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Old 03-16-2020, 04:41 PM
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Partner Visa subclass 100 issued/entry date delayed due to Coronavirus

We have a bit of a strange dilemma and I'm guessing there are a lot of others in this same situation or something similar. Need advise on how to proceed with getting an extension on entry date into Australia for my Partner class 309/100 visa.

Partner Visa subclass 309/100 issued July 2019
Travel was booked for US spring break (around son's school schedule) departing March 16 - 27th which would have been my entry into the country to validate my partner visa. We weren't moving permanently yet just entering the country to validate the visa. We have until May 14, 2020 to enter the country based on my visa paperwork.

With what is going on with the Coronavirus and the quarantines in place we had to cancel our flights on Saturday that are departing tonight to Melbourne. We only had plans to be there for 9 days, having to get back for work and school. Didn't feel like it was right to travel as we would have been quarantined upon arrival, had to extend our time in the country and subjected elderly family members to quarantine and possible exposure and then likely been quarantined for another 14 days upon arrival back into the US.

With everything that is going on I can only assume that it's going to be very unlikely that I will be able to travel and validate my visa before May 14th. I have looked everywhere online and haven't been able to determine the best way to apply for an extension of my entry date? You would think that the Coronavirus pandemic would be a valid reason to issue a extension but I need to figure out how to apply for that? Any advice would be most welcome.

Thank you! Michelle


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The advice from the Department is to contact the processing centre that granted the visa and ask for an extension of the first entry date.

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You certainly aren't alone in this situation. I've read elsewhere that people who have missed their initial entry dates due to the coronavirus cancellations, have been successful in requesting a waiver of their IED. I'm not sure of the process, but I think if you email them with a request to waive the IED and provide some evidence of your cancelled flights, they will advise you that missing your IED will not cause the cancellation of your visa.

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The advice from the Department is to contact the processing centre that granted the visa and ask for an extension of the first entry date.
Thank you Nick, I guessed that but am having a hard time figuring out what processing center to contact? My grant notification just says "Department of Home Affairs" There is no reference to what processing centre processed it, of course I might really be blind though. I'm trying to figure out whether there is an email address I can submit proof of travel to or do I need to make a phone call and if so who do I call? I found the global service center number from outside of Australia which is listed as +61 2 6196 0196 and wondered if that was it. Guess I'm figuring it's going to be a long wait on hold and just wanted to be sure I was contacting the right number.


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Isn't the Processing centre given on the footnotes of the grant letter. I have it on my grant letter but it was issued onshore. Otherwise just call on the number that you found, that is the no given on the website.


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For my visa it didn’t state the processing center on the actual grant letter but it says where it was processed in the Text of the email (last paragraph before the ‘important notice’ bit):

Subclass: ...; Citizenship: ...; State: ...; Processing Office: ...

I was onshore as well though.


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Just wanted to post an update so that everyone else in this situation knows what I was told. I called the Dept. of Home Affairs at 61 2 6196 0196. It was the right number to call. I explained the situation and after putting me on hold to check with their supervisor numerous times I was told that since my final entry date wasn't until May 14th that I needed to wait until May 1st and if travel was still prohibited to call them back and they would look at granting me an extension then. The way things are going I'm guessing things aren't going to be better before that time with travel between the US and Australia so I guess I sit and wait for now.


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Can't enter before required entry date

For temporary visa holders, you will need to apply for a new visa once the travel restrictions are lifted. Permanent visa holders should contact the departmental office which granted their visa, but only when they are able to travel.


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Just wanted to post an update so that everyone else in this situation knows what I was told. I called the Dept. of Home Affairs at 61 2 6196 0196. It was the right number to call. I explained the situation and after putting me on hold to check with their supervisor numerous times I was told that since my final entry date wasn't until May 14th that I needed to wait until May 1st and if travel was still prohibited to call them back and they would look at granting me an extension then. The way things are going I'm guessing things aren't going to be better before that time with travel between the US and Australia so I guess I sit and wait for now.
I don't think they would have any problems with giving you an extension when the time comes. So cheer up, there is already too much doom and gloom in the world at this point.


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Old 05-05-2020, 06:19 PM
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Hi Michelle,

I was wondering if you got any further progress on this since your original planned travel date is only a week or 2 away.
I'm in the exact same situation as yourself. Myself and my son need to activate our visa subclass 100.We have a flight booked for the 30th of June from Ireland which most likely will get cancelled.

I would appreciated if you could share your experience on whether you were granted an extension and how you did it.

Thank you

Marco


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