SIR 495 Baby problems.....
We are seriously concerned and would really love for some help regarding this if possible.
Me and my partner have our SIR visa's and have been living in Adelaide for almost the last two years. We originally obtained the visa's for myself, partner and child. 9 months ago we had another child in Adelaide. He has a british passport as we are classed as temp for now and therefore he is classed as british born in Australia.
We assumed that him being born in Oz and having his Oz birth certificate that he will auotomatically be added to our visa's. (He is NOT). It got flagged at the Adelaide airport but imagration told us they have sorted the problem and we will all be fine for our return back into Oz in a few weeks.
The problem is that we thought we would make some phonecalls to check that we will be ok returning home to Oz and in this process we have found out that he will need to be added onto our visa's first.
We have been told so many different things and time is running out so quick as we oly have 2 more weeks remaining until we are due to leave the UK.
The Adelaide processing centre who is dealling with our visa's told us that we need to get my son's birth certificate sent to us in the UK and take it along with passports to the Australian Embassy in London and they simply need to add him to our visa's. They said that because he was born in Australia it is a simple process that is deamed.
However, we rang the Australian Embassy in London and they have said they do not deal with the SIR visa's but we need to fill out a 47SK form and apply from the begining for our son's visa. This form is all info regarding an adult not a baby!!!!!
We are really lost for what to do and seem to be getting nowhere fast.
If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
as he has a British passport could you apply for a ETA tourist visa on the internet for him ?
no that can not be done. If you apply for ETA you are affectivly breaking rules as an ETA is designed for holidays and we would have ETA knowing that we would be applying for another visa once in Adelaide. I looked into that and its a no......
This is what it says
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration
looks like you have to use the form you mentioned and send to Adelaide!
Not sure if you can do this in 2 weeks though and you have to pay the visa charge again it says. maybe a quick call to an agent for advice?
Thanks for your reply.
We phoned the Adelaide processing centre only last night plus spoke with migration at the Adelaide airport. Both have told us that we just need his birth certificate sent over to us in the UK and then go to Australia house to have him added.
They said that this is the case because he was born in Oz and is only 9 months old and therefore the form can not be filled out as nothing on the form is relevant to a baby.
I am confused because Australia house in London is saying what you said but Adelaide is saying no......
Maybe if you could get the name of the person in Adelaide and Aus house and get them to speak to each other! You would think they could agree on their own rules!!
Good luck with the bureaucrats!
thats not a bad idea. I might see if i could get the Adelaide lot to email Aus house in London.
Good luck what a stressful situation to be in. Think getting them to talk to each other is a good idea.