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Old 30th June 2020, 10:34 PM
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Hi Everyone,

So with all the COVID issues plaguing Aus immigration programs (specifically 189) I am wondering if anyone knows which, if any, states offer 489 sponsorship for offshore candidates. I have only resided/worked in Australia for 2.5 months and that was in 2018 on the Gold Coast. Is there any state I could pursue 489 through that wouldn't punish me for living in QLD previously.

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But mine is 4 years visa 489 😔, one year already finished have not entered Australia due to restrictions started in March 2020, wondering will I be able to complete 2 years residence condition for 887 visa considering the ongoing situation of Pandemic #COVID19.

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But I will miss my first entry on 10th July 2020. Will the allow me to enter later.
They will allow till 5 years from the date of issue of PR

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Hi Everyone,

So with all the COVID issues plaguing Aus immigration programs (specifically 189) I am wondering if anyone knows which, if any, states offer 489 sponsorship for offshore candidates. I have only resided/worked in Australia for 2.5 months and that was in 2018 on the Gold Coast. Is there any state I could pursue 489 through that wouldn't punish me for living in QLD previously.

Thanks!
First of all, 489 visa doesn't exist any more now. It got removed last year only from 16 November and is now replaced by 491.
You can apply for state sponsorship once they open up nominations as there is no harm in doing so.
As far as staying on other state is concerned, I think that doesn't matter for few states like south Australia as I have stayed in Brisbane for 1.5 years in 2011 and still got invited by south Australia.
You just need to look for all states if they open up along with their conditions mentioned.

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But mine is 4 years visa 489 😔, one year already finished have not entered Australia due to restrictions started in March 2020, wondering will I be able to complete 2 years residence condition for 887 visa considering the ongoing situation of Pandemic #COVID19.
I'm in the same situation.

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Hi everyone, so happy our visa 489 was granted on 23rd of June. All the best for everyone!

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Congratulations.
You are offshore or onshore?


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Congrats and could you please share your timeline and occupation and whether onshore or offshore, so that others also get an idea where we stand

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Any update guys? Seen anyone who got visa? This wait is so frustrating.


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Hi Members,

Hope you guys are hanging in there Have few clarifications on my visa.

To give some background information on my visa status - I received my 489 visa to Adelaide on Sep 2018 (expiry of the visa Sep 2022)and was planning to go to Australia on 30 March. I have completed the IED which was before Jan 2019. Myself and my husband were planning to go to Australia on 30 March 2020 however with the current travel ban I could not enter to the country. I have also requested for a travel exemption on 10 June and no response received to date.

Given the current situation,
a) in the event i cannot enter before Sep 2020 (as I need to complete two years to apply for 887 visa) what are my options to pursue the PR? For example, if i travel to Australia in Dec 2020 (hypothetically) I would only complete 1 year and 9 months and I would have not fulfilled the requirement to apply for the 887 visa. What can I do at this point?

b) As the travel ban impacted my ability to comply with the visa requirement, is there any possibility to extend the visa though from what I gather it does seems like they will not extend any visas. Though it is of no fault of mine, would the immigration even consider the travel ban period to be excluded from the visa or not to count towards the visa requirement- would like to know your thoughts on this

b) What would be the best course of action regarding the travel exemption request? Should I continue to wait or should i get in touch with the immigration? if so would any of you have any advise how to contact them as I;m offshore.

Many thanks guys!

I hope we will all get through this tough times and hope for the best

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I am in the same situation, I sent immigration mail and received below mentioned reply, they are reviewing the situation, but no body knows what would be the final decision.

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Thank you for your email. The Facilitation letter attached, should be all that you and your family require to authorise your travel, once restrictions are lifted.



You would only need to provide additional information to the Department if airlines or other authorities prevent you from booking/travelling after restrictions are lifted, as long as the visa remains valid. We will not be seeking to cancel your visa just for not meeting the initial entry date condition.



The Department is aware that there are visa holders, who are currently outside of Australia and who need to satisfy work and residence requirements in Australia to apply for a permanent visa and these matters remain under review. This includes holders of a Skilled Regional (subclass 489) visa.



Information will continue to be published on the Department's website as it becomes available and we cannot assist you further at this time."




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Hi Members,

Hope you guys are hanging in there [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] Have few clarifications on my visa.

To give some background information on my visa status - I received my 489 visa to Adelaide on Sep 2018 (expiry of the visa Sep 2022)and was planning to go to Australia on 30 March. I have completed the IED which was before Jan 2019. Myself and my husband were planning to go to Australia on 30 March 2020 however with the current travel ban I could not enter to the country. I have also requested for a travel exemption on 10 June and no response received to date.

Given the current situation,
a) in the event i cannot enter before Sep 2020 (as I need to complete two years to apply for 887 visa) what are my options to pursue the PR? For example, if i travel to Australia in Dec 2020 (hypothetically) I would only complete 1 year and 9 months and I would have not fulfilled the requirement to apply for the 887 visa. What can I do at this point?

b) As the travel ban impacted my ability to comply with the visa requirement, is there any possibility to extend the visa though from what I gather it does seems like they will not extend any visas. Though it is of no fault of mine, would the immigration even consider the travel ban period to be excluded from the visa or not to count towards the visa requirement- would like to know your thoughts on this [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

b) What would be the best course of action regarding the travel exemption request? Should I continue to wait or should i get in touch with the immigration? if so would any of you have any advise how to contact them as I;m offshore.

Many thanks guys!

I hope we will all get through this tough times and hope for the best [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/fingerscrossed.gif[/IMG]

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