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Has anyone had or know of anyone been given an exemption to travel?


Occupation: Personal Assistant
State: QLD
LR Country
Stream: DE 187

Number of applicants: 1
Nomination applied:  29th August 2017
Nomination approved: 21st February 2019
Visa applied: 29th August 2017
IMMI Status: Initial assessment as of 21st February 2019

Requested documents submitted: 7th March 2019
(UK Police check, Aus Police check, medical)
PR Granted: 11th March 2019

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19 minutes ago, SineadK said:

Has anyone had or know of anyone been given an exemption to travel?

We've had two members get exemption to leave Australia but I can't remember who they were.  There's a lot of buzz about exemptions getting refused but actually, the majority of applications are approved - and if you are refused, there's nothing to prevent you making a new application, perhaps with better evidence.  

Compassionate reasons need to be compelling, e.g. it seems that a lot of people get exemptions for the serious illness or death of a family member, but not for a wedding or a christening.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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10 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

We've had two members get exemption to leave Australia but I can't remember who they were.  There's a lot of buzz about exemptions getting refused but actually, the majority of applications are approved - and if you are refused, there's nothing to prevent you making a new application, perhaps with better evidence.  

Compassionate reasons need to be compelling, e.g. it seems that a lot of people get exemptions for the serious illness or death of a family member, but not for a wedding or a christening.

Hey Marisa, thanks for taking time to reply to me. 

I'm looking for my parents to gain entry to Australia. Not for wedding or christening is understandable. What I find frustrating is an immediate family member is not parents 😞 

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Occupation: Personal Assistant
State: QLD
LR Country
Stream: DE 187

Number of applicants: 1
Nomination applied:  29th August 2017
Nomination approved: 21st February 2019
Visa applied: 29th August 2017
IMMI Status: Initial assessment as of 21st February 2019

Requested documents submitted: 7th March 2019
(UK Police check, Aus Police check, medical)
PR Granted: 11th March 2019

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32 minutes ago, SineadK said:

Hey Marisa, thanks for taking time to reply to me. 

I'm looking for my parents to gain entry to Australia. Not for wedding or christening is understandable. What I find frustrating is an immediate family member is not parents 😞 

What's the reason?   It doesn't hurt to apply, the worst that can happen is they say no.  You are advised not to book any flights till you get the response and it takes 4 weeks. 

Personally, although I'm sure you would love to have them here, I wouldn't be risking putting my parents on long haul flights at the moment

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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42 minutes ago, SineadK said:

Hey Marisa, thanks for taking time to reply to me. 

I'm looking for my parents to gain entry to Australia. Not for wedding or christening is understandable. What I find frustrating is an immediate family member is not parents 😞 

Can't see that you just wanting your parents here is a good enough reason for an exemption.

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4 minutes ago, Paul1Perth said:

Can't see that you just wanting your parents here is a good enough reason for an exemption.

 

15 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

What's the reason?   It doesn't hurt to apply, the worst that can happen is they say no.  You are advised not to book any flights till you get the response and it takes 4 weeks. 

Personally, although I'm sure you would love to have them here, I wouldn't be risking putting my parents on long haul flights at the moment

It's not just an off the cuff decision. I do have a medical reason and they would 100% take any risk to be with me as I have no family close by.

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Occupation: Personal Assistant
State: QLD
LR Country
Stream: DE 187

Number of applicants: 1
Nomination applied:  29th August 2017
Nomination approved: 21st February 2019
Visa applied: 29th August 2017
IMMI Status: Initial assessment as of 21st February 2019

Requested documents submitted: 7th March 2019
(UK Police check, Aus Police check, medical)
PR Granted: 11th March 2019

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5 minutes ago, Paul1Perth said:

Can't see that you just wanting your parents here is a good enough reason for an exemption.

Thanks but give me some credit, I have a medical reason and no family around. 


Occupation: Personal Assistant
State: QLD
LR Country
Stream: DE 187

Number of applicants: 1
Nomination applied:  29th August 2017
Nomination approved: 21st February 2019
Visa applied: 29th August 2017
IMMI Status: Initial assessment as of 21st February 2019

Requested documents submitted: 7th March 2019
(UK Police check, Aus Police check, medical)
PR Granted: 11th March 2019

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2 hours ago, SineadK said:

 

It's not just an off the cuff decision. I do have a medical reason and they would 100% take any risk to be with me as I have no family close by.

Bottom line, what do you have to lose? You can’t get an exemption if you don’t apply


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

Bottom line, what do you have to lose? You can’t get an exemption if you don’t apply

Thank you

 


Occupation: Personal Assistant
State: QLD
LR Country
Stream: DE 187

Number of applicants: 1
Nomination applied:  29th August 2017
Nomination approved: 21st February 2019
Visa applied: 29th August 2017
IMMI Status: Initial assessment as of 21st February 2019

Requested documents submitted: 7th March 2019
(UK Police check, Aus Police check, medical)
PR Granted: 11th March 2019

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1 hour ago, SineadK said:

Thank you

Best of luck with it.  Like I said, the worst that can happen is they refuse and then at least, you know where you stand.  And they say that you are allowed to apply again straight away.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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I think it will depend a lot on whether your are a citizen. If you hold a temporary visa then I think you are very unlikely to get an exemption fo rumour parents unfortunately.

I’ve just got an exemption to get back in based on critical skills (medical specialist) but it was hard fought. And contrasts to the press releases there are thousands of offshore people who have had exemptions rejected, for very compelling reasons.

Hope you get the answers and feel better soon

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