Adoption outside Australia by an Australian citizen - summary


This information is for you if you were, or if your child was, adopted outside Australia by an Australian citizen and the adoption was completed outside Australia in accordance with:

  • the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, or 
  • a bilateral arrangement between Australia and another country.

Read about options if the adoption was completed in Australia or outside Australia under other arrangements.

Eligibility - the adoption was completed outside Australia in accordance with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption or a bilateral arrangement between Australia and another country.

Documents - get documents about the child’s identity and adoption, including an Adoption Compliance Certificate and the adoptive parent’s Australian citizenship.

Apply - pay the fee and send the application for Australian citizenship with certified copies of all of the required documents.

Fees

The fee for this application is AUD 230. Applications for the second and each subsequent sibling applying at the same time are AUD 95.

Eligibility