years of age at the time of lodging an application but turned 18 before the visa is granted, the child will not be considered eligible for this visa.
An adoption visa will not be granted if it is against the best interest of a child younger than 18 of age.
Visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/adoption-102 to know more about the measures of protection for the child.
The applicant can include their siblings in the visa application.
All the dependent family members must meet health and characters.
You and all the dependent family members in the visa application must have:
You must have paid or arranged to repay any outstanding debts to the Australian government before the visa is granted.
The information provided here is only for general understanding and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend consult a Registered Migration agent for further information or check with Department of Home Affairs at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/adoption-102