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Temporary COVID concession for Family Stream

Changes have сame into effect on 27 February 2021 to allow some Family stream visas, which have been applied for outside Australia, to be granted while the visa applicant is in Australia.

The concession would apply to eligible applicants for the following visa subclasses:

🔸Child (subclass 101) visa

🔸Adoption (subclass 102) visa

🔸Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa

🔸Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa

🔸Partner (subclass 309) visa

Another concession to allow visas to be granted to applicants in Australia would also be extended to eligible Parent visa applicants during the COVID-19 period. This concession is intended to commence on 24 March 2021 and would apply to the following visa subclasses:

🔹Parent (subclass 103) visa

🔹Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa

🔹Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa

Current processing timeframes for Parent visa applications would not be impacted by these amendments.

❗️If the applicant has been advised to be outside Australia, but this is not possible to depart Australia as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, then additional time will be given until applicant can travel safely or until visa will be granted onshore.

☝🏼The Department is continually reviewing arrangements for visas during the pandemic.

❗️Please check the due date of your visa! Make sure you are in Australia lawfully! If your visa has ceased, or something went wrong, book a spot for a consultation and I will help you resolve any migration issue!