In this blog on Visitor Visas, we give you the lowdown on the \u20188503 / No Further Stay\u2019 condition by answering a series of commonly asked questions.\r\n\r\nWhat is the 8503 condition on the Visitor Visa?\r\nThis clause is listed in the conditions section of the Visitor Visa and is known as the \u2018No Further Stay\u2019 condition. The decision maker (Department of Immigration) is dead serious about this order. It comes into effect when the visa end date is reached.\r\nWhat does the attachment of the 8503 condition to my Visitor Visa mean for me or my partner?\r\nThis means you / your partner can come to Australia with the 8503 condition attached to the Visitor Visa but you / your partner must leave Australia before the visa expires.\r\nWhy would the decision maker attach this 8503 condition to my visa?\r\nThe condition may be imposed if the Australian authorities are concerned about the real intention of the applicant to enter Australia as a visitor only. \r\n\r\nThe 'No Further Stay\u2019 condition should only be used where there is genuine concern about the visa applicant's plans to follow the rules and leave before the date of visa expiry.\r\nAre there some Visa types where the 8503 condition is routinely enforced?\r\nThis may depend on the type of visa / stream being applied for. With some Australian Visitor Visas, the 8503 condition is mandated so the visa can be granted. This means it MUST be applied to the visa.\r\nVisitor Visa - Sponsored Family Stream - if the applicant applied under this visa stream, the 8503 condition will definitely be attached as there is no discretion available to the decision maker not to impose it.\r\n\r\nAre there some Visa types where the 8503 condition may not be routinely enforced?\r\nVisitor Visa - Tourism Stream - if the applicant applied for a Visitor Visa under the Tourism Stream, there is a chance the condition may not be attached to the visa granted. It is not compulsory for the decision maker to impose the 8503 condition on Visitor Visas applied for under the Tourism Stream.\r\nThe final decision on whether to attach the 8503 condition to a Visitor Visa or not lies with the decision maker.\r\nCan you give some examples of situations where the decision maker may decide to apply the 8503 condition to the Visitor Visa?\r\nIn our experience, these vary but may include circumstances where there are concerns that:\r\n\r\nthe applicant may seek work in Australia;\r\nthere may be compelling reasons why the applicant would not want to permanently return to their own home country;\r\nthere are insufficient funds available for the duration of the visit;\r\nWhere there is a history of visa non-compliance;\r\nThe country of passport you hold may affect the likelihood of this be applied;\r\na temporary visa holder may not leave Australia before the expiry of their visa.\r\nWhen can I apply for an extension of the Visitor Visa with an 8503 condition attached?\r\n\r\nYou cannot apply for an extension of a Visitor Visa with an 8503 condition attached while you are inside Australia. You certainly cannot apply for a partner visa when you are inside Australia.\r\nCan I ask Immigration NOT to impose the 8503 condition?\r\n\r\nIf you ask Immigration NOT to enforce the 8503 condition they are more than likely to impose it or refuse the visa. Our advice to you is to prepare a well-documented Visitor Visa application which includes plenty of relevant evidence, and then hope for the best. \r\n\r\nIn exceptional circumstances which are way beyond the control of the visa holder, the \u2018No Further Stay\u2019 condition may be waived after arrival; we repeat and reiterate this ONLY happens in exceptional circumstances.\r\nWe strongly advise you to seek further advice from a Registered Migration Agent or the Department of Immigration if you need to request a waiver.\r\n\r\nWe hope this helps. We welcome your feedback and will respond to any queries you may have. Please contact FREEDOM MIGRATION on +61 7 3063 1200 with any of your Visa Questions. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe love getting your feedback so feel free to comment below. We read all your remarks and will reply if we can answer any questions. We may even use your comments to form the next \u00a0blog topic!