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What is a Variation in Visa Condition (VOC) and why is it required


A question that is asked often is what is a “condition” on a visa and under what circumstances do I need to request a variation of condition.

Certain visas are granted with a condition attached to them say for example a student visa would specify the institution, course as well as the location on the visa label / e-visa.

Work visas come with either an open or employer and location specific conditions. A tourist visa may come with a “no employment” condition.

If your circumstances change then you need to request a variation in condition of your visa.

The following table may help in determining where a VOC may apply and where you may need to apply for a fresh visa

Disclaimer: The information above is general in nature, is contextual and is time specific. It is not intended to be used independently or substitute immigration advise.

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