Where to Lodge Your Partner Visa?

Lodging an application for a partner visa or spousal visa is a step that many couples take on the pathway to building a long-term future together in Australia. Partner visa applications can be lodged overseas (309/100 visa, 300 visa) or in Australia (820/801 visa). In recent years, a high percentage of applicants have decided to lodge their partner visa application whilst they are physically in Australia, but is this the best path to take? How Long Will My Partner Visa…

Australian Partner Visa Changes 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have indicated that they intend to further tighten the requirements for Partner Migration this year in line with their focus on the safety and security of Partner visa applicants, including their dependent children. While there is currently no draft legislation available to us, we understand that: Sponsors of Partner visa applicants will need to go through a much more rigorous sponsorship approval process than in the past. This will include a mandatory…

Partner Visa: Is it the right pathway for you?

Partner visas are for people who are married to or in a de facto relationship with an Australian permanent resident or citizen, or an eligible New Zealand citizen. It’s important to ensure that your relationship is stable and comfortable before heading down the partner visa pathway. Partner visas are expensive!!! There are a number of aspects to consider before you dive into applying for a partner visa:   Proof of relationship Migrants applying for any form of partner visa must…