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  1. If you read all the information about this visa on the home affairs website you will see that the application can be submitted from inside Australia. If you look at the actual application form you will see that the application needs to be sent to the Perth office. It might a good idea to read everything through before you start the application.
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    Visitor Visa 600 - CPV 143

    There's nothing to prevent you submitting/posting the application while you are in Australia, but you won't get a bridging visa when your visitor visa expires. You will need to be offshore when the visa is granted.
  3. You need to find the forms and read all the notes before you start. The information you need is right there in the notes. It says the form covers a family unit. You will find help on here, but you do need to do the groundwork yourself.
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    Notes on visa 143

    The notes are at the bottom of the fees table. You just need to scroll down.
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    SC143 Filing Onshore

    As the 143 is an offshore visa, they would not get a bridging visa to allow them to stay in Australia. They would have to leave when their visitor visa expired
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    Post from the UK

    Can I ask when you sent off your application? I need to renew mine but the website is saying not to apply unless you need to travel urgently.
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    Post from the UK

    I need to renew my UK passport but have been reluctant to do so due to the long delays in the post and the possibility it might go astray. I got the photos done just before lockdown.
  8. A couple of months back I posted a query about renewal of UK passports which had expired. I got my photos done and then Covid19 happened so I haven't as yet put in the application. I am assuming that the process may take longer in the current circumstances but am just wondering if anyone has actually applied during the current circumstances and how long it took. I don't want to have to get photos redone. The website just says it is taking longer.
  9. Well fortunately my postal vote arrived on Friday just in time. Although they said it was 'safe' to go, and that there was social distancing, maybe inside but I saw pictures of long queues outside the prepolling stations and guess what, people lined up one after the other, no social distancing there. There was no way I was going to go and queue up with them. I since heard that they are going to waive fines for over 70s. It would be interesting to hear whether there is a big jump in cases now.
  10. No, apparently not. They have been given the powers to cancel if they want but they don't seem inclined to.
  11. That's not quite true, it's only the pension you have to wait 10 years for. You can access benefits same as all other visa holders, used to be after 2 years now I think it may have been extended to 4. They are also looking at waiving this for new visa holders so watch the news.
  12. Just that. We are being told to observe social distancing, yet they are asking us to go and mix with a load of strangers, just to put a cross on a bit of paper. This is madness. I did apply for a postal vote, but so far nothing has arrived yet. I am an older person, not going out at the moment but yet am expected to turn out to vote. Meanwhile New Zealand is in total lockdown. What's wrong with out policiticians?
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    Renewing expired UK passport

    Thanks for that, that's reassuring. Just hope Brexit doesn't cause all the rules to change now. Hoping the CV will all be sorted before next January.
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    Renewing expired UK passport

    Does anyone know how long your UK passport can be expired and still renew it? My UK passport expires this month and I am concerned about sending it back to the UK with supporting documents as I know there aren't many planes flying. I would rather wait till after the Coronavirus is over and things are a bit more back to normal (hopefully) .