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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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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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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

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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

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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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