Travel Exemptions Update

Hope everyone is safe. Regarding the Travel Exemption Update posted on DHA. Does it mean 491 holder is already allowed to enter just like PR?
https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions



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  • rellim115rellim115 Posts: 154Member
    Joined: Dec 10, 2019

    @aicee said:
    Hope everyone is safe. Regarding the Travel Exemption Update posted on DHA. Does it mean 491 holder is already allowed to enter just like PR?
    https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions



    Thanks for this, @aicee. Pareho tayo ng intindi. Provisional visa holders naman ang may 491 hehe. Tama kaya or masyado lang akong naexcite hahaha

    aicee

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
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    24 Sep 2020 | CO contact asking for additional information: (1) Biometrics, (2) United Kingdom Police Clearance. I was given
    70 days to provide those documents.
    24 Sep 2020 | Uploaded a letter on immi explaining my inability to provide (1) as VFS Global has not reopened in SG yet since
    their closure on 3rd April 2020; (2) the requirement must have been a mistake as I have never been to the UK.
    06 Nov 2020 | Done with biometrics
    09 Nov 2020 | Visa grant!:-) To God be the Glory!

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  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 170Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Nalito ri ako hehe

    aiceerellim115

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • Jael27Jael27 Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Feb 13, 2019

    Kapag Initial Entry po required ba na lumabas ng Australia ulet? Or pwede po na dumeretso na ng stay sa Australia?

  • aiceeaicee Posts: 86Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2018

    @Jael27 said:
    Kapag Initial Entry po required ba na lumabas ng Australia ulet? Or pwede po na dumeretso na ng stay sa Australia?

    Pgkakaalam ko pwd pong lumabas prin hanggang valid pa ang visa. Pwd ring drtso move in kna upon your intial entry.

    Jael27
  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 170Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Ngayon, an Date Granted and (Minimum Initial Entry Date) ay equal
    Sana iallow na kung based sa interpretation pwede na magtravel. Kasi umaandar na ang oras
    and bayad naman na ang visa from Day 1 of Date Granted

    Must not arrived after Initial Entry Date = 1 year after Date Granted

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • odwightodwight Singapore
    Posts: 208Member
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016

    ohhh nice to see this. provisional visa din ako(489) and based sa nabasa sa taas parang pwede na tayo kasi under provisional tayo. allthough i maybe wrong? hahahah.

    antay tayo ng mga experto. =P

  • MrAdoboMrAdobo Posts: 172Member
    Joined: Sep 28, 2016

    unfortunately inupdate ulit nila today,pang famly visa holder lang pla yon,,ayayay! :

    odwight
  • odwightodwight Singapore
    Posts: 208Member
    Joined: Jul 14, 2016

    :D yun lang.... haayysss

  • LinetdaneLinetdane Singapore
    Posts: 184Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2019

    Baka madami nagemail inquiry sa kanila about it. Let's keep on praying!!

    ANZSCO 233311 (Electrical Engineer)
    Age: 30 Language: 10 Experience: 10 Education: 15 Partner: 10 FS: 15

    12-Mar-20 -Received ITA 491 Family Sponsored
    23-Mar-20 -Lodge Visa
    Waiting for Grant

    "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

  • aiceeaicee Posts: 86Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2018

    Naku, panandaliang ligaya lng pala un :D :D

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 170Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    @MrAdobo said:
    unfortunately inupdate ulit nila today,pang famly visa holder lang pla yon,,ayayay! :

    so pwede ang 491 Provisional Family Sponsored Visa?

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 604Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    @tigerlance 491 is called a skilled work (provisional) visa. The exemption refers to the visas in this list (saw this in another thread here).

    xiaoxue
  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 170Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Classification of Visas

    Visitor visas

    Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) 
    eVisitor (subclass 651)
    Transit visa (subclass 771) 
    Visitor (subclass 600)
    Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)
    Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
    

    Studying and training visas

    Student visa (subclass 500) 
    Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) 
    Training visa (subclass 407) 
    

    **Family **and partner visas

    Adoption visa (subclass 102)
    Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114) 
    Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838) 
    Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
    Carer visa (subclass 836)
    Carer visa (subclass 116)
    Child visa (subclass 101)
    Child visa (subclass 802)
    Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 884)
    Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864)
    Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 173)
    Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
    Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)
    New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary) visa (subclass 461)
    Orphan Relative (subclass 117)
    Orphan Relative (subclass 837)
    Parent visa (subclass 103) 
    Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100)
    Partner visa (subclass 820 801)
    Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)
    Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115)
    Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835)
    Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)
    

    Working and skilled visas

    Business Innovation and Investment (permanent) visa (subclass 888)
    Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188)
    Business Owner (subclass 890) 
    Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132)
    Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 124)
    Distinguished Talent visa (subclass 858)
    Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
    Investor visa (subclass 891) 
    Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191)
    Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) 
    Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 494)
    Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 
    Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)  
    Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)
    Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 
    Skilled Regional visa (subclass 887) 
    Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)
    State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
    State or Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)
    Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)
    Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
    Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)
    Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa (subclass 400)
    Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
    

    Refugee and humanitarian visas

    Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202)
    Protection visa (subclass 866)
    Refugee visas (subclass 200, 201, 203 and 204)
    Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
    Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)
    

    Other visas

    Bridging visa A – BVA - (subclass 010)
    Bridging visa B – BVB – (subclass 020)
    Bridging visa C – BVC – (subclass 030)
    Bridging visa E – BVE – (subclass 050 and 051)
    Crew Travel Authority visa (subclass 942)
    Former Resident visa (subclass 151)
    Maritime Crew visa (subclass 988)
    Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)
    Resident Return visa (subclass 155 157)
    Special Category visa (subclass 444)
    Special Purpose visa
    Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)
    Confirmatory (Residence) visa (subclass 808)
    

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing

    red_lionxiaoxuebaiken

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • gelangelgelangel Posts: 35Member
    Joined: May 15, 2017
    Hi... ask ko lang po kung may na-approve na po na travel exemption recently (491) ? :smiley:
    red_lion
  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 170Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Requests for an inbound travel exemption will generally be approved (by a low-level decision maker) in the below circumstances:
    • For urgent or critical medical treatment in Australia, including medical evacuations. These requests can include an accompanying family member where:
    o the person receiving treatment is a minor
    o a medical condition is life threatening; or
    o medical advice supports the requirement for the family member to travel
    • To attend a funeral of a close family member. A close family member is defined as a parent, sibling, partner, child or grandparent.
    • To visit a close family member who is seriously ill where there is little support in Australia.
    • The partner of a person who is in Australia and in the final trimester of their pregnancy or otherwise due to give birth. This instruction also applies to temporary visa holders in Australia and their partners.
    • The immediate family member of a visa holder with critical skills in Australia, where the family member in Australia holds a temporary or provisional visa.
    • Elite sporting teams who are able to demonstrate how their entry and stay is critical to Australia.
    • A non-crew member who is considered critical to the operation of a vessel and/or where a State or Territory authority or tourism body provides support.
    Requests for inbound travel exemptions will generally not be approved in the below circumstances:
    • If there is a threat to the health of the Australian community.
    • Non-critical illness of family members where immediate family support is already available in Australia.
    • Requests for temporary visa holders’ family members to join them in Australia.
    • Requests for multiple travellers seeking to travel on compassionate grounds outside those articulated above.
    • Attending significant family events, such as weddings or major birthdays.
    • Any request that includes demonstrably false or misleading documentation or other demonstrably false or misleading evidence or statements of claim or history with the ABF or the Department.
    • Adverse alerts including PACE (Passenger Analysis Clearing and Evaluation System) alerts.

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • tympanic123tympanic123 UAE
    Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2018

    Good day!

    I would just like to ask if anyone from the group is familiar with our case?.
    My wife will be doing her CAP in New Zealand by July and Im planning to accompany her.
    Currently we also have our 491 visa in Australia.

    Plan po sana nmin is to have a flight from New Zealand to Australia after ng CAP niya. Exempted na po ba kami for the application of Travel Exemption to travel to Australia considering na manggaling kami sa New Zealand, kahit na hndi nmn kami New Zealand Citizen.

    Thank you.

  • LinetdaneLinetdane Singapore
    Posts: 184Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2019

    @tympanic123 said:
    Good day!

    I would just like to ask if anyone from the group is familiar with our case?.
    My wife will be doing her CAP in New Zealand by July and Im planning to accompany her.
    Currently we also have our 491 visa in Australia.

    Plan po sana nmin is to have a flight from New Zealand to Australia after ng CAP niya. Exempted na po ba kami for the application of Travel Exemption to travel to Australia considering na manggaling kami sa New Zealand, kahit na hndi nmn kami New Zealand Citizen.

    Thank you.

    Based dito:
    https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

    You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:

    a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia.

    ANZSCO 233311 (Electrical Engineer)
    Age: 30 Language: 10 Experience: 10 Education: 15 Partner: 10 FS: 15

    12-Mar-20 -Received ITA 491 Family Sponsored
    23-Mar-20 -Lodge Visa
    Waiting for Grant

    "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

  • relaxhaxrelaxhax Mandaluyong
    Posts: 30Member
    Joined: Sep 06, 2015

    @gelangel said:
    Hi... ask ko lang po kung may na-approve na po na travel exemption recently (491) ? :smiley:

    Hello po same question po hehe. thank you po in advance! :)

    jennette
  • tympanic123tympanic123 UAE
    Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2018

    @Linetdane said:

    @tympanic123 said:
    Good day!

    I would just like to ask if anyone from the group is familiar with our case?.
    My wife will be doing her CAP in New Zealand by July and Im planning to accompany her.
    Currently we also have our 491 visa in Australia.

    Plan po sana nmin is to have a flight from New Zealand to Australia after ng CAP niya. Exempted na po ba kami for the application of Travel Exemption to travel to Australia considering na manggaling kami sa New Zealand, kahit na hndi nmn kami New Zealand Citizen.

    Thank you.

    Based dito:
    https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

    You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:

    a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia.

    Thank you very much mam..

  • LinetdaneLinetdane Singapore
    Posts: 184Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2019

    @relaxhax said:

    @gelangel said:
    Hi... ask ko lang po kung may na-approve na po na travel exemption recently (491) ? :smiley:

    Hello po same question po hehe. thank you po in advance! :)

    I think for 491 the challenge is we need a job offer for a travel exemption to be considered. Otherwise, we need to wait til the border opens.

    red_lion

    ANZSCO 233311 (Electrical Engineer)
    Age: 30 Language: 10 Experience: 10 Education: 15 Partner: 10 FS: 15

    12-Mar-20 -Received ITA 491 Family Sponsored
    23-Mar-20 -Lodge Visa
    Waiting for Grant

    "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

  • iamarjiamarj Posts: 7Member
    Joined: Sep 25, 2019

    May expiration po b ang exemption visa? Thank you

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