• Condition 8503 is a mandatory condition for visitor visa (subclass 600). It can also be imposed on many different types of temporary residence visas.

• If this condition has been imposed on your visas it means you cannot extend your stay or apply for another visa while you are in Australia (other than a protection visas or a temporary visa of a specified kind).

• It is to be noted that there may be circumstances where you can apply for a waiver from the Department of Immigration. FEN Lawyers can assist you in regard to this matter. To obtain a waiver you must satisfy DIBP that:

o The circumstances that have developed since you were granted the visa are both compassionate and compelling

o You had no control over these circumstances

o These circumstances have resulted in a major change to your personal circumstances.