Do It Yourself (DIY) Partner Visa

Do It Yourself (DIY) Partner Visa applications have a high risk of refusal. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Department of Home Affairs in 2018 exposed a startling picture on the visa refusal rates of the offshore and onshore Partner visa, when a migration professional is not appointed; a do it yourself (DIY) […]

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Request a waiver of a ‘No Further Stay’ condition

Request a waiver of a ‘No Further Stay’ condition. Many Visas including the Tourist/visitor visa, sponsored business visas and working holiday visas (at the end of your extension periods) may have condition 8503 applied to it. Condition 8503 states – The holder will not, after entering Australia, be entitled to be granted a substantive visa, […]

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Become an Australian Citizen by Conferral – Video presentation

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. Watch the […]

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Covid-19 and your Visa

Covid-19 and your Visa. The pandemic has caused many onshore visa holders to have to apply for another visa to remain lawful in Australia whilst travel restrictions are in place and their current visa is due to, or has expired. Many Migrants are not seeking professional advice and applying directly for a Bridging Visa E […]

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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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