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Old 06-19-2020, 09:18 AM
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Flying to Australia with Permanent Residency Visa Under Covid Restrictions

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I have a PR visa (189) that I activated, but I don't live in Australia. Due to personal reasons I decided to go to Sydney and purchased my ticket and flying next week; so far noone said I can't go there but the travel restrictions don't apply to residents. However, I just saw a post and form to request a permission to travel in ivisa website (I can't post a link because I am a new member here)

Can you please help me if this is legitimate? Do I need to get an additional document even if I have a valid 189 visa?


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Old 06-19-2020, 09:54 AM
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Hello

I have a PR visa (189) that I activated, but I don't live in Australia. Due to personal reasons I decided to go to Sydney and purchased my ticket and flying next week; so far noone said I can't go there but the travel restrictions don't apply to residents. However, I just saw a post and form to request a permission to travel in ivisa website (I can't post a link because I am a new member here)

Can you please help me if this is legitimate? Do I need to get an additional document even if I have a valid 189 visa?
You can travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, etc.

Others may need to apply for an exemption.

All travellers arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.

covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au

You may need to pay for this quarantine, depending which state you go to.

Sydney is still OK, no charges.


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Old 06-19-2020, 10:39 AM
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You can travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, etc.

Others may need to apply for an exemption.

All travellers arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival.


You may need to pay for this quarantine, depending which state you go to.

Sydney is still OK, no charges.
Thanks J and E, so I can just go without actually having a home there or applying for additional documents. My 189 visa fulfills that permanent residency clause?

Because this ivisa website is asking a changing fee between 15 to 50 dollars even for residents. Here is the explanation on that website "This document will allow stranded residents to return to Australia as long as they present evidence of residency documentation. A simple driver's license or proof that you work or study in Australia is enough to validate your residency. Bear in mind that holders of a Provisional (Temporary) Visa do not count as Australian residents. In order to facilitate things for you, here at iVisa we are processing this document."


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Old 06-23-2020, 12:52 PM
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Hey, I just did that. It was OK in my case; no one asked if I have a home or anything in Australia. A valid residency visa like 189 - 190 will be enough to get you through the whole journey from beginning to quarantine.


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Thanks J and E, so I can just go without actually having a home there or applying for additional documents. My 189 visa fulfills that permanent residency clause?

Because this ivisa website is asking a changing fee between 15 to 50 dollars even for residents. Here is the explanation on that website "This document will allow stranded residents to return to Australia as long as they present evidence of residency documentation. A simple driver's license or proof that you work or study in Australia is enough to validate your residency. Bear in mind that holders of a Provisional (Temporary) Visa do not count as Australian residents. In order to facilitate things for you, here at iVisa we are processing this document."
The Australian Immigration website actually says that some Provisional (Temporary) Visa do count as Australian residents ie:
Partner (subclasses 309 and 820) visa holders can come to Australia. You do not need to request an exemption.

That ivisa site you mention may not give the full details.

Some holders of a Provisional (Temporary) Visa do not count as Australian residents, but not all.

If anyone does need an exemption, it may be best to apply direct, at no cost, unless yours is a complex request.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help...9-enquiry-form


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Old 06-23-2020, 06:03 PM
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Hi everyone.
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This lady who just came back from overseas(Pakistan) after 2 years which her husband didnt want her to come here but she came in Australia anyway and she holds Permanent residency which she got in 2016 along with her husband and from 2016 until 2020 she did only 3 visits and the longest visit was in 2018 which was for 4months only.Now from 2018 until 3 weeks ago her husband didn't contact her through any sort which made her broken so she came back to Australia for finding out that what's actually happening and after arriving here she went to her husband place which he Is renting but she been kicked out by her husband without any reason(she said from my husband behaviour it feels like he doesn't want relationship anymore) She is not living with her husband and she have a plan to stay here.
Now my questions are
1. How she can monitor her martial status?
2. What benefits she can have from her husband(they don't have any kids)
3. For separation do both have to fill any form or report immigration about not living together even though you both are in same city?
4. Any Possiblilty that her husband divorced her already which she doesn't know cause she was in overseas and wasnt get in contact with husband.
Kindly need expert advice on this.


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