Great news for offshore visa applicants currently in Australia!
From 27 February 2021, a number of visas that typically require visa applicants to be offshore at the time of decision, will be able to be granted whilst the applicant is in Australia.
This means that if you’re currently in Australia and awaiting a decision on your Subclass 309, 300, 101, 102 or 445 visa application, you will not have to try and navigate a departure from the country during these unprecedented COVID-19 times.
The same allowance will also apply for Subclass 173, 143 and 103 applicants from 24 March 2021.
While this is extremely exciting and a welcome relief for many, it is important that you ensure to maintain your lawful visa holder status whilst in Australia.
It is also important to know that the allowance will not last forever – it’s only temporary.
So where to from here? …. If you’re currently in Australia waiting for a decision on your offshore application, make sure to get in touch with Timpson Immigration Lawyers today so we can help you feel confident that your offshore application is completely decision ready, and that your lawful visa holder status remains in place, so that you can be two steps ahead of the rest, come 27 February 2021 to take advantage of the temporary allowance.