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Old 05-31-2020, 11:01 AM
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Partner visa ETA question?

My wife's partner visa has been granted this year and now a citizenship which is a relief but now it is my friend's turn who want to sponsor his wife to Australia. I know first thing she needs to do is apply ETA first before applying Partner visa 820 but it seems like it cannot be done due to the outbreak travel restriction?
https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

Any thoughts?
When you choose apply and country, it states:

Important notice
Strict travel restrictions are in place for all countries due to COVID-19. You should not apply for any visa until checking the latest information.

Does it mean that she cannot travel to Australia now?
Or she has to apply for exemption?
Even so, is it likely that due to the current status, most likely it will imposed the No Further Stay restriction as well?


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Old 05-31-2020, 08:21 PM
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The no further stay condition cannot be imposed on an ETA. The prospects of being granted one depend to some degree on the ntionality of the applicant.

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Old 06-01-2020, 12:20 PM
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Does it mean that she cannot travel to Australia now?
Or she has to apply for exemption?
Even so, is it likely that due to the current status, most likely it will imposed the No Further Stay restriction as well?
It means she needs to apply for an exemption to travel to Australia as the spouse of an Australian citizen. The details of the exemption application are on the HomeAffairs website.

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Old 06-01-2020, 11:59 PM
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My wife's partner visa has been granted this year and now a citizenship which is a relief but now it is my friend's turn who want to sponsor his wife to Australia. I know first thing she needs to do is apply ETA first before applying Partner visa 820 but it seems like it cannot be done due to the outbreak travel restriction?
https://www.eta.homeaffairs.gov.au/ETAS3/etas

Any thoughts?
When you choose apply and country, it states:

Important notice
Strict travel restrictions are in place for all countries due to COVID-19. You should not apply for any visa until checking the latest information.

Does it mean that she cannot travel to Australia now?
Or she has to apply for exemption?
Even so, is it likely that due to the current status, most likely it will imposed the No Further Stay restriction as well?
What the person above me said. From my understanding, they are not currently processing ETA visas while the borders are closed. They may have changed this. Depending on what country she’s from, she may be able to apply for another type of visitor visa that may or may not have a No Further Stay condition, but regardless, even as a spouse, she will need to apply for the exemption to enter the country while the borders are closed. Two different applications here - the actual temporary visa, and the Exemption to enter as a spouse. One of the questions on the exemption application is whether or not the applicant has a visa to enter the country.
This would be different if she already had the partner visa, in which case she wouldn’t need the exemption.


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