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The Guidelines for Extension of Temporary Visas for Sri Lankans in Australia

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the short stay visa holders who arrived in Australia under the temporary visa to extend their visas before expiry dates.
It has been noted that the parents and relatives who visited Australia to see their children and relatives under temporary visas are stuck due to COVID-19 situation.

Please visit ministry of home affair website and follow the guidelines given by them to get further extension,

See what you need to do for an extension of visa, here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/…/visa-about-to…/stay-longer

No further stay condition (includes 8503, 8534 and 8535)
This means you can’t apply for most other visas until you leave Australia. If your visa has less than 2 months validity remaining you can request to waive this condition.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/…/wa…/no-further-stay-waiver

A request for waiver can be made by completing Form 1447 ‘No Further Stay’ waiver request or by request in writing: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/1447.pdf

Condition 8558 (Non-resident cannot stay for more than 12 months in any 18 months period)

You will need to apply for a new visa that suits your new needs. Explore your visa options: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/…/getting-a-visa/visa-finder
If you have any difficulties to fill the application you may kindly get advice from immigration lawyers based in your nearest city.

If your visa has expired, you need to apply for Bridging E visa (BVE) immediately in order to make your stay lawful.

For further enquiries and information, you can visit the following links and communicate with the Consulate General email address.
Website: https://slcgsydney.org/
Facebook: @SriLankaConsulateSydney
Twitter: @SLinSydney
Email: slcg.sydney@mfa.gov.lk

Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Sydney

29.03.2020

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