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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

working holiday visa partner visa

 

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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Australia Has Legalised Same-Sex Marriage And This Means More Opportunities For You

Australia Has Legalised Same-Sex Marriage And This Means More Opportunities For You

rainbow same sex couples partner visa australia

 

I think it’s time to discuss the impact of Australia legalising same-sex marriages.

I’ve always been a staunch supporter of legalising same-sex marriages because for me, love is love. It’s also the very premise of me writing this book: love is love and not even a government should have any say as to where and how you spend your life with your partner.

So although Australia legalised same-sex marriages in December last year, I’ve been relatively silent on the matter.

In fact, because it was legalised in December and I wrote the revised second edition in November, I wouldn’t have had time to update the book.

But there is a HUGE impact on same-sex couples.

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Marriage certificates as a proof of relationship with your defacto partner or spouse

Marriage certificates and proof of relationship

are marriage certificates enough to prove a relationship

Here’s an interesting one and something that I make clear in the book but I realise I haven’t addressed to the public.

This question came to me by chance. Or rather, a very deliberate spam campaign. Someone was clearly mass emailing migration agents to see which one would help them out for free. While I would never give immigration advice over email like that I was inspired to write this article on the subject of marriage certificates as the only proof of relationship.

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Announcing The Second Edition Of “The Australian Partner Visa Guide” – New And Updated Tips And Tricks To Get You Through The Australian Partner Visa Process

Australian Partner Visa Guide 2nd Edition 2017

The Second Edition Of “The Australian Partner Visa Guide”

At the beginning of the year I signalled that I wanted to write additional supplements to the book. I published the second stage visa processing book at the end of January and then I set to work on the second edition of The Australian Partner Visa Guide.

Unfortunately the process to write the second edition was not as fast because I was inundated with application review requests. But that’s good news for the second edition.

Because I was doing more and more application reviews I was able to see where everyone was repeating the same mistakes over and over again. I thought I had addressed these in my book but after asking a few of the readers I realised that it wasn’t as clear as I had hoped.

That’s why I took all their questions and wrote about them.

I also took more examples of the good, the bad and the ugly statutory declarations and supporting evidence and I added it to the second edition.

Here’s what you’re going to get in the second edition:

  • 199 pages of The Australian Partner Visa Guide – an additional 60 pages of content
  • 2 guides on obtaining your health examination – health declaration and eMedical systems
  • 2 Additional samples of GOOD sponsor and applicant statutory declarations – 3 in total
  • 2 Additional samples of BAD sponsor and applicant statutory declarations – 2 in total
  • 1 sample of a BAD form 888 of a supporting witness with explanations
  • 1 sample of a GOOD form 888 of a supporting witness with explanations
  • How to prepare documents sample PDF with instructions
  • Additional tutorial on practical points of the online application system
  • Sample application review report
  • Sample images of documents you have to submit

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