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Australia Could Introduce Provisional PR Visas

Another day, another potential PR visa change. Eligible for Australian permanent residency? You might want to apply sooner rather than later after the Government signalled the possible introduction of ‘provisional visas’ for PR applicants.   Immigration Minister Peter Dutton last week released a consultation paper focusing on modernising the country’s visa system. He claimed that Australia’s system is ‘in many respects an artefact of a bygone era’. The consultation period runs until September 15th and other reforms could include a period of provisional residency. “Most of the permanent visa categories do not have a provisional stage, and applicants do not […]

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Work Rights Waivers Explained

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On a Working Holiday Visa and want to stay with your employer beyond the six-month limit? The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) recognises that it’s sometimes necessary for Working Holiday Visa holders and Work and Holiday Visa holders to stay with their employers longer than six months. Be warned though, you’ll need a very good reason.   You can request to remain in your job if you’ve applied for another visa and you’re awaiting a decision on that application. This is the most common reason for waivers and probably the most likely to result in a positive outcome. […]

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Australian Partner Visa: Proving De Facto Relationships

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It’s not as easy as it sounds So, you’re in a relationship and you’re ready to progress to the next stage and apply for an Australian partner visa. You’ve been seeing each other for a while now, and you’ve even gone ‘Facebook official’. Not to mention all those selfies you’ve amassed together. Should be a walk in the park, right? Wrong! Even though you might think you’re in a de facto relationship, your interpretation of a partnership and the Australian Government’s idea of one could be dramatically different. If you’re applying for an 820/801 visa or a 309/100 visa, your […]

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