How to increase your chances of getting an adoption visa – subclass 102
Subclass 102 visa, a kind of humane visa, which allows Australian parents to sponsor their adopted children to come and live with them in Australia. Let’s explore with VEM!
What is a Subclass 102 visa?
A Subclass 102 visa is also known as an Australian Adoption visa. This is an opportunity to help Australian settlers sponsor their children to Australia to stay as permanent residents.
The condition is that the sponsored person must be under 18 years of age. And the sponsor must be a qualified New Zealand citizen, Australian citizen, or permanent resident.
Benefits of holding an Adoption visa – Subclass 102
The benefits of a Subclass 102 visa are quite similar to that of a Subclass 101 visa. Specifically,
|Free entries benefits|
|Social security benefits||Enroll in Australia’s public healthcare scheme, Medicare.|
|Education benefits||Have full study and work rights.|
|Sponsor family member benefits||Can sponsor another eligible family member.|
Because the Subclass 102 visa belongs to the Australian Family visas, holders of this visa will be greatly supported by the Australian Government.
Therefore, if you do not understand the benefits of a visa, you may miss out on many attractive policies. If your family does not understand these benefits, please consult with VEM for detailed explanation from a migration consultant.
Requirements of a Subclass 102 visa
The Australian Subclass 102 visa has requirements for both the sponsor and the applicant. Here are some of those requirements.
|For the applicant||Age||Under 18 years old at the time of adoption, visa application, and visa grant.|
|Where to lodge the visa||Offshore|
|Where to receive the visa|
|For the sponsor|
Must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
Both the sponsor and their official or unofficial spouse have no criminal record about children.
Mr. Phong Cao – VEM’s professional consultant has been licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877). So you can rest and relax when using the service he provides!
In case you don’t meet the requirements of a Subclass 102 visa, our consultant will also consider the possibility of other visas for you.
Step-by-step of an Australian Subclass 102 visa
In order to receive an Adoption visa – Subclass 102, the applicant will go through the following 7 steps:
- Step 1: Check the eligibility.
- Step 2: Complete the necessary papers and documents.
- Step 3: Submit the application and pay the visa fee.
- Step 4: The DHA receives the visa application.
- Step 5: The application is processed.
- Step 6: The reviewer asks the family for additional documents (if necessary).
- Step 7: The Subclass 102 visa is granted.
Processing times of a Subclass 102 visa
The processing time has changed compared to previous years, specifically:
|75% of the applications||20 months|
|90% of the applications||30 months|
However, your documents must be well–prepared to avoid a longer process or visa refusal. You find an eligible and reliable agency to help you with your application.
The secret to a fast visa process is to submit a standard application as required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
Mr. Phong Cao is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA: 12648). So if you have his support, your Subclass 102 visa application will certainly be accurate, up-to-date, complete, and thorough.
Cost of a Subclass 102 visa
The DHA has announced Subclass 102 visa fees. Specifically:
|The amount of money (AUD)|
|For the visa applicant||2,710|
|For the accompanying member|
Note: The 114 visa fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.
If your Subclass 102 visa application is denied, you will not be refunded the fee paid. To avoid useless investments, your family should consider using the service of a reputable migration agency.
How to prepare a standard Subclass 102 visa application
These are what you should prepare before lodging your Subclass 102 visa application.
|Identification papers of the applicant|
|Proof of the relationship||Certificate of the government about the adoption.|
|Certificate from the police||Applicants over the age of 16 must provide confirmation from the police of the country that they have lived for more than 12 months in the last 10 years, since turning 16.|
|Health and character|
|Financial proof||The sponsor needs to prove they have the financial ability to support the applicant for the first 2 years in Australia.|
Obligations of the family when the Subclass 102 visa is granted
When successfully applying for a Subclass visa, the sponsor of the child must fulfill their responsibilities to the child.
Specifically, provide accommodation and financial support to meet the reasonable needs of children during the first 2 years in Australia.
Frequently asked questions
The applicant must be outside of Australia when the visa is lodged.
The answer is yes.
Yes, they can as long as they are eligible.
Hopefully this article has helped your family understand the Subclass 102 visa. If you have any questions, contact VEM soon. VEM consultants are always available to assist families in applying for an Australian Subclass 102 visa.
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