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Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

Subclass 102 adoption visa allows an overseas adopted child to live with their adoptive parents in Australia. This adoption visa allows those children to stay in Australia who are going to be adopted or are adopted by an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen. The application is normally lodged by an adoptive parent on behalf of the child. The parent is also required to provide an assurance of support to the Department to support his child’s application. If the adoption is taking place through a state or territory adoption authority, the application for the child’s visa can be lodged before the adoption is finalized.

How does a Subclass 102 Adoption Visa Work

Subclass 102 is a permanent residence visa. With this visa, an adopted child can live permanently with his adoptive parents in Australia. The cost of this visa is from AUD 2,665. An adopted child (If eligible) can later on also apply for Australian citizenship.

For the purpose of this visa and to be able to make an application to adopt and sponsor a child to Australia, the adoptive parent should be:

  • Should be an Australian citizen or
  • Should be holding an Australian PR visa or
  • Should be an eligible New Zealand citizen

Stipulations for an adoptive child;

  • Should be under 18 years of age when the visa is applied, and a decision on the visa is made.
  • Should be living outside of Australia when the visa is applied, and a decision on the visa is made.
  • The child is adopted or in the process of being adopted by the sponsor
  • The child is sponsored by an adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

The eligibility requirements for the processing of a subclass 102 adoption visa are:

  • The child should be under 18 years of age when the adoption is made
  • The child should be adopted or in the process of being adopted
  • The child should be living outside of Australia when the visa is applied, and a decision on the visa is made.
  • The child should have an eligible adoptive parent as a sponsor.
  • The child must meet the specified health requirements as set out by the Department.
  • The child(if over 16 years) must meet the specified character requirements as set out by the Department.
  • It should be ensured that any outstanding debt (if any) owed by the child or his family towards the Government of Australia has been repaid, and if not, adequate arrangements have been made to pay back the same
  • If the child’s age is below 18 while making the application and subsequently turns 18 before the application is decided, his application will not be considered, and he shall not be eligible for this visa.
  • The Department shall not grant this visa if it is against the best interests of the adoptive child who is younger than 18 years of age.
  • The child is required to comply with the visa conditions attached to this subclass
    • Should comply with Australian laws.
    • Should not enter Australia before a specific date (Before the adoptive parent enters Australia).
    • Should not get married or enter into a de-facto relationship before arriving in Australia.

If any of the circumstances concerning the child’s or adoptive parent’s eligibility or condition change, the Department should be informed in writing about it. It may affect the Department’s decision or lead to the cancellation of the visa. Book an appointment with our expert visa migration agents, one of the leading consultants (in Brisbane), to ensure a smooth visa processing.

Why to apply for a Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

Applying for subclass 102 is beneficial for the adopted child and the parent. Subclass102 allows an adopted child to:

  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Travel to and fro from Australia for up to five years from the date of visa grant–once the 5-year travel validity expires, they will need another visa to re-enter Australia.
  • Apply for studies and later on work in Australia for an indefinite period
  • Enrol in the Australian health care program-Medicare
  • Apply for Australian Citizenship (On being eligible)
  • Sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence

How to Apply for a Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

Accurate information, along with documentary evidence, should be duly filed for visa application under subclass 102 for a positive outcome. Talk to our visa consultants for accurate filing of all the application information. Our specialized and professional visa consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a positive visa decision. Schedule an appointment with our visa migration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

Processing Time for Subclass 102 Adoption Visa

The accurate processing time for this visa is not available. Communicate with a professional visa migration agent at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and necessities. The general reasons for different processing time of subclass 102 Visa are-

  • If the Department upholds a thorough assessment policy, the processing time may be higher than usual.
  • When additional information is required.
  • To verify the sponsor or supporter details.

Contact Us

Visa Application is a complex and tricky process; it requires a very deep understanding of various legislations and eligibility requirements. Fulfilling the requirements laid out for each of these is important to enable a smooth transition to the next step without having to go back and reassess specific requirements. Therefore, our migration agency in Brisbane can support you throughout your application process and work to help you achieve your dream of living in Australia. Avoid the heartache of having to reapply by contacting our visa consultants in Brisbane to book an appointment Contact us or phone us on +61 7 3172 4965.

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