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MichKen

Hi all,  

 

We are about to apply for a renewal of passport from Australia, with our current passports expiring in August 2019.  I believe the wait is something like 6 to 12 months at this point.... we don’t intend traveling and will only “need” the new passport when we do our 887 applications later next year.  My question.... what is the consequences to our current 489 visa if the passports expire before the new ones arrive (if they take more than 8 months).

Thanks in advance!

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new2forum

hi, in the past this was solved via the embassy giving you a temp passport. they no longer issue temp passports, as of 2015. I think its best if you contact them directly. it can be difficult, but keep trying. 

 

hold on, if you're not a dual national, it maybe faster to contact home affairs in SA directly...you'll get an answer. 

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MichKen

Thanks @new2forum my question is more about the potential impact on my visa than speeding up the process; I am wondering if there is a rule regarding a visa holders passport remaining valid.

Reason I am asking is weighing up the cost of traveling to South Africa to do it in person or just waiting.  If there is no impact on my visa status then I will wait, but if there is an impact then it would probably be better to make the trip to South Africa and do it in person.

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new2forum

morning , if you can do it in SA it will be far easier. you'll get it within a week.

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