The Department of Home Affairs has declared that Business visa holders (subclass 188) are free from Australia’s travel restrictions. Applicants holding the business investment and business innovation visas will mainly get this privilege. Although, they don’t have to apply for an exemption, but must enter Australia through solid evidence. They must prove that they fall under the exemption categories of the Australian immigration department.
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Many business visa holders of Australia are delighted at this proclamation made by the DoHA. A lot of requests have already started coming for the travel exemptions the DoHA have declared.
It entitles certain people to the travel restrictions as declared by the Department of Home Affairs. So, an eligible applicant has to be:
Applicants who don’t fall under any of these categories must apply for an inward travel exemption.
The ABF Commissioner has granted the requests for inward travel restrictions to people of certain categories. The ABF has submitted a particular document to the Senate Committee in the light of Covid-19. According to this, people belonging to any of the following categories can apply for the inward travel exemptions.
People who are affected by extreme compassionate grounds can apply for inward travel restrictions. These include situations like:
If a person is found to visit Australia without any of these reasons, then he/she will get penalised. This penalty will be in the form of an irreversible or continuing austere life in Australia.
Minors who want to reunite with his/her guardian or parents are entitled to the inward travel exemptions. In that case, a close family member has to accompany the child. This can either be the grandparent, aunt or uncle of the child.
Some applicants can apply for the inward travel restrictions. The only criterion is they have to fall in any of the following categories.
The travel restrictions were executed in Australia according to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee’s instructions. These travel restrictions have been beneficial in preventing Coronavirus from getting widespread in the country.
Both the business investment and innovation visas are state-nominated visas offering a validity of four years. People who wish to possess or manage an existing or new business in Australia can apply for any of these visas. As soon as the applicant’s business possession establishes, he/she can apply for a Permanent Residency. The application must be made via the business investment or innovation (Residence) subclass 888 visa.
There is also other business visa in Australia which is the visa 188 temporary visa. Applicants, however, prefer the two visas above since they offer a PR in Australia. About 3612 applicants got nominations from the territory and state governments from 1st July 2019 to June’s end, 2020.
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