The law and sponsorship obligation for the Partner visa is changing. Have you lodged your Partner visa application?
As you may be aware, the ‘Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016’ passed in the Senate on 28 November 2018 and is awaiting royal assent to become law.
This is the Australian migration journey of a woman and her three young children who have spent most of their lives in refugee camps, moving between their home country Liberia and Ghana. Finally, their Partner visa is granted and they will soon be reunited with their father and loving husband.
It is undeniable that sometimes age gap between a couple can be a concern to them because of how society portrays it. Many of us have met or known someone who is in a relationship with their partner whose age is much greater than them.
But why does it matter?
The Administration Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is an independent body who can review a decision made by the Department (e.g. a visa refusal or cancellation). In simple terms, if you decide to appeal, the AAT will take another look at your case and decide whether the Department’s decision can be changed.
How Does The AAT Work?
On Thursday, #CruxAnswers!
On Monday, we had asked our readers to submit questions they want answers to regarding any Australian visa.
The majority of questions that were submitted this week were focused on Partner Visa.
When you ask, we answer!
If you are applying for the Partner visa as a married couple (including arranged marriage), applying on de facto grounds but you are still married, and/or have some concerns about whether you will be eligible for the visa due to the circumstances of your relationship, you should read this article.
The Partner visa is a great migration pathway for those looking to reside in Australia with their de facto partner or spouse. However, when a relationship turns sour during the partner visa processing time or before the permanent partner visa is granted, it can turn your life around.
It’s important to be aware of all your obligations and depending on your circumstances, what options may be available to you.
Since the end of 2016, the Department has made it extremely important that all Australian citizens or permanent residents who wish to sponsor their partner on a Partner visa or Prospective Marriage visa (PMV), satisfy the character test. Read more about sponsor character requirement!
It’s alarming to see how long it is taking for both onshore and offshore Australian Partner visa, commonly known as the Spouse visa, applications to be processed. Let’s take a look into the importance of lodging a decision ready Partner visa application and what you can do to help decrease processing time for your Partner visa application.