COVID-19 concessions:Do you know Family Visa Applicants can Apply Visa Concession?

With travel restrictions and international border closures to remain in place for the time being, the Australian government has implemented certain COVID-19 visa concessions for temporary visa holders both in and outside of Australia.


From 19 September 2020, a number of concessions will be available for certain visa holders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 concessions are to help you continue on your visa pathway if you have been disadvantaged by COVID-19 border closures, business restrictions or the economic downturn.
If you hold, or held, a temporary or provisional visa listed below during the COVID-19 concession period you may be eligible for a COVID-19 concession.
  • Skilled Regional (Subclass 887) visa

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent)(Subclass 888) visa

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)(Subclass 188) visa

  • Safe Haven Enterprise (Subclass 790) visa

  • Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa



COVID-19 concessions – Partner and Child visas

Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Department is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly applicants for family visas who have come to Australia. 

  • Visa applicants who made their visa application outside Australia before the end of the COVID-19 concession period, but have been in Australia during that period, will be able to have their visa granted in Australia if all the other requirements for the visa are met.

  • Any applicant who is outside Australia and who meets the usual visa grant requirements will be able to be granted the visa outside Australia (as per the current process).


Applicants who come to Australia after the end of the COVID-19 concession period will not be able to be granted their visa while they are in Australia.


Visas included in this concession are:

  • Child (subclass 101) visa

  • Adoption (subclass 102) visa

  • Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa

  • Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa

  • Partner (subclass 309) visa.


COVID-19 concessions – Parent visas

Parent visa applications lodged outside AustraliaIf you have applied for one of the Parent visas listed below outside Australia and you are in Australia on 24 March 2021, your visa can be granted in Australia if you meet all other visa criteria during the COVID-19 concession period.

  • Parent (subclass 103) visa

  • Contributory Parent (subclass 173) visa

  • Contributory Parent (subclass 143) visa

  • Aged Parent (subclass 804) visa



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