Schedule 3 Criteria and Australian Partner Visa Applications?

Are you subject to Schedule 3 criteria for your Australian Partner Visa application? Schedule 3 of the Migration Regulations lists the additional criteria which must be satisfied by persons wishing to apply for visas, but who are in Australia unlawfully as a result of their visa expiring. These are Schedule 3 Criterion 3001 and 3002 of […]

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Occupation Lists

The Australia Department of Home Affairs Occupations Lists are called the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MTLSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and includes a set of skilled occupations determined by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Department of Home Affairs (formerly DIBP). The Regional Occupation List (ROL) includes […]

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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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