Reforms to the Partner visa program were announced as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget. The objective is to scrutinize sponsors more and avoid family violence by changing how the sponsorship and partner visa applications work. These changes should come into effect from November 2021, but applications that have already been lodged won’t be affected.Read more
We have a few new team members, and some who are not so new, who we’d like to introduce to you all. Some of you may have already met these superstars, but just in case you haven’t had the pleasure we thought we’d introduce you to a member of the team every week. They workRead more
The Partner Visa (Subclass 820/801) is an onshore visa, therefore you must be in Australia at the time of application. This particular visa requires a significant amount of evidence in order to prove that you are in “a genuine and continuing relationship” with your partner.
VISA APPLICATION CHARGE INCREASES AS OF JULY 2018 We would like to advise our clients that as of July 2018 the Department of Home Affairs has increased their visa application charge (VAC) fees across a number of visa subclasses. This has and will continue to affect all visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018.Read more
First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association, notifying of changes to Partner (SC 309/100 & 820/801) and Prospective Marriage (SC 300) visa application arrangements. On or after 18 November 2017 the following changes will occur to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) application arrangements: Partner and PMV visas must be lodged online. PaperRead more
APPLYING FOR AN AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISA Are you in love with an Australian or New Zealander? We’re pretty amazing, so we don’t blame you for being lured in by our laid-back charms and sun-kissed tans. We do tend to make partners swoon with our sultry language and salty vegemite. If you are in a committedRead more
NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more