Visa Updates for Ukranian Citizens

Gerald Santucci

07 Mar 2022

Topics

  • Migration

The Department of Home Affairs has implemented a policy to assist Ukraine citizens in seeking entry to or continuing to remain in Australia.

We are reliably informed that DHA:

1. Is progressing outstanding visa applications from Ukrainian nationals as a priority across all visa categories;

2. Permitting Close family members to apply on behalf of their family members in Ukraine (not usually permitted).

3. Advising that the PM has announced automatic visa extensions for 6 months for Ukrainian nationals in Australia who have a visa expiring before 30 June 2022.

4. Is not requiring visa holders to do anything to receive this extension. If you are a Ukrainian national visa holder in Australia, you should receive a direct communication from DHA to make arrangements.

How Can We Help?

Snedden Hall & Gallop have extensive experience advising visa holders about their rights and responsibilities in Australia, and are available to assist. To discuss your situation, contact our Migration Team on 02 6285 8000 or by email.