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Professional fees refunded after relationship breakdown

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Even with the best intentions not all relationships work.   Australian Visa Group was engaged to manage and lodge a Spouse 820/801 visa application for our client’s defacto partner.  The couple had been living together for over two years whilst she was in Australia on a student visa.   The sponsor paid his initial deposit of $2200......

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Help for victims of domestic violence

Domestic Violence is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, carer or family member aiming to control, dominate or cause fear.   Domestic Violence is not always physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.  Victims of domestic violence often require great courage to take the first steps towards......

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Interim WASMOL released

The WA State Migration Center has released an interim Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) targeting those occupations which are of a specialist nature and have compelling evidence of unmet demand at a State level.   Only occupations listed on the WASMOL may apply for state sponsorship required for a 190 visa application.  ......

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RSMS 187 – RCB suspends Perth region

The WA State Migration Center has re-opened the application portal for new applications requiring RCB certification for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme subclass 187 visas.    Many employers and visa applicants will be disappointed to learn that Perth has been removed from the list.  Employers based in the following regions can continue to apply for RCB......

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DIBP Processing Times

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DIBP have announced an update to the current processing times for Australian visa applications.      All applications are taking longer to process.  In particular, concern surrounds the 457 visa program with 75% of cases taking over 2.5 months.    457 applications that take 6 months are likely to be caused by incomplete evidence submitted......

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Vietnam added to Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa

On 1 March 2017, passport holders from Vietnam, who have tertiary qualifications or have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate university study may apply for a Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa. Vietnam is the 20th country to be approved for this program. Other countries are Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, People’s Republic of China,......

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