An Australian beauty guru has been left fuming after a lawyer gave her the wrong advice which has left her stuck in the US while her partner and son's travel exemptions are sorted.
Chloe Morello, who is from the NSW South Coast, revealed her plight via Instagram, claiming she missed out on celebrating her birthday back home with family.
The beauty vlogger had been living in the US prior to Covid-19 with her Canadian husband Sebastian and their six-month-old son Santino.
Beauty guru Chloe Morello (pictured) took to Instagram to vent her frustration after dodgy legal advice from a immigration lawyer left her stuck in the US for longer than she'd hoped
After two and a half years abroad, Ms Morello meticulously planned her return to Australia, ensuring she was ready when international borders reopened.
'Australia is open for citizens, residents and their families. If you are not an Australian citizen or resident you have to apply for an exemption,' she explained on her Instagram story.
'Sebastian is a Canadian citizen and Santino is an American citizen, so they both need exemptions to enter Australia.
'They'll automatically get one as long as I submit our wedding certificate, birth certificate, passport, stuff like that, just to prove that they are an immediate family member.'
Ms Morello sought out an immigration lawyer, who previously helped her secure a partner-visa for her husband in 2018, to help with the process.
She explained she asked the lawyer to prepare their applications for her trip back home in time for Christmas.
During this time rules for Australians returning to NSW changed, with the international border ban being thrown out and Australians flying into NSW and Victoria no longer needing to quarantine.
'It was news everywhere. This lawyer has no excuse as to why she didn't know any of this. So I thought she was going to take care of it and I thought that it would all be ready by our flight which was November 28,' Ms Morello said.
'So like last Monday, you know, we messaged her being like 'what's up? Can you send us the documents? We want to have everything with us so that when we go to the airport, it's all