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Extension of Tourist visa (i.e. apply for a new 600 visa while onshore)

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Hi, my friend's father is currently visiting Australia from overseas. He holds a 12-month multiple entry tourist visa with each stay being no longer than 3 months. There is no "No further stay" condition. His first 3-month stay is expiring in 3 weeks and he would like to apply for a new 600 visa hoping to get a 3 year (stay 12 months out of 18) visa. Questions are:

Has anyone been able to get a 3-year visa while applying onshore in such circumstances? The main thing is being allowed multiple entries and a 9+ month stay so he can stay here for 12 consecutive months and then go overseas to spend 6 months out.

What happens if the new visa application's decision is not received until the end of the current 3-month stay period? Is a bridging visa allocated or is the applicant required to leave Australia as per the conditions of the first visa?

Thanks for your help.

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In order to make an onshore application, they would first need the no further stay condition waived. In order to obtain a waiver, circumstances must have developed since the visa was granted that resulted in a major change in the visa holder’s circumstances. In addition, the change in circumstances must have been beyond their control and be compelling and compassionate in nature.

From what you have written, this does not seem to be the case and therefore a waiver is unlikely. If they want to pursue this, they should seek professional advice asap.


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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Paul, I meant he has NO "no further stay" condition on the visa so he's allowed to make new applications onshore.

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Sorry - my mistake,  missed the double "no" !

He would get a bridging visa.

 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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On 31/01/2019 at 02:31, paulhand said:

Sorry - my mistake,  missed the double "no" !

He would get a bridging visa.

 

Thanks Paul.

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