The adoption visa lets a child, whom you have adopted, to come to Australia and live with you indefinitely. When you apply for the visa, the child may already be adopted or in the process of being adopted. You must sponsor the adopted child for this visa and apply on their behalf. An adoptive parent must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen. The child must be outside Australia when the visa is being applied. This visa lets the child do everything that is mentioned under Child (Permanent) (Subclass 802).