sue2oz

staying here in adelaide

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    hi guys, can someone please help

    my brother is here visiting and is due to return to the uk next week, is there any chance he can apply for a visa to stay longer here and how do we go about it?

    any help will be much appreciated :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

     

    sue xxxx

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    Have a look a the official site for info. Under Visitors.

     

    Visas, Immigration and Refugees

     

    If he is on a 6 months tourist visa he can stay till it expires. I don't think its easy to change visa's once in Australia, at least not if you are on a tourist visa.

     

    IIRC once 6 months is up you have to renew and they can extend. However, it may be a person has to actually leave Australia and return to activate a new tourist visa. That used to be the case years ago, but may well have changed by now.

     

    If he is aged 18-30 there is always the working holiday visa but that needs to be sorted from the UK and funds etc in place with proof of it all and a return ticket.

     

    You can also look into the sponsorship stuff but am again not sure if that can happen if he is already in on a tourist visa.

     

    Anyways, the official site will have all the info you need.

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