If your Temporary Visa is about to expire and you are considering a Visa Extension in Australia, you may be seeking the most suitable option to stay in Australia. Visa Extension Australia options may be available to you to apply for a new visa to stay in the country. This includes visitors, workers, students, and partners holding a Temporary Visa as well as sponsored employees who are living and working in Australia.
Since the pandemic, many Temporary Visa holders have been seeking their options to stay. If your Temporary Visa is about to expire and it is difficult to return to your home country, it is important to be aware of all your visa options to stay in Australia.
Many people believe they need to apply for a Visa Extension, but in Australia, the process of extending your stay involves applying for a new visa. Unfortunately, this can be more difficult than it seems. Several factors determine your eligibility for different visa options and the process of applying for a new visa requires evidence to support your application.
The first step is to know which visas you are eligible for. This could involve getting professional advice so that your unique circumstances and objectives can be considered. A migration agency such as Interstaff can assess whether your circumstances meet the eligibility requirements for particular visa subclasses. When recommending visa options, Interstaff’s Migration Agents will also consider your personal goals such as how long wish to remain in Australia and why you intend to stay.
Some Visa Extension Australia pathways for looking to stay in Australia longer include:
If you are considering a visa extension, get in touch to find out your eligibility to stay in Australia and apply for a new visa.
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While your visa status may be one of the last things on your mind during a pandemic, Temporary Visa holders in Australia must ensure they continue to hold a valid visa to remain lawful. You should apply for a new visa before your current visa expires and you may wish to seek professional advice on your eligibility and options.
If your visa is expiring in the next few months, you may wish to consider visa extension options now to apply for a new visa and stay in Australia.
To understand which visa options may be available to you to stay in Australia and how we can help, contact one of our registered Migration Agents to arrange a ‘Zero-contact’ Zoom or telephone consultation. You can get in touch at [email protected] or 1800 449 858.
If your visa is expiring soon, you should apply for a new visa before your current one expires. In some cases, a person can apply for a Visitor Visa to allow a few extra months in Australia. Applying for a Visitor Visa generally enables you to stay in Australia for 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on your circumstances.
Alternatively, other options may be available to you depending on your eligibility for various Skilled, Family, Partner or Student Visa options. An eligibility assessment with our migration agents can help you to understand your options.
If you apply for a new visa, you will often be granted a Bridging Visa. This allows you to lawfully stay in Australia while your application for the new visa is being assessed.
During the pandemic, the Government also introduced the 408 Pandemic Event Visa for people with limited visa options – for example, people who cannot depart Australia due to COVID-19 related international travel restrictions – conditions apply. This visa may also be available to Temporary Visa holders working in critical sectors – if interested, we would recommend a consultation to assess your eligibility. As with all visas, substantial evidence is required to support your application.
Usually there are very limited circumstances available to stay in Australia if a person has a ‘No Further Stay’ Condition (8503, 8534 or 8535) on their visa. However, the good news is the Government has been accepting applications for waivers of this condition during the pandemic to assist those impacted by the travel restrictions. If you have a ‘No Further Stay’ Condition on your visa, you will first need to request a waiver for the condition before you can apply for a new visa and you may wish to seek professional advice.
If your visa is due to expire, you may wish to consider Visa Extension Australia options to apply for a new visa and stay in Australia. To have your eligibility assessed and discuss any questions you may have about your application requirements, simply contact one of Interstaff’s Registered Migration Agents to arrange a Zoom or telephone consultation. With over 30 years of experience since 1988, it would be our pleasure to draw on our knowledge to help you stay in Australia.
Interstaff is a leading migration agency in Australia. We specialise in providing comprehensive immigration advice throughout all stages of the visa application process for all visa types including visa extensions in Australia, visa cancellations and visa refusals. Since 1988, we have helped thousands of individuals come to Australia and work, as well as bring their families into the country under permanent residence. Additionally, we have helped individuals and businesses obtain a wide range of visas, including temporary and permanent work visas, partner visas, student visas and tourist visas.
All of our migration agents are registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) and practice under the Code of Conduct that governs Australia’s migration. Our team of experienced and qualified agents stay abreast of Australia’s migration industry news, rules, regulations and procedures, and we keep our clients advised of any potential impacts on their application.
For more information about how to stay in Australia through our Visa Extension Australia services, please get in touch with our Registered Migration Agents on 1800 449 858 (Free Call Within Australia) or 08 9221 3388 (Perth Head Office).
“On behalf of my family and I, we would like to thank the staff at Interstaff for working around the clock to achieve our goal of Permanent Residency. They are a great team of professionals and handled our case with very high standards. We greatly appreciate it – thank you!”
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