Visa Condition 8503
It is important to take a close look at your visa grant letter. Is your visa subject to Condition 8503 – No further stay? If so, you are generally prohibited from lodging a valid visa application whilst in Australia. This means that, to lodge a subsequent visa, you would be required to leave Australia and lodge the visa whilst offshore. For some applicants, this may be both costly and disruptive, especially if there is a long processing time to wait for the visa grant.
As an alternative, you may be able to apply for a Condition 8503 waiver. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) may lift the prohibition in some cases if your circumstances have changed since your visa was granted and there are compelling reasons to support why you should be able lodge your visa application in Australia.
An application for a waiver is done by preparing detailed submissions outlining your circumstances. It is important to speak with a Registered Migration Agent to discuss the possibility of getting an 8503 waived. Having prepared many waiver submissions, we can give you an indication of your chances of success. Through discussing your circumstances we can prepare detailed submissions to support your case.