• Hi,I have been waiting for my exemption to leave for over 8 weeks. During this period, I attempted reaching Home affairs, resubmitting, e-mailing for status update and calling almost every department I can think of. Finally, I got my approval. My port departure was for Sydney. Now, I wanted to le...

  • ABF is flooded with unauthorised, non-urgent, non-critical request to travel amidst urgent, critical and desperate appeals for exemptions.I do not recommend re sending your request, if your circumstances has not changed. Trust the process will take its course and you will receive your notificatio...

  • Hi Stephanie, I did try to call but none of the options in 13188 lead to what we needed to know.Thanks.This is creating a lot of stress.. I can empathise with everyone in here going through this and waiting for an exemption for events that are urgent and critical in other situations.Plan your lif...

  • Person123, I will take a stab here over your predicament..ABF would go by departure dates and then by facts of your request.If you are not exempted, the short answer is they are probably not convinced with your fact, yet. I am way past my intended departure date. So, i will really wait to see if ...

  • I am literally living out of suitcases and waiting for the exemption to come through.My situation is a relocation AND will not be returning for the next 12 months. My heart sank when nothing came through by close of the day yesterday. This means to me, the response to exemption request do not com...

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