DIBP said:The Initial Entry Date (IED) cannot be changed or extended once visa is granted.
Each visa granted must follow below condition:
The holder must enter Australia before the date specified.
Visa holders are expected to comply with visa conditions and failure to comply with a visa condition may render the visa liable for cancellation under Section 116 (1) (b) of the Migration Act (1958). As a matter of policy migrant visas will be cancelled where the visa holder breaches the initial entry condition, unless exceptional and compelling reasons have prevented them from complying with the condition.
You are strongly encouraged to travel within specific time. If you do not, your visas will be subject to cancellation consideration. Any further action in regard to this can only take place after the IED has passed, as prior to this there has been no breach of the visa condition.
If you will not be able to travel to Australia before the IED specified on your visa, send an email to <email address> after the IED has passed and include documentation which supports your exceptional and compelling reasons for breaching visa condition 8504 (initial entry).
Note: if a person tries to enter Australia in breach of a visa condition they may be refused entry.
Good morning MysticRiver,Following is a reply from DIBP when someone tries to extend his 10 days (you read it right, 10 days) timeframe for initial entry. So you should feel lucky that you have ample amount of time.
Both of you have to enter Aus before the mentioned date.Good morning MysticRiver,
I am the main applicant and my fiance is the secondary applicant who received her visa based on my application. In terms of landing and the process which has to be done, Should we both comply with the date which has been specified in the visa and land there, or just me, the main applicant, have to arrive before that date there and do the process?
Also, do you have the information on what should be done as you arrive? ( I mean what official process would take place in terms of your visa and other things )
Many many thanks.
Below is a reply from DIBP when requested for an extension. You can check with DIBP as well, if there is any change in the ruling.
That's why I said you can ask. the response I quote is few years old and there might be a change in their ruling.But one of my folks they got their landing date extended
I am pretty much sure, they will never do that. At best they will reject your request for extension.But what i am worried about is the visa being cancelled on CO hearing that I want extension
I'd say zero percent.What are the chances of the visa being cancelled if i write them am email request?
How do i contact them, as all my process was conducted via my consultant who i had hired. Is there a form or email i need to reach out toContact DIBP and explain the situation.
Also, seems like IED is not that important for PR holders:
Thanks Mystic .... Just one more Question What does Visa Conditions NIL meansThen your consultant should contact, or at least give you the contact info. Alternatively, you can call DIBP or use their contact us page.
DearHi I had some doubt, i got my Visa on 6th Nov and my first date of entry is on 26th Dec exactly 1 month 20 days later. Now the situation is that my wife is pregnant and not recommended to travel and is expected to deliver by end of Feb or early March. What is the process to get the first date of entry extended.
Have u applied for IED extention. I also had the similar case of wife ezpacting and i got extention in 3 days. So dont delay and submit a written request with supporting docs.
Hey @Umair Maroof
Finally i got the reply from the Skilled Support, you can refer to my complete details on
However i wanted to ask you did you also get any clause like :
Children born outside of Australia
Please be aware that for a child born outside of Australia (where neither parent is an Australian citizen) you will need to apply for and be granted a visa for that child prior to your travel to Australia. For more information about applicable visas please refer to the department’s website.
I really dont understand this clause does this mean.
1. I cannot travel till the child is granted visa.
2. I need to apply for Visa for the child born.
3. I can travel once i have applied for the visa for child.
Hi, I need this same advice too. I am emailing them and gsm brisbane, adleaide and gsm business but no one has responded. My first email was on 10th Feb. How long do they take to respond. Also, @Neel did you face any problem when traveling with facilitation letter.