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Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
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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The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
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.
All travellers face risks overseas. In certain countries or cultures, women face greater risks than men and may be more vulnerable.