In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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Information for Australians going overseas for surrogacy. Learn about types of arrangements, laws, citizenship and visas.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
Understand how and when the Australian Government can help overseas. Read the Consular Service Charter in Simplified Chinese (领事服务).
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.
Many Australians hold two or more nationalities. If you're travelling to the country of your other nationality, find out how your citizenship can impact you.
Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.