You must apply for an Adoption visa (subclass 102) rather than this visa if:
- you want to adopt a child who is outside Australia
- your child was adopted after you became an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa, or an eligible New Zealand citizen and that child is outside Australia.
You can only apply for this visa if the child is an adopted child applying in Australia, and they were adopted either before or after the sponsoring parent became an Australian citizen, the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or eligible New Zealand citizen.
A child who is applying for this visa as an adopted child must meet certain requirements.