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Acting Minister Alan Tudge and Minister Simon Birmingham announced various measures to support Australian tourism and agricultural sectors, including VAC refunds and VAC free applications for various visa subclasses.

๐‘‰๐ด๐ถ ๐‘พ๐‘จ๐‘ฐ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘น๐‘บ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ :

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Visitors visa holders – overseas and with visas that expired or will expire between March 2020 and December 2021 will be eligible for VAC waiver for a new visa.

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Working holiday maker visa holders – unable to enter Australia or who left Australia early due to COVID-19 – eligible for a VAC waiver for a new visa.

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Temporary skilled visa holders – who have been unable to make initial entry to Australia, or who returned home due to COVID-19 – eligible for VAC waiver for subsequent applications.

๐‘‰๐ด๐ถ ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ญ๐‘ผ๐‘ต๐‘ซ๐‘บ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ :

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Prospective Marriage visa holders – visa holders unable to enter Australia before their visa expired due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions – eligible for refund of VAC.

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Seasonal and Pacific Island workers – who applied for visas before 20 March 2020 and were unable to enter Australia – eligible for refund of VAC.

Please click the link below for more information.

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/australia-to-refund-visa-application-charge-for-temporary-visa-holders-affected-by-covid-19-border-closure

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