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(1)Any application for an order under section 6 or a decision under section 6(3)( b) shall be made in the prescribed manner and within such period, if any, as may be prescribed.
(2)No application shall be made under subsection (1) or (2) of section 6 …F1 unless immediately before the application is made the person adopted or the adopter resides in Northern Ireland or, as the case may be, both adopters reside there.
(3)In deciding in pursuance of section 6 whether such an authority as is mentioned in section 5(1) was competent to entertain a particular case, the court shall be bound by any finding of fact made by the authority and stated by the authority to be so made for the purpose of determining whether the authority was competent to entertain the case.
(4)In section 6 and this section—
“determination” means such a determination as is mentioned in section 5(1);
“notified provision” means a provision specified in an order made under[F2 section 54(4) of the Adoption Act 1976]; and
“relevant time” means the time when the adoption in question purported to take effect under the law of the country in which it purports to have been effected.
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