受澳大利亚旅行限制影响的家庭类签证申请人将获得部分临时宽免

某些类别的签证要求申请人在签证下发时在澳大利亚境外。移民局允许受到COVID-19疫情影响的在澳申请人,用更多的时间去满足相关签证要求。比如,部分申请人受到旅行禁令限制,签证下签时无法离开澳洲,移民局将延长满足该要求的期限。

2021年2月27日起,允许部分在澳大利亚境外递交申请的 家庭类签证申请人签证下签时在澳境内 。该项临时宽免适用于目前身处澳大利亚,受到COVID-19旅行限制,无法离开澳洲去境外等待下签的某些申请人。

涉及如下配偶及子女签证

  • 101子女签证Child (subclass 101) visa
  • 102收养子女签证Adoption (subclass 102) visa
  • 445受抚养子女签证Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa
  • 未婚配偶签证Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa
  • 309配偶签证Partner (subclass 309) visa

3月24日起,该项宽免也将拓展到符合条件但受到疫情影响的父母签证申请人,该类申请人也将被允许在澳境内获得签证。

涉及如下签证类别:

  • 父母103签证Parent (subclass 103) visa
  • 173父母付费临时签证Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa
  • 143父母付费永久签证Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa

当前父母签证的审理时间将不受此次宽免的影响。

如被要求签证下发时在澳境外,但因旅行限制影响无法离境的申请人,将会给予更多时间来满足要求或者有可能被允许境内等待下签。

Temporary concession for certain Family visa applicants affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions

Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Department is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly applicants for family visas who have come to Australia.

The Department is taking disruptions arising from the pandemic into account when considering visa applications. Visa applicants are being given additional time to complete the necessary requirements, including any current requirement to be offshore at time of visa grant.

Changes are intended to come 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. This temporary concession would be for certain applicants who are in Australia and are not able to travel offshore to be granted the visa because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The concession would apply to eligible applicants for the following Partner and Child 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 we have advised you that you need to be outside Australia for us to grant your parent visa but you are unable to depart Australia as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, we will work with you to give you additional time until you can travel safely or until your visa can be granted while you are in Australia. Further detail will be provided when available.

The Government is continually reviewing arrangements for visas during the pandemic. This page will be regularly updated as adjustments are made.