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There’s been a big upheaval in visa land a.k.a Australian immigration laws, particularly about permanent residency and pathways to citizenship. But buried deep within the turmoil were 2 sneaky even more upsetting news: price hikes and pro-longed processing times.
So I talked about the price hikes here and although I don’t think you should submit incomplete applications (or do I?), you really should get your applications in before 1 July if you want to get ahead of the price hikes. Note: that’s 1 July EVERY YEAR.
“The Permanent Partner Visa Process” – Everything You Need To Get Ready And Succeed In The Second Stage Partner Visa Processing
After the success of ‘The Australian Partner Visa Guide’, I set a goal myself for 2017 to write the next book in the series. Every day for 1-2 hours after work I put my writing hat on and wrote, analysed, edited and made sure that I had a damn good book worth putting out.
Introducing ‘The Permanent Partner Visa Process’. I apologise for the lack of a creative title but it is what it is – plain and simple English so that you can do it yourself.
‘The Permanent Partner Visa Process’ details the entire procedure and includes how to answer the call for more information to start your second stage visa processing.
As we approach the end of the year, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, feedback and suggestions. To continue to give back where it matters I have some exciting news and developments for the year to come.
I know a lot of you have started this daunting and lengthy process and it has always been a goal of mine to make it as easy as it can be without having to pay a migration agent a king’s ransom for help.
Since the launch of the book, feedback has come through thick and strong and for that I thank you. Without your updates, feedback and suggestions I wouldn’t be able to tell if what I do is helpful or not.
So let me just say this: I hear you. I see you. And I know your pains.
I’ve been going through a lot of application reviews lately and the number 1 problem that I’ve noticed in an increasing amount of applications is:
Not presenting the information properly!
This can lead to:
- Invalid visa applications
- Delays in visa processing
- Possible visa refusal
- Requests for further information
- Investigations by the Department
So I’ve been getting a lot of questions around this, whether the foreign partner will be eligible for Medicare.
Let’s begin with a brief summary of what Medicare does: it’s the public healthcare system that provides a lot of the essential yet basic services such as going to the doctors, getting your eyes checked out and going to hospital. Of course there are limitations but basically it’s what Australians know and come to enjoy as ‘free healthcare’. For a more detailed explanation of how Medicare works, you can visit their site here: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/medicare