Temporary Residence means that you obtain can stay in Australia for a limited
period of time (up to four years). When that time has expired, you must leave
Australia or get a new visa. This could be another temporary visa, but there
are also opportunities to convert your temporary status into Permanent
It is essential that the new visa is applied for before the current visa
expires, as it is not usually possible to extend an existing visa after it expires.
temporary visa holder may consider applying for
permanent residency by:
they are on a temporary business visa they may meet
requirements of the corresponding permanent
Meeting the requirements of the
Established Business Owner.
Marriage to an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident. This option is
only available to those people who are in a genuine, committed and exclusive
Attempting to deceive Australian immigration authorities will result
in severe penalties.
they have close relatives who are Australian citizens or Permanent
Residents there may be opportunities under the Family migration
Another option for some visa holders is to apply for a further temporary stay
without having to depart Australia. Whether this option is available to you
depends on the type of visa you have and any restrictions that may apply.
Contact us for assistance.