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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
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
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.
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
Post to: Department of Home Affairs
Brisbane No Further Stay Waiver Request Processing Centre
GPO Box 9984
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Ensure that you include the completed waiver request form as
well as any supporting documents.
Please keep this information page for your reference