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Student Visa grants for Chinese, Brazilian and Malaysian students increase in 2014-15

In a previous post on September 16, which can be found here, I discussed the upcoming changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework, as well as the increase in the number of student visas which have been cancelled in the year ending June 2015. This blog post will discuss some…

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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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Have you had your visa application refused or visa cancelled?

If you’re in Australia and you’ve had your visa application refused or your visa cancelled, you will face limits on what visas you can apply for while you are still in Australia. Section 48 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and the Migration Regulations restrict non-citizens who have had their…

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Applying to have your visa decision reviewed by the Australian Migration Review Tribunal (MRT)?

If you have had a visa application refused and wish to have your case reviewed by the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) there are changes that you need to be aware of. Increase in Fees As of 1 July 2013 the fee payable when lodging an application with the MRT will…

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