The past is behind you. Fully vaccinated parents, partners, visitors, and international students can fly to Australia. It comes after the Australian administration decided to reopen its international borders.
But the question that remains unanswered is whether visa holders can travel to the nation on their expired or expired visas. They are worried about whether the administration will allow them to enter.
With doubts in your mind, you can benefit from the answers of registered migration agent Mr. MHD Ibrahim in the form of frequently asked questions.
Australian Migration – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can you shed light on who can enter Australia?
Answer: You are exempted from traveling to the country as long as you have a transit visa, a tourist visa, and a business visa. Two years passed as many people were unable to come due to the pandemic. Even visa holders can meet relatives, partners, and friends.
Q: What are the main points?
1. If you are not an Australian permanent resident or citizen, you can present a tourist visa for those wishing to enter the country.
2. If you have applied for a 485 visa onshore, you can return to your home country
3. Even if you have a B bridging visa and got married overseas, you can still come to Australia and meet partners. The same applies to people who want to meet their families.
Q. Describe the requirements in the various states?
Answer: Get fully vaccinated if you want to travel to different regional areas of Australia. You do not need any quarantine to visit New South Wales and Victoria. As Western Australia is not open yet, you can stay in Victoria and travel from state to state. You can work in these regional areas since you have already studied online.
Q. Who are the fully vaccinated people?
Answer: Visit Australia if you have completed two doses of the vaccine. The rules apply to those who have completed doses of vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. You can travel even if you have received a booster shot or mixed doses of the vaccine. Before traveling, allow 7 days for immunization.
Q. Can children travel?
Answer: Children are fully vaccinated if they are under 12 years of age. A child who has taken one dose can travel with fully vaccinated persons.
Q. What documents are required?
Answer: Visa holders must bring a passport, proof of vaccination, and even an international vaccination certificate. It will not hinder their travel plans to Australia if you provide them with proof of identity. Even if your parents are traveling, make sure to present vaccination certificates that match your identity papers and passport.
Q. About visa application fee waiver fees
Answer: Most clients, parents, and family members who were granted visitor visas prior to the pandemic are eligible for visitor visa vaccinations. If the visitor visa has expired, you are entitled to a fee waiver if you apply or apply again at a later date. Make sure to complete the new online application by 31 December 2022.
Q. What does this mean for international students?
Answer: Almost 150,000 students who are overseas and want to come to Australia may be eligible for a refund of student visa application fees. They are exempt from reimbursement as their visas are more than visitor visas. They can reserve tickets earlier and process the request quickly.
Q. Benefits for international students
Answer: With a student visa you can work full-time for an unlimited number of hours. If you work in critical sectors, you get extra hours for working more than 20 hours a week or 40 hours every fortnight. This is because the government announced it due to the current labor shortage.
Do not violate the visa conditions, but respect the visa conditions. The government temporarily extends the scheme’s working hours as long as it does not break any conditions and balances study and work time. Maintain visa conditions such as attendance, course enrollment, and working hours. The cancellation may be the result of the end of the working day.
However, if you meet all these conditions, you can get a refund and it will not hinder your student visa.
Q. What happens if you applied for a 485 visa?
Answer: Before the pandemic, I had applied for a temporary postgraduate visa. If your 485 expired when you were in your home country, you must apply for a visa. You can travel until September of 2022 to travel to Australia.
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