NZ Citizens Applying for Australian citizenship

Applying for Australian citizenship As a New Zealand citizen, you can apply for citizenship if you hold either: a permanent visa, or an SCV. The Special Category Visa (“SCV”) Subclass 444 is a type of visa issued by the Australian government to citizens of New Zealand. The SCV allows New Zealand citizens to live, work, and study […]

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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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