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25 Feb 2016 Number One Rule for Visa Applicants 

The Australian Government has a number of processes to promote visa integrity, reflected in the high number of recent visa cancellations due to criminal convictions. False declarations or partial declarations may prevent an applicant from meeting the ‘good character’ requirement on their visa application. Ironically,…

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10 Feb 2016 Australian Permanent Residency Visa Cancellations

Many PR visa holders have assumed – for decades – that they can safely build a family life here, without fear that their visa will be cancelled. They are wrong. A permanent residency visa is not as permanent as everyone has believed for decades. That safety was removed…

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28 Jan 2016 New Work & Holiday Visa for Slovak Republic & Slovenia

As of 1 January 2016, citizens of the Slovak Republic and Slovenia can apply for the Work and Holiday (Subclass 462) visa. These new visa arrangements will allow 200 young adults between 18 and 30 years old from the Slovak Republic and another 200 from…

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22 Jan 2016 189 Visa Applicant Trips at the Finish Line

The importance of securing a professional opinion on your eligibility for any visa has been emphasised in a recent case from the Migration Review Tribunal in which the applicant was denied their visa after successfully securing a Skills Assessment, lodging an Expression of Interest and…

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21 Jan 2016 Increasing Partner Visa Costs & Processing Times

In rough terms, 36% of partner applications are not processed within expected DIBP service times, and a partner visa takes up to 6.5 years to process. Fortunately the overwhelming majority of the applications lodged by The Migration Place in 2016 were processed ahead of the…