Parents can spend Christmas with their families in Australia, finally!
Parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents are now eligible to enter Australia to spend time with their families on a visitor visa, even though the borders remain closed for most temporary visa holders and have been since they shut at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic.
This includes step parents and parents in law and just requires an exemption request to be made on the Australian Home Affairs portal: https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep
The best way to do it is to apply for a visa first such as a subclass 651 or 600 and then use this visa application TRN in the exemption request. Upload scans of your passport(s) and proof of your relationship with your Australian citizen/PR child such as their birth certificate, evidence of their Australian citizenship or permanent residence and give details of their address then submit, there is no fee.
Good news for parents:
No quarantine in NSW and Victoria as of November 2021 (if double vaxxed)
Be with your family in time for Christmas
Flight prices have come (waaaay) down
See the kids
See the grandkids
Bad news for parents:
None that I can think of… 🌟
Get help to secure your exemption to visit your children in Australia
Call us on 0208 144 4957, Book a Consultation or send us an email if you would like us to help you get the exemption granted.
Government info here: