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Partner on 820 visa wants to visit her family in Thailand


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Old 12-01-2020, 11:13 AM
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Partner on 820 visa wants to visit her family in Thailand

My partner and I live in Victoria. She hasn't seen her family in over a year.

She wants to visit her family in Thailand this January, will be she allowed back in the country?

Will she have to hotel quarantine or just home quarantine?

Thanks for helping me find these answers, it's surprisingly hard to google these questions.


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Old 12-01-2020, 11:22 AM
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There is no home quarantine in Australia. All arrivals have to do hotel quarantine at their own cost.

Also, she should be prepared that she may get stuck in Thailand for many months and pay for the business class as there are very limited flights at the moment. Thousands of Australians are stuck oversees not being able to return.

If she has already received her 820 visa then she can leave Australia and come back without the exemption.

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Old 12-01-2020, 12:41 PM
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If she has already received her 820 visa then she can leave Australia and come back without the exemption.
This is nice to know. Seems that this visa class has quite a special place under the current laws, being allowed to leave the country (unlike permanent or citizen) and yet also being allowed to return.

Knowing that she will have to book and expensive flight and also hotel quarantine is quite a bummer though, thank you for the info.


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:00 PM
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There is no home quarantine in Australia. All arrivals have to do hotel quarantine at their own cost.

Also, she should be prepared that she may get stuck in Thailand for many months and pay for the business class as there are very limited flights at the moment. Thousands of Australians are stuck oversees not being able to return.

If she has already received her 820 visa then she can leave Australia and come back without the exemption.
I think 820 holders need an exemption to leave Australia though. She does not need exemption to fly back but for going overseas sure she does


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:29 PM
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I think 820 holders need an exemption to leave Australia though. She does not need exemption to fly back but for going overseas sure she does
No ... 820 is not a permanent visa; no exemption required. https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia

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Old 12-01-2020, 11:23 PM
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No ... 820 is not a permanent visa; no exemption required. https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia
Do they need exemption before leaving to return to Australia or they fall under immediate family member?

because on the website says:

Temporary visa holders seeking to leave and then return to Australia, may apply for an inwards exemption before they leave, however applications will generally only be approved if:

the applicant meets the requirements for an individual exemption from Australia’s Inward Travel Restrictions, and
they have a strong compassionate or compelling reason to leave Australia supported by relevant documentary evidence, for example:
attending the funeral of a close family member overseas, visiting a close family member who is seriously or critically ill, or seeking necessary medical treatment not available in Australia, or
travel is essential for business purposes


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Old 12-04-2020, 07:45 PM
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Apparently not so for an 820 holder.

Australia will NOT allow the entry of people who are not citizens, permanent residents or their families.


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