102 Adoption Visa

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Project Introduction

The 102 Adoption visa is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen who sponsors a child who is living overseas, is about to be adopted or has been adopted, and enables him to live in Australia. This type of visa requires the child to be outside Australia both when the application is lodged and when the visa is granted.

Project Advantages

Study and work legally in Australia
Enjoy Australian public health care and other social welfare allowances
Free travel to and from Australia during the visa period
After meeting the residency requirements, you can apply for Australian citizenship
Visa-free entry to New Zealand

Application Requirement

To be eligible to apply for an Adoption visa (subclass 102), the child must:
Have been or be in the process of being adopted through an intercountry adoption or arrangement with the involvement of an Australian state or territory central authority, or
Have been or be in the process of being adopted through an intercountry adoption between 2 countries (other than Australia) that are parties to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention), or
Have been adopted through an expatriate adoption (with no Australian state or territory central authority being involved). The adoption must be by an Australian citizen, an eligible New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa. They must have been residing outside Australia for more than 12 months immediately before lodging the visa application.
The child must be sponsored by an eligible adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent.
The child must be under 18 at the time of adoption, when the application is submitted and when we make our decision.
The child and any dependants who apply for the visa with them must meet the health requirement.
If the child is aged 16 years or over they must meet the character requirement.
If the child or any member of their family owes the Australian Government money it must be paid back or there must be a formal arrangement to pay it back.
Might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Application Process

Check the child's passport is valid.
Provide documents in support of the visa application.
Apply for this visa on paper.
Received the application and documents
The child can be inside or outside Australia when the Immigration Department make their decision.