Adoption Visa Subclass 102
Adoption Visa subclass 102
- The Adoption visa (subclass 102) lets a child come to Australia to live with their adoptive parent. The child can already be adopted or be in the process of being adopted. The adoptive parent sponsors the child for this visa and usually applies on their behalf.
To be able to get the visa, the child must:
- be younger than 18 years of age
- be living outside Australia
- be either already adopted or in the process of being adopted by their sponsor
- meet health and character requirements
- If the child is under 18 years of age at the time of application, but will turn 18 before the application is decided, they will not be eligible for this visa.
- The child must also be sponsored by an adoptive parent who is:-
1. an Australian citizen
2. the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa, or
3. An eligible New Zealand citizen.
- An adoptive parent must have done one of the following: –
1. adopted (or be in the process of adopting) the child with the involvement of an Australian state or territory adoption authority
2. adopted the child under the laws of a country other than Australia and been living outside Australia for the past 12 months before the application is lodged
3. Adopted the child under the Hague Adoption Convention.
4. If you are living outside Australia, you can adopt the child from the country in which you have been living, or from another country.
This is a permanent residence visa. It allows the child to:-
- travel to and stay in Australia indefinitely
- work and study in Australia
- enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
- apply for Australian citizenship (if they are eligible)
- sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
- Travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted after that time they will need another visa to enter Australia.