Migration Review Tribunal

Review of a refused Partner Visa: issues with genuineness in relationship.

The applicant was a German citizen who had been in Australia on a Subclass 820 partner visa with his then-wife, an Australian citizen. Unfortunately, his relationship with his wife broke down and the two separated. A month later, the applicant began a relationship with the sponsor, a New Zealand citizen. The applicant waited one year

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Resident Return Visa: applicant had been outside Australia for more than 5 years

The applicant was refused a resident return visa as she had been outside of Australia for more than 5 years. We argued that the applicant had always considered Australia her home; however due to her husband having an international career she was unable to settle in Australia for most of their married life. We also

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Resident Return Visa: only 20 days spent in Australia – Successful outcome

The applicant was refused a resident return visa as he had spent only 20 days in total in Australia in the previous 5 years. We argued that the applicant had substantial employment and personal ties with Australia which are of benefit to Australia. In particular, we emphasised his crucial involvement as a consultant with a

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Review of a decision to refuse a 457 visa on grounds of false information

Ming had been granted a 457 visa and his wife and son had been included on the visa. The family had been living happily in Australia for a number of years after emigrating from China. However, Ming’s visa was suddenly cancelled because it was discovered that Ming had given incorrect information in his original visa

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