Partner Visa - COVID19

2021 Partner Visas – Shall I Wait For Borders Reopen?

Blog 2021 – what shall we expect? 2021 has started with hopes that COVID19 finaly sees the end with an introduction of the vaccine. A successful pandemic managment in Australia prompts more questions about border reopening. However, the rest of the world is still battling high infection rates; hence Australia is unlikely to open its …

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Partner Visa Application – New Partner Visa Requirements

Blog 2020 budget announced – how it affects the Partner visa program? Sponsorship The Government will apply the family sponsorship framework to Partner visas which will mandate character checks and the sharing of personal information as part of a mandatory sponsorship application and subject the sponsor to enforceable sponsorship obligations. These changes will complement existing …

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Relaxed Working Holiday Visa Conditions – Bushfire Recovery

Working Holiday Visa Relaxed Working Holiday Maker Visa Conditions The recent bushfires have caused devastating and long-lasting damage to many areas in rural Australia, and the communities are currently in need of disaster recovery workers and volunteers to help rebuild their homes. Good news for altruistic Working Holiday makers, the Department has made some minor …

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Ieva Vaityte

Dear Minister – Ministerial Intervention

Ministerial Intervention Dear Minister What do you do when another request for Ministerial Intervention lands on your desk? One out of the hundreds and thousands to not even successfully reach your office. Have you met these people pleading for your attention? Have you considered what it feels like to live with uncertainty and fear of …

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Partner Visa Application – Schedule 3

Blog What happens if you make an application being unlawful or as a holder of Bridging Visa? Your application will be affected by Schedule 3 criteria. It is not uncommon for Australians to enter into relationships with citizens of other countries temporarily working or studying here. In some occasions, these develop into long-standing relationships with …

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Partner Visa Application – Genuine Relationship

Blog Partner Visa  – Age Difference – Genuine Relationship ? “While the traditional family structure is no longer a realistic social standard, the family remains fundamentally important to people throughout their life. Individualism is highly valued and Australians usually encourage their family members to be independent and follow their personal aspirations.” However, the above …

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Public Interest Criteria 4020 (PIC4020)

Blog Public Interest Criteria 4020 (PIC4020) If you have received a Natural Justice Letter asking to comment on a “bogus document” or “misleading information” provided by you in your application, do not think that the refusal is imminent. Firstly, we have to identify if the “bogus document” or “misleading information” was, in fact, provided or …

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