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.

An adoptive parent must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa
  • an eligible New Zealand citizen.

The visa application must be lodged outside Australia and the child must be outside Australia when the visa is decided.

More information

More information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.