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Partner visa applications without registered migration agents are more successful

Hi readers!

I’ve got some interesting statistics for you today.

Have you ever had a look at the Department’s Freedom of Information page located here?

What is Freedom of Information you ask? It’s basically where we, the individuals of this country, can hold the government and their agencies accountable for what they do. We are entitled to a certain amount of transparency to see how the government works and how they make decisions on our behalf.

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Partner Visa Changes in June/July 2019 – Sponsorship requirements and approval

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Changes to Partner Visa Sponsorship Requirements in June 2019

In yet another example of how inexperienced (and even the most experienced) migration agents have bungled the interpretation of the law (remember some migration agents are not lawyers) are the proposed changes to the Partner Visas coming in June 2019.

Every migration agency under the sun is heralding a change that supposedly would require the Australian sponsor to be approved before the visa application. They’ve all variously said that the approval process is a separate process and may take anywhere up to 12-15 months (where they got this number from I’m not sure but they were probably projecting from past numbers). They’ve all claimed that because of this splitting of the process, that everyone should run to them immediately so that their migration agents can help you get your applications in before then (and charge you a mint for it!). They’ve erroneously concluded that if the sponsorship needs to be approved first, then the visa applicant can’t make a visa application until then and there may not be a bridging visa for the visa applicant (if they’re onshore).

This is wrong. Just downright, blatantly wrong.

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Review services are unavailable until further notice

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Dear Readers,

It’s been a while since I’ve written and there’s no real excuse for it except I’m busy with life, moving and general personal matters. However, the good news is that I’m still working on updating the next edition of the book. In fact there are some changes coming up ahead that may impact how you go about applying for your partner visa. That blog post will come out shortly and the updates in the book will also address that.

Some of the personal matters that I’m dealing with include a concerted effort against me by very unhappy migration agents who would like to see my book and website go away. I’m being harassed via email and social media by people who verbally abuse me, question my integrity and sometimes say downright racist things. This abuse has extended to my family and friends and all because I wrote a book with the intention of helping people and not profit off vulnerable people like other migration agents.

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Working holiday visas are changing and here’s how they can benefit you

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Working holiday visas (subclass 417 and 462) are a very common pathway for couples to live together in Australia for a while as they provide work rights and a long enough time for couples to establish their relationship in Australia.

Couples who meet overseas and would like to repatriate to Australia often use working holiday visas for the foreign partner (if they’re eligible) to see if they want to spend the rest of their lives in Australia.

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