Extending FA 600 Tourist visa with the 8531 condition
My mother in law has arrived on FA 600 tourist visa. After her arrival, we came to know that we are expecting a baby. Now, my wife really needs her to stay during and after her pregnancy. We do have genuine reasons.
But her grant visa letter got two conditions:
8503 - NO FURTHER STAY
8531 - MUST LEAVE BEFORE VISA EXPIRY
We can request to waive 8503 condition but as per immigration department, 8531 cannot be waived. If she stays after the visa expiry there will be serious consequences for the sponsor and her future travels to Australia.
Is there any other way to extend this sort of visa?
I don't think so mate, other than the waving of the 8503 condition followed by a trip out of Australia and back again under a new tourist visa.
This is a complicated case so I would suggest you seek advise from the Australian migration department. You can find their contact details here.
All the best
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