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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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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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The new regional skilled visas and the pathway to permanent residency in Australia

Two new regional visas will be introduced from 16 November 2019.  These visas will lead to permanent residency after a period of 3 years. The visas are applicable to regional Australia and everywhere except for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa…

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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 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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URGENT WARNING – DIAC Visa Fee Increases as of 1 September 2013

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that as of 1 September 2013 visa application charges will be significantly increased. The majority of visa application charges have been increased - the list below is a few examples of the fee changes. Visa Fee Increases: Partner Visas (subclass 820/801) Main…

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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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Changes to Public Interest Criteria for all Family Visas Stream

If you are applying for a Family Stream visa (including the Prospective Marriage visa) then you need to be aware of the new Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 being implemented. The changes will apply to you if you have applied for a Family Steam visa prior to 1 July 2013…

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Warning: Visa Application Fee Increases Coming Your Way!

If you are thinking about applying for a visa, or are in the process of a visa application, watch out for the fee increases starting on 1 July 2013. All valid visa applications lodged with the department before 1 July will not be subject to these changes to pricing. Your…

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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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