Comply with visa condition 8550 on Temporary Sponsored Parent visa 870

Parents of migrants visiting Australia on the newly introduced parent visa could risk being deported if they fail to notify the Department any changes made to their personal and contact details, including "online profiles and usernames" at least two days before the change is to occur.

The temporary parent visa was introduced in July this year.  The visa is subject to conditions 8103, 8303, 8501, 8531, 8550 and 8564. Condition 8550 states that the visa holder must notify the Department personal details, including any change in the visa holder’s name, address, phone number, email address, online profile used by the visa holder and user name not less than 2 working days before the change is to occur.

A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs confirmed to a News channel that the measure ensures that the records held are accurate and the Department can communicate with visa holders when required.

The requirement is also applied to the Frequent Traveller stream for Chinese citizens which allows for a visa validity of up to ten years.

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