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Old 07-17-2020, 01:40 AM
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I want to know is there a way to escalate this issue to the immigration team in Australia and tell them to atleast take some action on partner visas that are more than 12 months old, because the lazy bunch of people sitting in Delhi office don't care that their slow processing times are affecting relationships and making lives of couples (who are separated for long time) miserable each day.
With so few 309s being finalised worldwide, it might be an instruction from Australia to hold the finalisation of applications back, until Australia opens up again.

The idea is to do whatever is possible to reduce the numbers of people arriving in Australia during COVID-19.

10 July 2020- Australia will halve the number of international arrivals to the country to ensure the risk of COVID-19 infections can be properly managed.

13,380 Australian resident visa holders/Citizens arrived in Australia during May 2020, compared to:
866,280 Australian resident visa holders/Citizens arrived in Australia during May 2019.

And they are cutting those May 2020 numbers even more from July.

Western Australia will limit international arrivals to 525 per week.
New South Wales has set a maximum of 50 inbound passengers per flight, and 450 inbound passengers per day.
Victoria has banned international arrivals.

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Just received the grant for my sc 100. Holy smokes.

Must enter by this time next year.

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Just received the grant for my sc 100. Holy smokes.

Must enter by this time next year.
Congratulations. Let's hope the borders open before that.


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Congratulations. Let's hope the borders open before that.
The only issue for a PR entering Australia at the moment is getting a flight, and paying quarantine.

Obviously, for the flights, there are fewer seats available at the moment, and the costs might be higher than normal.

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Congratulations. Let's hope the borders open before that.
The only issue for a PR entering Australia at the moment is getting a flight, and paying quarantine.

Obviously, for the flights, there are fewer seats available at the moment, and the costs might be higher than normal.
Yeah, it would be insane to try to come to Australia at this point, let's say you get a flight and have arranged hotel quarantine costs- considering flights from SE Asia are around $ 6k per person plus hotel charges of another $ 2k minimum, that's $8k per person. Then you have to remember that getting employed here from day 1 is next to impossible with this pandemic( even odd jobs are hard to come by) so you'll have to have an addional $5k for food, rent and basics to get you through the first few months. God help you if you have kids migrating with you. If it was me, I d postpone any travel for 6 months and maybe start considering travel plans within 6 months of the IED.


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Yeah, it would be insane to try to come to Australia at this point, let's say you get a flight and have arranged hotel quarantine costs- considering flights from SE Asia are around $ 6k per person plus hotel charges of another $ 2k minimum, that's $8k per person. Then you have to remember that getting employed here from day 1 is next to impossible with this pandemic( even odd jobs are hard to come by) so you'll have to have an addional $5k for food, rent and basics to get you through the first few months. God help you if you have kids migrating with you. If it was me, I d postpone any travel for 6 months and maybe start considering travel plans within 6 months of the IED.
That is sort of the plan. I have until next year to arrive, which is fine. If I'm just coming back to holiday and activate the visa, then the biggest cost is flight and quarantine, but who knows where that will be at this time next year, or in six months even.

When we relocate back to Australia permanently we aren't worried about a place to stay etc. I know I can get a job with my old employer and we can stay with my mother in law, so in that respect we are quite lucky. It's just waiting while the world calms down a tad.

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The only issue for a PR entering Australia at the moment is getting a flight, and paying quarantine.

Obviously, for the flights, there are fewer seats available at the moment, and the costs might be higher than normal.
Oddly enough, some of the flights (return) to and from Brisbane from Canada are as little as $1,300. Obviously there is the risk of the flights selling out or being cancelled all together, but coming back to activate the 100 is a must, so whatever the cost we will have to pay.

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Oddly enough, some of the flights (return) to and from Brisbane from Canada are as little as $1,300. Obviously there is the risk of the flights selling out or being cancelled all together, but coming back to activate the 100 is a must, so whatever the cost we will have to pay.
Stories like this one would concern me:

"Australians trying to return home from overseas are reportedly being bumped from flights if they do not upgrade to business class. [the airline he booked with cleared his family off the flight before he learned they were favouring business class passengers to cut capacity down to the 50-passenger limit.
'As best as I know, all economy passengers were cleared off the flight to make room, with a 50-person limit for premium passengers only first class and business class'
]"

A business class fare from the US was quoted at $35,000, in the article.

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I'm an Australian citizen, can my mom apply for exemption as immediate family member?


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I'm an Australian citizen, can my mom apply for exemption as immediate family member?
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