Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Overcoming Character issues to obtain Australian Citizenship

This is not an easy task given the recent changes to meeting the character requirement:  The Applicant came to Immigration Solutions Lawyers (ISL) seeking assistance with lodging a Citizenship Application. The Australian Government being granted Australian Citizenship is a privilege and not a right. When a person applies for Australian Citizenship, they must also show

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Successful Partner Visa Review at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Schedule 3 Issues and the importance of establishing Compelling Circumstances: The client came to Immigration Solutions Lawyers for assistance in a review to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’) for the refusal of a (subclass 820) partner visa. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (‘DIBP’) was not satisfied that sufficient evidence demonstrating compelling reasons existed

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Meeting the Residence Requirement in Citizenship

You may be eligible for Ministerial Discretion and what you need to do to satisfy this: Currently applicants for Australian Citizenship are required to have been in Australia for at least four years, including at least one year as a permanent resident, prior to the lodgement of a citizenship application. Additionally, the applicant cannot have

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Refusal is not always the end of the story

If first you don’t succeed try again. It is all in the strength of the case and the quality of the submissions. At Immigration Solutions Lawyers, we are often presented with cases where a visa application is rejected for a number of reasons. This rejection may be for a number of reasons, such as: the

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