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Migration & Visa
Offshore partner visa marriage visa
If you are an unlawful non-citizen you may be granted a Partner visa if Schedule 3 is waived Schedule 3 Partner Visa – if you are in Australia without a valid visa, you may still apply for a Subclass 820 Partner Visa (click here to learn more). However, at the time of your application you...
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Australia immigration lawyer can help with Subclass 851 Resolution of Status visa application
866 Protection visa – are you eligible? 866 Protection Visa Claim must be for persecution for a (UNHCR) Convention reason or for a complementary reason under section 36(2)(aa) of the Migration Act. You may be persecuted for a Convention reason because of your religion or political opinion or nationality or race or being a member...
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While in Australia you may not be able to apply for another visa if your current visa has a No Further Stay condition No Further Stay Waiver or No Further Application  – some visas will have condition 8503 or 8534 or 8535 preventing you from making or granted another substantive visa application (other than a...
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3 year ban on visa
You may not able to apply for a visa for 3 year if you are affected by a risk factor 3 Year Ban on Visa – if you applied for a temporary visa you may be required to satisfy a number of Public Interest Criteria or PIC. If you have previous been granted a visa...
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APEC Business Travel Card immigration lawyer melbourne
If you hold an APEC Business Travel Card, you may not need a visa to travel APEC Business Travel Card or ABTC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is a card issued to business travellers and senior government officials. Who can apply for APEC Business Travel Card? Eligible applicants from the currently fully participating 19 countries may apply...
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What you need to know to request for SA subclass 190 visa nomination 190 visa SA nomination allows you to apply for a permanent visa to live, work or study in South Australia (‘SA’). If you have relevant skilled working experience (worked in SA for the last 1 year) or recently completed your studies in...
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Do I need to comply with visa conditions? Visa conditions – what are they and what do they mean? Section 41 of the Migration Act enables the Migration Regulations to provide for visas to be subject to specified conditions. Reg. 2.05 provide for each visa subclass be prescribed with certain conditions. Visa conditions can be...
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visa scams & visa fraud
Fraud of migration agent and solicitor Visa scams & visa fraud of migration agent or fraudulent conduct of migration agent or a third party can sometimes have the effect of subverting or stultifying the statutory function of the decision maker, such as the AAT or IAA in reviewing the Department’s decision to refuse to grant...
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Australian citizenship and character requirements
Section 501 character test can be used to refuse or cancel a visa Section 501 character test does not apply to refugees who are owed protection obligations, according to BAL19 v Minister of Home Affairs [2019] FCA 2189. The Minister had accepted that BAL19 fought for the LTTE for 10 years and has worn suicide...
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There are roughly 87 visas available in Australia that the Department of Home Affairs can grant Australian Visas & Visa Fees – the table below shows all the currently available visas and the visa fee or visa application charge (VAC) applicable to each of the visa. VAC will be revised at least once a year,...
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