Child documents

  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (45 mm x 35 mm) of the child (four photos if health examinations have not been completed).
    • These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background.
    • Print the name of the child on the back of each photograph.
  • Certified copy of the child’s birth registration showing both parents’ names. If you cannot get this document, provide a certified copy of the identification pages of at least one of the following documents:
    • passport
    • family book showing both parents’ names
    • identification document issued by the government
    • document issued by a court that verifies the child’s identity.
      If relevant, provide the same documents for anyone included as a dependent child in the child’s application.
  • If the child’s name has changed or the name of anyone included in the child’s application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change.
  • Certified copies of the adoption papers or adoption compliance certificate, including evidence that the authority in the child’s home country permits the child to migrate to Australia.
  • If the child has been allocated for adoption: a letter from the Australian state or territory central adoption authority supporting the adoption.
  • If the child has been adopted by expatriate adoptive parents without the support of an Australian state or territory central adoption authority: a written statement outlining the length of time and reasons for the adoptive parent’s residence overseas.