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No Further Stay waiver request
Department of Home Affairs
What is a No Further Stay condition?
A No Further Stay condition prevents the visa holder from
applying for many temporary and permanent visas while they are
in Australia. No Further Stay conditions include condition 8503,
8534 and 8535.
If a No Further Stay condition has been imposed on your visa,
you can only apply for limited visas to extend your stay while you
are in Australia (such as a protection visa or a bridging visa).
What visas are No Further Stay conditions imposed on?
A No Further Stay condition can be imposed on many temporary
visas including Subclass 600 (Visitor) visas.
Note: If condition 8503 has been imposed on your Subclass 462
(Work and Holiday) visa, that condition cannot be waived and
you must depart Australia before your visa expires.
How to check if a No Further Stay condition has been
imposed on your visa
Your visa grant letter will provide you with details of the
conditions imposed on your visa. You can check this information
through Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) which is a
free online service available on the Department of Home Affairs
(the Department) website www.homeaffairs.gov.au/busi/visa
Eligibility for a No Further Stay waiver
Please ensure that you read the information about waiver
requirements prior to completing this form. The information is
available on Fact sheet 52b available at
Processing times
Generally, processing times are up to 28 days to receive an
outcome on a waiver request. It may take longer if you are invited
to provide further information or undergo a medical examination.
If your visa will soon expire or has expired
Lodging a request for waiver of condition 8503, 8534 or 8535
does not automatically mean that you can lawfully remain in
Australia while the request is being decided.
If your visa expires before the Department can decide your
request you will become unlawful. This has serious consequences.
If your visa has already expired you need to visit an office of the
Department as soon as possible to discuss your immigration status.
If you are located by the Department you could be detained and
removed from Australia.
For more information visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au/csrs
or call 1300 853 773.
What information to include with your request for a
In addition to completing this form, you should provide:
a certified copy of the personal particulars page of your passport.
documentary evidence to support your claims for requesting
waiver. This evidence can include medical reports.
Documents not in English must be accompanied by NAATI
accredited English translations.
Providing as much information as you can to support your
request will help to speed up the assessment process.
Note: There is no requirement to submit photographs as
evidence to claims.
Important information about privacy
Your personal information is protected by law, including the
Privacy Act 1988. Important information about the collection,
use and disclosure (to other agencies and third parties, including
overseas entities) of your personal information, including
sensitive information, is contained in form 1442i Privacy notice.
Form 1442i is available from the Department’s website
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms/ or offices of the
Department. You should ensure that you read and understand
form 1442i before completing this form.
Decision cannot be reviewed
A decision not to waive condition 8503, 8534 or 8535 cannot be
reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal nor by another
Department office. The Minister for Home Affairs does not have
any power to intervene if condition 8503, 8534 or 8535 is not
It is possible to lodge a new request for waiver but there must be
new and substantially different reasons from those stated on your
previous request.
Where to send a request for a waiver
You should send your request for waiver to a No Further Stay
Waiver Processing Centre by email (preferred) or post.
By email
Email to:
Ensure that you have attached to the email, the completed
waiver request form as well as scanned copies of any supporting
Note: Please ensure that all scanned documents are clear and
easily readable.
By post
Post to: Department of Home Affairs
Brisbane No Further Stay Waiver Request Processing Centre
GPO Box 9984
Ensure that you include the completed waiver request form as
well as any supporting documents.
Further information
Please keep this information page for your reference
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No Further Stay waiver request
Department of Home Affairs
IMPORTANT: Waiver request should be lodged prior to the expiry of
your current visa.
Please open this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Either type (in English) in the fields provided or print this form
and complete it (in English) using a pen and BLOCK LETTERS.
Tick where applicable
1 Your full name
Family name
Given names
2 Are you or have you been known by any other name?
(including name at birth, previous married names, aliases)
Give details
3 Date of birth
Day Month Year
4 Details from your passport
Passport number
Country of passport
5 Visa details
Visa subclass
Date of arrival
Day Month Year
Visa expiry
6 Current residential address
Note: A post office box address is not acceptable as a residential
7 Address for correspondence
(if the same as your residential address, write ‘AS ABOVE’)
8 Your telephone numbers
Office hours
(Area code )
9 Do you agree to the Department communicating with you by email?
Email address
Assistance with this form
10 Did you receive assistance in completing this form?
Go to Question 14
Please give details of the person who assisted you
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other
Family name
Given names
Telephone number or daytime contact
Office hours
( ) ( )
Country code Area code Number
11 Is the person an agent registered with the Office of the Migration Agents
Registration Authority (Office of the MARA)?
Go to Question 14
12 Is the person/agent in Australia?
Go to Question 14
13 Did you pay the person/agent and/or give a gift for this assistance?
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14 All written communications about this request should be sent to:
(Tick one box only)
You should complete form 956A Appointment
or withdrawal of an authorised recipient
Migration agent
Exempt person
Your migration agent/exempt person should
complete form 956 Advice by a migration
agent/exempt person of providing immigration
15 Reasons for waiver. Give details in A, B and C below:
Please ensure that you have checked the eligibility requirements
for a waiver to be approved by checking the information
available in Fact sheet 52b on the Department’s website
A. Give details of the major change in your circumstances that has
developed since the grant of your visa.
If you need more space, attach a separate sheet with details.
B. Give reasons why you had no control over these circumstances.
If you need more space, attach a separate sheet with details.
C. Give details of why your circumstances are compassionate and
If you need more space, attach a separate sheet with details.
16 Visa subclass you intend to apply for if the No Further Stay waiver
request is approved
17 You must attach documentary evidence to support your reasons for
requesting this waiver (eg. medical evidence).
Certified copy of the identity page (showing photo and
personal details) of your passport
Certified copies of supporting medical certificates or medical
Certified evidence of family relationship (eg. birth certificate)
Certified copies of supporting documentation
(please specify below)
WARNING: Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence.
18 I declare that:
the information supplied in this waiver request is complete, correct,
and up-to-date, and any part that has been completed with the
assistance of another person has been included with my full
knowledge, consent and understanding.
I will immediately advise the Department if I become aware that any
information provided in this form is incorrect or if there is a change in
my circumstances that is relevant to this waiver request at any time.
I have attached all relevant documentary evidence as specified on the
Department’s website.
I understand that:
it is my full responsibility to abide by
visa conditions even though I
have a waiver request under consideration.
Signature of
Day Month Year