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What is a de facto partner according to Australian immigration law?

One of the most confusing aspects of applying for a partner visa is what will satisfy the definition of a de facto when it comes to applying for a visa to Australia. The Migration Act 1958 (Act) at Section 5CB provides the following definition: De facto partners (1)  For the purposes of…

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Online processing times for global visa and citizenship applications

From the 13th of March 2017, global visa and citizenship application processing times will be available online for the first time. As part of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s ongoing efforts to improve client information, the publishing of current visa and citizenship processing times will give people more…

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Are you applying for a General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa?

The General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas include the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa, subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa and the subclass 489 Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) visa. This blog is focused on the first stage of applying for one of these visas - to find out more about the general…

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