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Old 03-26-2013, 08:56 AM
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I overstayed my visa in Australia by 29 days and your allowed overstay by 28 days.Stupid mistake i know but anyway i applied for a tourist visa last year to go back and i have a 3 year ban.I have just under a year to serve of that ban and i have been offered sponsorship in Oz.I am just wondering does any1 know if i can get the ban waivered or do i have to do the full 3 years.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:49 AM
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Hi Micks -

There is a mechanism in place to request a waiver of the exclusion period (the ban) based generally on compelling and compassionate circumstances, as well as any benefits to Australia or Australians that would result from a person being allowed to return to Australia before the end of the exclusion period.

That being said, these are not so easy to get through - if you want to do it yourself you'll want to carefully research the migration regulations in this area so you'll see the specific items you'll need to address. You may also wish to get professional assistance with this depending on the complexity of your case and your comfort level with the process.

Hope this helps - please advise if I can provide any further info or assistance -


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