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The Australian Government has just released Regulations supporting the earlier policy announcement of the Prime Minister on 23 February 2022, extending the visas of certain Ukrainian passport holders and their family members (regardless of passport nationality) by six months.

Under the Regulations holders of the the below visas who were in Australia on 23 February 2022, will have their visas automatically extended by six months if the visa has expired since 23 February 2022, or would otherwise expire before 1 July 2022.

  • Subclass 400 (Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist)) visa
  • Subclass 408 (Temporary Activity) visa
  • Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa
  • Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa
  • Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa
  • Subclass 500 (Student) visa
  • Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa

The extension is granted automatically and no action is required by the visa holder.

For more information please contact your Ajuria Lawyers advisor.

DISCLAIMER This information is current as of date of publication and subject to change. The information contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It should not be used as legal advice. To the extent permissible by law, Ajuria Lawyers and its associated entities shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, defects or misrepresentations in the information or for any loss or damage suffered by persons who use or rely on such information. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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