Become an Australian citizen (by conferral) and the citizenship test

Becoming a citizen by conferral is a common way to become an Australian citizen. You need to be a permanent resident and meet specific criteria before you can apply. Citizenship conferral happens when you are granted Australian citizenship by meeting the specified eligibility requirements and passing a citizenship test. Generally, Australian citizenship by conferral can […]

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Eligible New Zealand Citizen (ENZC) potential issues

Author: Andrew Robertson Registered Migration Agent MARN: 1573795 Keystone Visa and Migrations Services Abstract: This case study explores the immigration matters that can affect New Zealand migrants applying for a visa for their partner to join them in Australia if they are unaware of their visa status. Summary: A New Zealand citizen who resides in […]

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Temporary Parent Visa (Subclass 870)

The new Temporary Parent Visa (Subclass 870) commenced 17 April 2019. This new visa offers parents a new pathway to reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia. Please note: This is a temporary visa and does not lead to PR. When the sponsorship is approved, you then must apply for this visa within 6 […]

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Document requirements for an Australian partner visa

Are you looking to join your partner in Australia? If you are looking to apply for an Australian partner visa (subclass 820 and 801), you may still be unsure of what you need when it comes to your documentation and evidence. As professionals in Australian visas, Keystone Visa and Migration Services is here to help […]

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Australian partner visa options for same sex couples

Wondering which partner visa options you are eligible for? Our Registered Migration Agent explains the partner visa options available in Australia for couples in a same sex relationship.  Want to learn more? Contact Keystone Visa and Migration Services on +61 468 838 899 or visit our website www.keystonevisa.com.au.

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Partner visa divorce requirements

Author: Andrew Robertson Registered Migration Agent Keystone Visa and Migrations Services Abstract: This case study explores the immigration issues that can affect migrants applying for a partner visa when they are still legally married to another person. Summary: Our client was living abroad in a de facto relationship with her partner, an Australia Citizen, for […]

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Applying for a Partner Visa when you are married to your previous partner

 Sometimes we see clients who are still legally married to someone, yet that relationship has finished – and for whatever reason they have not divorced. They are now in a new relationship with someone else and want to obtain an Australian partner visa. To qualify for a partner visa in Australia you need to […]

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Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Criteria

Author: Andrew Robertson Registered Migration Agent Keystone Visa and Migrations Services Abstract: This case study explores the immigration issues that can affect migrants applying for a temporary visa and satisfying the Genuine Temporary Entrant Criteria. The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria is a requirement almost all migrants will have to pass in the process of […]

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How to check your Australian visa status

 Transcript: The Department of Home Affairs Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO) allows visa holders, employers, education providers and other organisations to check visa conditions. You may not have a searchable record if you migrated to Australia before 1990 and have not since travelled out of Australia. In that case you may then need […]

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Early Migrants lawfully in Australia as permanent residents despite not holding an entry permit

Author: Andrew Robertson Registered Migration Agent Keystone Visa and Migrations Services Abstract: This case study explores the immigration issues that can affect early migrants to Australia (pre-2 April 1984) and the significant ramifications on their legal status with respect to their ability to remain in Australia and to travel freely into and out of Australia, […]

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