The expectant mother on the Gold Coast has to give birth on her own after Kiwi’s boyfriend is unable to enter Australia
Mother-to-be only sees delivery because her Kiwi boyfriend is stuck in New Zealand and can’t get travel exemption because he’s not ‘immediate family’
- Gold Coast woman Disiane Zan, 35, is due to give birth in a little over a month
- Her Brazilian boyfriend, Gabriel Seger, lives in New Zealand and is unable to leave
- The couple has applied for a travel exemption twice, but has been refused
- Mrs. Zan is now concerned that she will have to raise the baby alone without her partner
A heartbroken expectant mother fears she will have to give birth alone because her boyfriend who lives in New Zealand is not allowed to return to Australia.
Disiane Zan, 34, of the Gold Coast, will give birth in just over a month, but her Brazilian partner, Gabriel Seger, 35, is stranded across the ditch.
The couple who met last year before getting pregnant in December filed for a travel exemption twice, but were denied both times because Mr. Seger was not an “ immediate family ” and their reason was not allowed on compassionate grounds.
Disiane Zan, 34, (photo left with boyfriend Gabriel Seger, 35) from the Gold Coast is due to give birth in a little over a month, but her partner is stranded in New Zealand
Ms. Zan said Mr. Seger was flying to and from New Zealand and Australia when she first became pregnant and planned to live together in the Gold Coast.
But their plans were cut short when the COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders of the two countries.
The couple who were friends for ten years before they became a couple would apply for a partner visa, but that was too expensive and a tourist visa meant that Mr. Seger couldn’t work.
“It’s a new relationship, but a lot has happened and it’s very genuine and strong,” Ms. Zan told Daily Mail Australia.
The couple first applied for a travel exemption in July, but were hit back before being denied again a few weeks later.
“We applied to become de facto, but they came back to us and said he is not my immediate family,” said Ms. Zan.
“It’s difficult because Gabriel wants to be here with me and here for the birth. It is such a unique time that is now being taken from us. ‘
Ms. Zan said her partner was happy to pay the cost of the hotel quarantine and would do anything to witness the birth of his son.
Ms. Zan, who is 35 weeks pregnant, said she applied for travel exemption twice, but was denied both times
In addition to the problems of the expectant mother is that she is also from Brazil and has no family in Australia.
“I have great friends and a great professional team around me, but it’s not the same without my partner wanting to be with me,” she said.
‘What must we do? He’s my partner, it’s real and real and it’s still not good enough.
“It’s very frustrating and very unfair.”
Mr. Seger, who works as a chef, is also struggling to come to terms with Mrs. Zan who gives birth alone.
‘He’s everywhere, he doesn’t sleep, he doesn’t eat. He wants so badly to be with me, ”she said.
Ms. Zan said she is worried about raising her baby on her own, but plans to apply for another waiver next week.
‘I’m so grateful to my friends, but it’s just really unfair. They won’t tell us what to do to bring him here. ‘
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Home Office for comment.