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Impact of Covid-19 on Australia Immigration

Like most countries, Australia has also taken some measures with regard to its immigration policy and arrivals in the country. However, despite the announced precautionary measures, Australia is allowing its Permanent Residents and Citizens to travel to Australia.

Moreover, federal and state governments of Australia continues to accept the EOIs/applications for the skilled visa categories. Now, as an aspirant and applicant of immigration to Australia, you may be having many questions in mind, here are the answer of these questions based on the latest announcements from the government of Australia.

  • Is Australia still accepting/processing the visa applications?

As per the DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia some services relating to the visa application process may be impacted due to COVID-19. However, it has not indicated any ban on accepting the new visa applications or EOIs.

  • Who all are eligible to travel to Australia at now?

As per Government of Australia, all Australian citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members are allowed to travel to Australia with a condition of 14-day quarantine at designated facilities on arrival (i.e. a hotel in your port of arrival).​

Permanent Residents- the Permanent residents of Australia can return to Australia. However, they will be required to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), in their port of arrival. This include overseas people as well, who have been granted a permanent visa, however, have not yet arrived on that visa.

Travel restrictions are subject to change. Some exemptions are in place. So, keep checking regularly.

  • Is Australia accepting application or Inviting applicants through SkillSelect round?

The DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia has recently released the details of its March 2020 invitation round. Also, the DHA is allowing the applicants to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) through SkillSelect online system.

  • Can apply for state nominated visa or get the nomination invitation at now?

Well, the different states of Australia continuing to issue the nomination invitation to the applicants through their respective nomination invitation rounds.

  • I am not able to provide additional information due to office closure (Health or Police clearances, Biometrics, English Language Testing)

All such applicants will be given additional time to complete checks and provide requested information.

  • Visa medical appointments have been disrupted due to Covid-19

The Visa processing officers are aware of the disruptions. The government of Australia will take the extended timeframes in to account when considering the visa application of such applicants. Hence, you do not need to contact the DHA if your visa medical has been rescheduled.



Keep visiting this page or Immigration News Section on Visas Avenue website for latest immigration news and updates with regard to Covid-19 impact on Australia immigration policies, rules and regulations.

Further, if you have any query or you want assistance to immigrate to Australia on Skilled visa, PR visa, visit visa, study visa, etc. you may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number78-18-000-777.

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Disclaimer The source of the information or FAQs shared on this page is the official website of Australia Immigration, i.e. and the same is subject to change/update based on the latest or new guidelines, issued by the Government of Australia in this regard. To know the latest status of shared information, you may write to us at


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