Clicky

All Posts in Category: News

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

Read More

Partner Visa Application Fees WILL Go Up On 1 July 2017

partner visa application fees will go up every year

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.

Read More

New Changes Mean Australian Sponsors Will Require Police Checks As Part Of The Partner Visa Application Process

australian-sponsor-require-police-checks-criminal-record

Australian Sponsors Will Require Police Checks

Remember that earlier post about impending changes to the partner visas? Well it’s here folks.

The changes are significant from a legislation point of view but from your point of view, it’s simply another piece of evidence that you need to provide with your partner visa applications.

Read More

“The Permanent Partner Visa Process” – Everything You Need To Get Ready And Succeed In The Second Stage Partner Visa Processing

Permanent-Partner-Visa-Process_book

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.

Read More

Partner Visa Costs Compared Around The World [INFOGRAPHIC]

partner visa costs compared

 

Partner Visa Costs Compared Around The World

I’ve got a special treat for you guys today: data visualisation! That means a lovely infographic on partner visa costs!

As you all know, I’m obsessed with how much partner visa costs nowadays, particularly when I’ve watched it increase over the years – sometimes over a few short months! But the question remains, just how much has it increased over the years? And what about the processing times? These questions keep me up at night and I thought, why not finally investigate and track the rise and rise of the Great Australian rip-off?

Read More