Temporary visa extensions – Ukrainian nationals currently in Australia

Given the volatile situation in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced visa provisions to allow Ukrainian nationals in Australia to temporarily remain while their nation is under threat.

Ukrainian nationals who are currently in Australia on a visa due to expire and who may be affected by the unrest in Ukraine will be able to approach the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to make an application and receive an extension of their visa for a temporary period.

Subsequent applications may also be made if the situation of unrest in Ukraine is further deemed by the Government at that time to warrant a further extension.

The MIA will be providing further clarification and relevant information shortly from DIBP on processing procedures for these extensions.

To read the full media release from the Ministers, please see here.


Source:  Migration Institute of Australia