Partner Visas - 309 Offshore Spouse

The Necessity of Demonstrating Genuineness of Relationship

The Applicant and Sponsor met online in 2011 and proper communication began in March 2012. In August 2012 the Sponsor travelled to Eastern Europe and in October of that year they married. In December the Sponsor moved back to Australia. The couple lived apart due to the Applicants study commitments in Europe and the Sponsor

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Representing the facts in a visa application

The Applicant applied for a 300 visa, through another Migration Agent, but this visa application was refused – it failed during the interview because the genuineness of the relationship came into question and there were several problems with the information provided in the forms. After the application was refused in the first instance, the Applicant

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The importance of information disclosure when applying for visas

The Applicant applied for an 8503 (‘No Further Stay’ condition) waiver but was unsuccessful. The Applicant then came to our office seeking assistance. We organized a successful offshore visa application on his behalf. After we began working on his file, there were many problems with the information that the Applicant had previously disclosed to DIAC

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Schedule 3 Argument Waiver: Unlawful stay

The Applicant was unlawful in Australia for about 10 years and wished to apply for an Onshore Partner Visa Application. To make such an application, the Department requires the Visa Applicant to be on a substantive visa at the time of lodgement. As the Applicant had been unlawful in Australia, it was not possible for

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