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Health issues and health waivers for Australian visas

Australia has one of the best medical systems in the world and visa applicants must meet certain health requirements before a visa is granted. Generally, a visa will be refused for one of three reasons: To prevent people from bringing communicable diseases into Australia, which may cause a public health…

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NEWS ALERT – Family Visas Now Back Available!

This is a further update regarding a previous post about Family Visas and the announcement from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection that as of June 2 2014, certain family visa subclasses would be ceasing. As of 25 September 2014, the following visa subclasses have again become available: the Non-Contributory…

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NEWS ALERT – Family Visa Subclasses

Family Visa Subclasses This is an update regarding a previous post about the announcement from DIBP that certain family visa subclasses are ceasing. Parent and Aged Parent (non contributory), Carer, Remaining Relative and Aged Relative visas cessation date 2 June 2014 Select Legislative Instrument No. 65, 2014 [F2014L00622] Migration Amendment (Repeal…

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Urgent News For Some Family Visa Applications

Family Visa Applications Following the release of the 2014 Budget, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced applications for the following Family Visas will be ceasing in the very near future: Parent (subclass 103) Aged Parent (subclass 804) Aged Dependent Relative (114) Remaining Relative (115) Carer (116)…

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Partner Visa Applications – Not As Simple As You Might Think!

While partner visas may seem like relatively straightforward applications, here at FC Lawyers we regularly receive phone calls and emails from applicants who have had issues getting approval. These refusals often don’t have anything to do with the legitimacy of the relationship but rather are often caused by simple misunderstandings…

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Look Out for These Public Interest Criterion Changes

Changes have been made to the Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 in relation to identity proof in an attempt to prevent identity fraud in Australian immigration and citizenship programmes. PIC 4020 was introduced in 2011 to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s immigration program by detecting and preventing visa fraud. What…

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Are you engaged to your Australian partner? If yes, the Prospective Marriage Visa might be for you!

The main purpose of the Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) is to allow you to come to Australia and then marry your future spouse and live as husband and wife. Your marriage must take place within the visa’s nine month validity period and after that time you can apply for…

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How can I add a secondary applicant to my 457 Temporary Business (Long Stay) (subclass 457) visa?

Secondary visa applicants are members of the main visa applicant’s family unit. Eligible members of a family unit include the primary applicant’s spouse or de facto partner, a dependant 18 years of age or over, a dependant under the age of 18 or a dependent relative. It is important that…

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