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Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

Children who are adopted or about to be adopted by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand are allowed to live in the country under the conditions of the Adoption Visa (subclass 102).

Typically, an adoptive parent submits the application on the child’s behalf and is in charge of accepting the sponsorship. Submit the visa application before the adoption being finalized in case the adoption authority of a state or territory is adopting a child.

Highlights

  • The visa permits you to live, study, and work in Australia for an extended length of time
  • You can obtain health coverage via Medicare, the Australian public healthcare for medical bills and care
  • You can apply for Australian citizenship if you are eligible
  • You can bring eligible family members to move in permanently
  • After your visa grant, you have five years to travel back and forth Australia

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • You have to be the adoptive parent of the child or must have a plan to adopt them
  • You must be an Australian citizen, a permanent residency holder, or an eligible citizen of New Zealand
  • You have to adopt a child or gone through the adoption process through an Australian state or territory adoption agency
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FAQs about Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

The Adoption Visa (Subclass 102) allows overseas-adopted children to reside in Australia with their adoptive parents, granting them permanent residency.
The child must be under 18 years old, adopted by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen.
Processing time for applications varies based on application completeness, document requirements, and application complexity. Check official website for latest processing times.
Adoptive parents must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens, and meet Australian immigration laws' character and health requirements.