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Partner and Parent Sponsorship changes UPDATE

Partner and Parent Sponsorship changes UPDATE

 

Since this post was published the Department of Home Affairs has advised that these new sponsorship requirements will not be commencing from 17 April 2019 as was previously communicated. At this stage there is no timeframe for the introduction of these sponsorship changes.

 

In November 2018 we posted about new legislation that would significantly impact the process for lodging family visas. The new requirement that sponsors for family visas be approved before a visa application can be lodged will take effect on a yet to be dermined date. It will apply to all Prospective Marriage Visa,  Partner Visa or Parent Visa applications lodged from this date.

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New Australian Parent Visa: Five-year Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870) Available 2019

New Australian Parent Visa: Five-year Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870) Available 2019

Parents and Grandparents of Australian Citizens, Permanent Migrants, and eligible New Zealand citizens will be able to come to Australia and stay for up to 5 years per visit through the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa (Subclass 870) and re-apply for another in 3 or 5 years from 1 July 2019. 

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Australian Immigration: In-Depth Review of Changes From 2018-2019

Australian Immigration: In-Depth Review of Changes From 2018-2019

Throughout the 2018/2019 programme year, Australian immigration has witnessed some massive changes. These changes range from new government, policy changes, the abolishment of the 457 visa, and new visas being implemented. Scroll the index below to find an in-depth summary of changes and what we predict will come in 2019.

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7 Ways To Get A Successful Partner Visa/Marriage Visa & Faster Processing Times

7 Ways To Get A Successful Partner Visa/Marriage Visa & Faster Processing Times

The application process and processing times for the Australian Offshore Partner visa 309/100, Prospective Marriage Visa 300, and Onshore Partner Visa 820/801 can be very long. To be eligible for a Partner Visa you must be legally married to, or in a de facto relationship (common law), with an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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Partner Visa Sponsorship 2018: Changes Affecting Processing Times & Force Offshore Partner Visa Applications

Partner Visa Sponsorship 2018: Changes Affecting Processing Times & Force Offshore Partner Visa Applications

Sponsorship approval will be required for Partner Visa applications

Sponsors for family visas will be required to be approved before visa applicants can lodged an application. This will affect any visa applicatant who wishes to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa,  Partner Visa or Parent Visa. The recent legislative changes have not yet come into effect, however, when the changes do come into effect, it will require that any Australian Citizen/ PR spouse or Australian Citizen/ PR de facto partner of a visa applicant must be approved before the visa applicant can lodge a Prospective Marriage Visas, Partner Visas onshore or offshore.

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