Do you need to extend your Australian Visa due to the Coronavirus?
With the Australian Government announcing that our borders will be closed to all temporary visa holders, many people who are currently in Australia on a temporary visa are anxious about their status or ability to depart and re-enter the country.
Australia has closed its borders to all non-residents and non-citizens from Friday 20 March 2020. It has been announced by the Australian treasurer that this travel ban may remain in place for six months, or longer.
We have seen a spike in enquiries from visitor visa holders who are currently in Australia and are now either unable or unwilling to depart and return to their home country.
Many temporary visa holders including workers, students and temporary partner visa holders have also had their migration pathways affected by this news.
We advise all people currently in Australia on a temporary visa that may expire in the coming six months, or people who need to depart and re-enter the country within this period to immediately seek professional advice regarding your options.
We encourage you to contact our office and speak to one of our registered migration agents or immigration lawyers to ensure you manage your visa expiry and necessary travel arrangements.
There are options available for people to extend their stay in Australia through different visa subclasses.