The Australian government has introduced many concessions for Visa holders, who got affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Due to the closing of the borders, several business restrictions, and economic instability, many people were impacted. Now, with COVID-19 concessions, the Visa holders can extend their visa pathway.
If you have a temporary or provisional Visa as a part of the below list, you can get a COVID-19 Visa extension. This concession period had started from 1st February 2020.
The COVID-19 concessions are available for:
Temporary concessions for Family Visa applicants, that were impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions include Partner Visa, Child Visa, and Parent Visa.
Here are the highlights of the Partner visa Perth and Child Visa.
Visas included in the extension are:
The candidates who applied for Parent visas outside Australia, but were in the country on 24th March 2021, can get a visa if they meet all the visa requirements, during the COVID-19 concession period.
The categories of Visa included are:
The candidates who applied for the Parent visas Perth, and we’re not in the country on 24th March 2021, can get the visa while they were outside Australia, provided they meet all the visa requirements, during the COVID-19 concession time.
The visas in this category include:
It is also essential for you to check whether you are eligible for getting the bridging visa related to:
You may get the Visa application approved during the period of COVID-19 concessions if you meet all the below-mentioned requirements:
So, the bridging visa subclass will depend on the applicant’s circumstances at the time of applying for the Parent or Contributory Parent Visa.
If you filed a paper application for getting a Parent or Contributory Parent visa in the office outside Australia, you will not qualify for a bridging visa.
To apply for a bridging visa, you need to submit a completed Form 1005 to the WA Parent Visa Centre. Do not consider mailing this form. Form 1005 received by email is considered invalid. Know more by contacting immigration lawyers.
Also, if you had a substantive Visa at the time of submitting the visa application, you can apply and get a Bridging visa A – BVA – Subclass 010. But if you did not have a substantive visa at the time of applying for a Visa, you will not be getting a BVA. Then, you can check whether you can get a Bridging visa E – BVE – Subclass 050.
If the Sponsored Parent Temporary subclass 870 Visa holder was outside Australia on 1st July 2021, your visa period is extended by 18 months automatically.
Australian Government is constantly monitoring all the Visa disruptions due to Covid 19. They keep adjusting various Visa aspects to benefit the people. Contact best immigration lawyers Perth to know about the latest updates.
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