🔥 BREAKING NEWS - Immigration has just been announced that after 2 long years of international border closures, Australia is reopening its borders to almost everyone!
1 December 2021 (next week!)
What this means:
The following types of visa applications will now begin processing
Eligible visa holders will now be able to leave Australia AND return without first getting a travel exemption
In other words, you can now apply for these visas and expect for it to be processed. If you’re already in Australia holding one of these visas, you’re free to leave Australia to visit family, go on holidays...AND come back to Australia!
Please note: Currently, you may ONLY arrive in Australia in ACT, NSW or VIC without quarantining. Apart from visa requirements, you have to ensure you meet additional requirements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/before-i-travel
This news is applicable to both:
Those who currently hold one of the visas from these eligible subclasses (both in Australia and overseas), AND
Those who are currently overseas and want to apply for these eligible temporary visas.
You must also be fully vaccinated.
➡ Here's the full list of eligible temporary visas (last updated: 22 Nov 2021):
Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa
Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
Subclass 407 – Training visa
Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
Subclass 500 – Student visa
Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa
What happens if your visa is not on the list?
Notably, tourists (Subclass 600 Visitor visa holders) are still not able to come to Australia without a travel exemption
Immigration adds that additional visa subclasses may be added over time.
➡ Here's the up-to-date list of currently recognised vaccinations:
Can you book in those travel plans?
Can you come to Australia to study finally?
Is it a good time to lodge your application?
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