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Partner visa changes for sponsorship and English language requirements

Partner visa changes for sponsorship and English language requirements are set to come in into force in November 2021. There are two significant changes that will affect any partner visa application relating to the sponsor and English language requirements. These changes were introduced in the 2020-21 federal budget and are…

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Concessions for Australian Visa applications during COVID-19

The Australian Government has announced important concessions in relation to people applying for a range of visas during the pandemic. However due to COVID-19, it has been very difficult for people to travel and as a result a range of temporary concessions will be implemented as outlined below. Partner and…

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De facto for the purpose of getting a partner visa to Australia

One of the questions we are asked most often is “do I qualify as a de facto to get a partner visa to Australia?” Firstly, you must have a sponsor who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. An eligible New Zealand citizen is…

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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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URGENT – PARTNER VISA APPLICATION FEE INCREASE!

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced that as of the 1st January 2015, the partner visa application fee will be increasing by 50%. The new Partner Visa Application fees will be: Offshore Partner Visa - $6,865; Prospective Marriage Visa - $6,865; and Onshore Partner Visa -…

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Are You Engaged to Your Australian Partner? Read This!

If you are engaged to marry your Australian partner you might be eligible for a Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300). This visa is aimed at couples who intend to marry in Australia within 9 months of the visa bring granted. It is often a better option for engaged couples as…

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Are you in a relationship with an Australian, and now want to stay in Australia?

If you are married to or are in a de facto relationship with an Australian citizen or permanent resident (or an eligible New Zealand citizen), you may be able apply for one of the partner visas. 1. Partner Temporary Visa (Subclass 820/801 (onshore) Subclass 309/100 (offshore)) This is a temporary…

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Warning – Visa Application Charges are Increasing!

As part of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook the Visa Application Charges (VACs) for some visas that are in high demand have been increased. The Government is trying to make it a fairer ‘user-pays’ system. The higher charges will take effect on 1 January 2013. Some visa applicants…

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