Posted September 07, 2019 14:07:38 Australian citizens who have been in the country for more than 10 years, but who have not been able to establish permanent residency or have no intention of resettling in Australia, are entitled to apply to a $90 visa to come to Australia.
A new visa program is designed to help expatriates who are willing to relocate to Australia with a $95 package, and they are given the option to stay until the end of 2019.
Expatriates who wish to travel to Australia to study, work or enjoy life in the community can apply to have a visa approved, but this is only available to people who are either already resident in Australia or who have had their temporary resident status extended.
This visa is for those who have worked in Australia for at least 10 years and have had permanent residency in the state of New South Wales, Victoria or Queensland.
ExemptionsThe visa does not include any visa that allows the holder to enter Australia for more that three months.
If you have been living in Australia since January, you can only enter Australia if you have an approved temporary resident visa.
Exemptions apply to anyone who has been in Australia from January 1, 2020, until the expiry of their temporary residency visa, and has a permanent resident visa for at less than 12 months.
This means that if you were living in the same state for less than one year, you would only be able to enter the country if you had an approved permanent resident or permanent resident permit, or both.
To be eligible for the $90 package, you must have lived in Australia and your permanent residency status is extended.
You must have worked for at most five months in the past five years.
You need to be living in New South is in the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory, or you can live in the Northern or State of Victoria, and you have a valid visa.
If your work is directly related to your home country, you may also need to prove that you are currently working in the local area.
You can apply for an approved visa for up to 12 months, but you will need to apply in person at the Immigration Department.
You may also be eligible to apply if you are an Australian citizen who has an Australian permanent resident status for less then 12 months or have a permanent residence permit for more then 12 years.
If the person has been resident in the United Kingdom for more or less than five years, they will need an approved Australian visa.
This is for people who have a temporary resident or resident permit for at at least 12 months in Australia.
If a person is in Australia to work, you will be considered to have met the definition of a visitor.
If there is a temporary or resident status restriction in Australia with regard to the person, you are not considered a visitor for the purpose of this visa.
ExceptionsThere are some exceptions to this visa package, which includes people who: have been employed in Australia in the previous five years or have been residents in Australia between January 1 and December 31, 2019, and are not currently employed in New Zealand, South Africa or Papua New Guinea; or have lived and worked in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Colorado, New York City, Washington, Florida or Pennsylvania, or have travelled in the UK, the US or Australia to participate in a work event, exhibition or educational program.
ExclusionsExpatriots and people with special needs, such as: people with a disability, people with speech disabilities, children and the elderly; and people in a religious, cultural or ethnic minority group are also not eligible.
The Australian government will continue to review the visa application process and update it when more visas are available, but the new $90 visas will not be extended.