The Department of Home Affairs ( DHA) has introduced a portal for people who need a travel restriction exemption.

You should use the Portal if you are subject to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions and wish to travel to ​or out of Australia because you:

  1. are an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident (being spouses, de facto partners, dependent children and legal guardians)
  2. are a New Zealand citizen who is usually resident in Australia
  3. have a compelling or compassionate reason to travel to Australia urgently​, including critical skills and medical emergencies
  4. believe you meet a departure travel restriction exemption​​.

All requests to DHA should be submitted at least 4 weeks, but not more than 3 months, prior to travel date. Requests to travel outside of 3 months will not be considered, and those within 4 weeks may not be processed in time for planned travel dates. You should check the DHA website regularly as travel restrictions are subject to change.

https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep

If you require assistance with an Australian visa application, visa refusal or visa cancellation pleased contact Putt Legal on (08) 9221 7682 or complete our free online assessment application.

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