Can an adopted child apply for Citizenship by Descent?

Can an adopted child apply for Citizenship by Descent? Citizenship by descent may applied for if you were born outside Australia and one or both of your parents at the time of your birth, was also an Australian citizen. Citizenship by conferral is a common way to become an Australian citizen. You need to be […]

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Becoming an Australian Citizen by Conferral

Becoming an Australian Citizen by conferral is a common way of becoming an Australian citizen. You need to be a permanent resident and meet specific criteria before you can apply. This pathway is open to migrants, spouse or partners of an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizens and other discrete groups of persons. Citizenship conferral […]

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Eligible New Zealand Citizen (ENZC) potential issues

This case study explores the visa options and potential issues that an Eligible New Zealand Citizen (ENZC) may encounter when applying for a partner visa. Summary: A New Zealand citizen who resides in Australia has formed a relationship with a partner from overseas. We explore the options available for him and his partner and the […]

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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

Do you know the Australian partner visa requirements? 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 make […]

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Australian partner visa options for same sex couples

Do you live in Australia and are looking for partner visa options for same-sex couples? It was in 2017 when the Australian public voted ‘yes’ to allow same-sex marriage that the Marriage Act changed. On 9 December 2017, Australian marriage laws were passed to allow for marriage equality, allowing two people, regardless of their gender […]

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Partner visa divorce requirements

Applying for a partner visa but still legally married to another person? Our new case study on Partner visa divorce requirements covers everything you need to know. Summary:  Our client was living abroad in a de facto relationship with her partner, an Australia Citizen, for almost 7 years. This was a committed relationship to the […]

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Married to someone else but want an Australian Partner Visa?

Legally married to someone else and in a relationship with a new partner and want to apply for an Australian Partner Visa? Sometimes we see clients who need a Partner Visa but their still married to their previous partner – yet that relationship has finished and for whatever reason, they’re not divorced. They are now […]

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Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Criteria

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 immigrating to Australia. Failing the GTE requirement can result in an upsetting […]

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Confirming your visa status, how to check with VEVO

The Department of Home Affairs Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO) allows you to confirm your visa status. It allows visa holders, employers, education providers and other organisations to check visa conditions. The type of visa you’re issued when visiting Australia depends on factors such as the purpose of your visit, or how long you’re wanting […]

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