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4 Benefits Of Applying For A Partner Visa Outside Of Australia

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4 Benefits Of Applying For A Partner Visa Outside Of Australia

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.

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Partner Visa Application Fees WILL Go Up On 1 July 2017

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Recently the Australian Government revealed their Budget and naturally in a game of pluses and minuses in order to balance the nation’s books, there’d be winners and losers. Unfortunately my dear readers, we are the losers in this one.

Not only will the fees for partner visa applications go up on 1 July 2017, they’ll continue to go up every year in line with inflation.

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Thursday Answers – Is Form 80 Necessary Or Can I Just Skip It?

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Thursday Answers – Is Form 80 Necessary Or Can I Just Skip It?

Thursday Answers are a response to questions submitted by readers on our regular Ask Mondays posts.

Every Monday I ask people to send in their questions and concerns and I select one to answer. In doing this, I hope you will see that a) you’re not alone in this, b) there are no stupid questions and c) we’re all here to help!

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A Year In Review And What’s Next For 2017

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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.

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Speeding Up Your Partner Visa Application Processing Time

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Speeding Up Your Partner Visa Application Processing Time

Dear readers,

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

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How to find a NAATI certified translator for migration purposes

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How to find a NAATI certified translator for migration purposes

The Australian Government is very particular about who can translate documents for migration purposes and for good reason as you’re dealing with legal documents. The Australian Government therefore only trusts translations from NAATI certified translators. NAATI is the body that tests and registers translators in Australia and due to the stringent testing, they’re the only ones that are certified to translate documents for migration purposes.

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