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My wife canít make the first entry date due to Covid-19 travel restrictions


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Old 06-30-2020, 12:19 PM
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My wife canít make the first entry date due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

Hope someone can help me with advice on what we can do with the following scenario

My wife was granted visa 309 last September and she will need to do her first entry by September 2020. as we live and work in U.K, we wonít be able to travel to Australia due to the following reasons:

1- my wife is pregnant and the advice from the Dr is not to take the risk of being infected and stay at home

2- even if we manage to travel safely, the Australian gov.-imposed ban on all outgoing international flights for Australians and PR holders. this mean I canít leave Australia if I reach there

so, we are worried about the status of the granted visa. what shall we now?

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Ask your delegate (with evidence) for a change of IED (Initial Entry Date) and if you are an Australian citizen look into applying for citizenship by descent for your baby. You would be 1.6 km in front if your child were born in Australia.

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Ask your delegate (with evidence) for a change of IED (Initial Entry Date) and if you are an Australian citizen look into applying for citizenship by descent for your baby. You would be 1.6 km in front if your child were born in Australia.

what do you mean by delegate ? the case was finalized and as we applied through online portal, I don't see anyway we can communicate with her again. looked everywhere in the ImmiAccount for this option but with no success. the high commission in UK refuse to give any answer related to immigration

I am a citizen and most probably the child will be born in U.K. cant take the risk of traveling pregnant lady with second wave of the virus on the doors

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Hi drunkmoon. I can't really advise you but I can tell you that we were not able to get an extension on the must enter by date for my partner and step daughter's 309/100, so we are having to fly to Australia with our young child during Covid in a few weeks in order not to lose the PR. It's a really unfortunate and stressful situation, and I'm not sure why they haven't created a policy around this, considering it's a global pandemic and everyone's ability to travel has been severely restricted.

I would recommend contacting the Department of Home Affairs by phone and talking through your case. That's what we did, and how we found out they would not extend the date. Yours may be different given the pregnancy.

Best of luck with your case.


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what do you mean by delegate ? the case was finalized and as we applied through online portal, I don't see anyway we can communicate with her again. looked everywhere in the ImmiAccount for this option but with no success. the high commission in UK refuse to give any answer related to immigration

I am a citizen and most probably the child will be born in U.K. cant take the risk of traveling pregnant lady with second wave of the virus on the doors

Thanks for your response
Check your visa grant letter for an email address and note that failure to meet the IED does not cancel a visa.

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