Temporary concession for certain Family visa applicants affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions

Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Department of Home Affairs is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly applicants for family visas who have come to Australia.  The Department is taking disruptions arising from …

Government changes parent visa rules, allowing applicants to stay in Australia

Government changes parent visa rules amid COVID-19 restrictions, allowing applicants to stay in Australia. People who have applied for a parent visa will now be allowed to stay in Australia while their applications are processed, under a temporary change announced by the Federal Government. Under the previous rules, applicants who …