Corona virus and Australian visas- WAYS to extend your current VISA


Chinese tourists in Australia are scrambling to extend their visas, fearing they could become infected with coronavirus if they return home. We can help you to extend your visa until the coronavirus is under control.

In fact, many Australian visas have a ‘No Further Stay’ (8503) condition which prohibits a visa applicant from applying to other temporary/permanent visas while staying in Australia unless otherwise, they are protection visas or a specific temporary visa. 


There are multiple types of conditions

An 8503 condition is usually imposed on visitor visas, training and research visa and work and holiday visa. With the numbers of those affected by the novel Coronavirus rising, those who want to stay in Australia for a more extended period could request a waiver in the condition.

Did you know you may request a Waiver?

Visa holders can request to waive the condition if a significant change has occurred in your situation while you are holding this visa however this change must be out of your control, and you are unable to prevent it or stop it. 


If the condition is waived

If a ‘No Further Stay’ condition is waived, you are able to apply for another visa without having to leave Australia.


If the condition is not waived:

You will not be able to apply for another substantive visa (expect a temporary visa of a particular kind) while you are in Australia. The Australian Government has announced that as of 1 February 2020, all travellers arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community.


CONTACT No Borders Migration urgently for assistance

We highly recommend on not waiting until the last minute to request a waiver on your visa as it can take up to 28 days to receive an outcome. If you are unsure if you would be eligible for a waiver or how to fill out your application correctly, speak to our migration agent as soon as you are aware that you will need to extend your time in Australia.  If you require assistance with requesting a waiver on your current visa or would like help with applying for a new visa, contact us today for a free, no-obligation assessment with our legal team.

Book a free consultation today and let us help you find a way forward.