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Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)

This visa lets children adopted outside Australia live in Australia with their adoptive parent.

visa 102 subclass Australia

Adoption Visa (Subclass 102): Eligibility and Application

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The child must be adopted or in the process of being adopted through:
  • Intercountry adoption with Australian state or territory central authority involvement.
  • Intercountry adoption between two countries (excluding Australia) under the Hague Adoption Convention.
  • Expatriate adoption by an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent visa holder residing outside Australia for over 12 months.


Children Adopted under the Hague Adoption Convention:

  • May be eligible for Australian Citizenship if the adoption is finalized outside Australia under the Hague Convention or a recognized bilateral arrangement.
  • Citizenship grants allow entry on an Australian passport without requiring a visa.


Expatriate Adoptions:

  • The Australian Government has no role in overseas expatriate adoption processes.
  • No support documents are provided, and the Department only assesses and decides on Adoption visa applications.


Eligibility Requirements for Expatriate Adoptees Entering Australia:

  • Adoptive parent(s) must have resided outside Australia for over 12 months.
  • Adoptive parent(s) must not have resided overseas to avoid Australia’s intercountry adoption laws.
  • Full and permanent parental rights are required, adhering to the adoption laws of the home country.
  • Seek legal advice to ensure the overseas adoption meets Adoption (Subclass 102) visa requirements.


Application Requirements:

  • The child must be under 18 at the time of adoption and during the application process.
  • Meet health and character requirements; if the child is 16 or older, character requirements apply.
  • Repay any debt owed to the Australian Government.


Visa Privileges:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely with the adoptive parent.
  • Work and study in Australia.
  • Enroll in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare.
  • Sponsor relatives to come to Australia.
  • Apply for Australian citizenship if eligible.


Duration and Travel:

  • Initial travel validity of 5 years for unlimited travel to and from Australia.
  • To travel after the initial 5-year period, apply for a Resident Return (RRV) or consider Australian citizenship.


Including Other Children:

  • Separate applications for siblings.
  • Dependent children can be included in the application.



  • Main applicant: AUD3,055.00.
  • Additional charge for each dependent child applying for the visa.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at Adoption Visa (Subclass 102)


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