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I am planning to lodge the visitor visa for my parents but is it possible that after few months visa is granted but due to border restriction they can't land in Australia? And when the validity period starts - when the visa is granted OR when they arrive in Australia OR immigration provides a date for the last entry?

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Why do you think they will grant a visitor visa?


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

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To be honest, I have no idea if they can/will grant a visitor visa or not. I am just asking if anyone has any idea if immigration can grant a visa before opening a border or not?

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25 minutes ago, PCP said:

To be honest, I have no idea if they can/will grant a visitor visa or not. I am just asking if anyone has any idea if immigration can grant a visa before opening a border or not?

You can apply for the visa, then you apply for a travel exemption quoting the visa application reference number. 

you will need to show compelling reasons why they need to enter Australia 


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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Because you won't be able to travel even if the visa is granted, they're not granting any visitor visas (or similar temporary visas) at the moment unless you first obtain a travel exemption associated with that particular visa application.

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16 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

You can apply for the visa, then you apply for a travel exemption quoting the visa application reference number. 

you will need to show compelling reasons why they need to enter Australia 

Ah, this makes sense. Thank you. 🙂

11 minutes ago, rtritudr said:

Because you won't be able to travel even if the visa is granted, they're not granting any visitor visas (or similar temporary visas) at the moment unless you first obtain a travel exemption associated with that particular visa application.

I think you are right. Thank you 🙂

 

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But to answer the original question a visitor visa is valid from the date of issue.


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18 hours ago, rammygirl said:

But to answer the original question a visitor visa is valid from the date of issue.

Thank you. Btw, will it be valid for a year (if granted for a year) from the first entry in Australia or from the grant date?

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Valid from grant. Read the conditions carefully they usually say valid for multiple entry up to three month stay for one year.  So if granted on 1st August you could be I. Aus for three months from Sept say then re enter anytime up to the 31st July so effectively you get a year and three months. But as I say read the detail carefully as they do vary. 


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3 hours ago, rammygirl said:

But as I say read the detail carefully as they do vary. 

This is good advice ... visitor visas can be surprisingly complex in terms of validity periods and lots of people do get caught out.

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SunCoast Migration Ltd

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