Unlawful non-citizens also have a chance

January 22, 2013 - Unreported Cases

The Applicant and the Sponsor are now married for over five years. They have bought land and built a marital home. Furthermore, they have had two children from this marriage – one of the children has an intellectually disability.

Despite this, the Applicant was unlawful for 16 years when the couple came to us.

Through ISL work, our client is now lawful in Australia, has been granted work rights and his partner visa application will be shortly decided.

The above case shows us that it is possible for someone who has been unlawful for 16 years to obtain a lawful status in Australia and to gain work rights.