True Blue Migration Agents Blog

Major Partner Visa Changes Ahead

Couple making heart shape with hands.

Applying for an Australian partner visa? Significant changes are ahead. You may have heard in the papers or on social media that the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 was passed in both houses of parliament on 28 November 2018. The Bill recently received Royal Ascent, which means the changes could be implemented at any point now. Partner visa applications lodged prior to the changes – and between now and when the changes officially come into force – will be assessed against current requirements. Summary of partner visa changes The Bill brings with it a number of significant reforms […]

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AAT Processing Times

Appealing a visa refusal at the AAT.

Lodged a visa appeal and wondering how long it will take? If you’re planning to appeal a visa decision through the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), you’ll probably want to know how long your wait will be. Waiting to have your case heard can be agonising and the length of time that you’ll be in limbo depends on a number of factors, including the type of case and when your case is given to a decision-maker for review. The AAT recently published processing times for decisions made over the last six months and it makes difficult reading for anyone expecting a […]

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Your ultimate guide to making a successful 457 visa application in Australia

At True Blue Migration, we’re constantly being asked about the ever-popular 457 visa. Applying for a Temporary Work (Long Stay) visa is often the first step on the road towards starting a new life Down Under. As such, it’s vitally important that you know all of the necessary 457 visa requirements, giving you the best chance of making a successful application and turning your dreams into reality. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to address the most common queries. What is a 457 visa? The Temporary Work (Long Stay) 457 visa is an employer-sponsored visa that allows the employee to […]

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