Australian Visas for Non-Citizens
Australia, you see, has a whole array of visas designed to cater to different needs and situations. All these are outlined in the Migration Act 1958, and today, we’ll explore a few of these visas.
These visas, granted under a particular section of the Act, serve as a temporary “bridge” for non-citizens during their stay in Australia. Think of it as your safety net while you’re transitioning between visas.
Temporary Safe Haven Visas
Now, these are quite special. They’re designed to offer temporary safe haven to individuals already in Australia. The Minister has the power to extend or shorten the visa period based on what’s happening in the concerned individual’s home country.
Criminal Justice Visas
These are also temporary visas and are given out when there’s a criminal justice certificate about the non-citizen in force. Typically, the New South Wales police or the Office of Director Public Prosecutions are the ones certifying these visas.
These come into play when a non-citizen is facing immigration detention or is seen as a security risk. They’re temporary visas that allow non-citizens to remain in Australia for a short while.
Maritime Crew Visas
As the name suggests, these are for non-citizens who are coming into Australia by sea. However, do note that these visas don’t let you fly into Australia unless you hold another visa that permits air travel.
Now, remember, navigating the maze of Australian visas can be quite a task. So, it’s a good idea to seek professional advice to understand the best options for your specific situation.
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