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Is it possible to stay in Australia if my relationship with my partner or spouse breaks down?

If your relationship breaks down there are several things you must do: Tell the Department of Home Affairs (‘Department’). You must always keep the Department informed of any change of circumstances. It is very important to bee transparent and honest in your dealings.Once you have told the Department of the…

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De facto Partner Visas – How do we prove it?

One of the most common questions that people ask me is; How do we prove we are in a de facto relationship? Whether you apply onshore or offshore for a partner visa you must satisfy the Department of Immigration that your relationship is genuine and you are committed to each…

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Partner Visas for Kiwi’s Living in Australia – Here’s What You Need To Know

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) is specifically designed for family members and partners of New Zealand citizens who are residents in, or are about to become residents in Australia. This visa category may be used by New Zealand citizens who are not eligible to sponsor…

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Are you considering lodging a Partner Visa in Australia?

When you lodge a visa application with the Department of Immigration & Citizenship, it is usual practise for an Immigration officer to request further information from you if they are not satisfied that you have met the visa requirements. However, it has come to our attention recently that Immigration officers…

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Are you unlawful or on a bridging visa and looking to lodge a Partner Visa Application?

If you are the holder of a bridging visa or you do not hold any visa at all and then lodge an onshore partner visa application, you will be required to meet additional requirements in order to be eligible. These additional requirements are listed in Schedule 3 of the Migration…

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