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  1. BlueDog

    How To Meet Thai Girls

    One dating site that seems to have more genuine girls on it is Thai Friendly
  2. People may have to wait longer for visas or Australian citizenship to be granted because of cutbacks at the Immigration Department. Department secretary Mike Pezzullo told Senate Estimates he would give no guarantee that waiting times would not increase for citizenship, refugee or permanent migration visas. He indicated some visa applicants might have to wait longer but he took an aggregated view. Mr Pezzullo said it would be of more concern to him if foreign fighters returned or counter-terrorism units were not properly equipped. "If people died as a result of a terrorist attack and there was an issue around our borders, I'd be deeply concerned about that," he said. "At a human level, you don't want anyone to wait for a government decision any longer than is absolutely necessary. If some folks have to wait a little bit longer then so be it." The department has revealed 355 staff have gone from the visa and citizenship section since the beginning of the financial year. Mr Pezzullo defended the cuts saying that area of the department's work was most suited to automation. "In a circumstances of constrained resources which applies to all government departments — because the Government's got a strategy around deficit and debt reduction — all agencies have to then make choices about potentially growing some areas and then cutting other areas," he said. He said rapid growth in all categories of visa applications had a bigger impact on waiting times than staff cuts. Mr Pezzullo earlier told the estimates committee his department would need to make nearly $1 billion dollars in savings over the next four years.
  3. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has banned 457 visas PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced he is scrapping the controversial 457 visa program for skilled migrants as part of a bid to tackle unemployment. The Prime Minister says jobs must go to Australians first, before businesses consider hiring foreign workers. He said while Australia was multicultural, it needed to focus on local jobs. “We have and we always will be an immigration nation, but we must ensure that the foundation of that success is maintained and the foundation is that our migration system is seen to work in the national interest,” Mr Turnbull said at a Parliament House press conference today. “That it is seen to deliver for Australians. It is seen to ensure that Australian jobs are filled by Australians wherever possible. “We’re abolishing 457 visas, the visas which bring temporary foreign workers into our country.” As at September 30, 2016 there were 95,757 workers in Australia on primary 457 visas The program will be replaced by another visa program, with new restrictions. “It is important businesses still get access to the skills they need to grow and invest, so the 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa, specifically designed to recruit the best and brightest in the national interest,” Mr Turnbull said. Source: News.com.au
  4. BlueDog

    Onshore Partner Visa Before Pmv Is Granted

    It should be possible as there is no 8503 condition. I did, but we qualified for defacto and applied onshore on the last day of the Visitor Visa as Bangkok had not even looked at the case file.
  5. Australian Visa Forum Launches New Member Rank - Champion Australian Visa Forum have launched a new member rank - Champion, The rank of Champion is to recognize the members who contribute significantly to the forum and provide excellence in the knowledge they posses regarding visa's for Australia when replying. To achieve the rank of Champion, a post count of 300 much be reached. Current members who have achieved Champion status are: AussieDude - 1,082 posts Aussie_83 - 730 posts Emerald - 531 posts Jyotikaran - 495 posts gm6 - 460 posts DCsharma 386 posts wonder -364 posts Kanga - 343 posts Max longwaited - 301 posts From the management and other members as well as guests we would like to thank these Champions for their contribution to the forum. Services available for members Discount Flights - Best fares Guaranteed lowest rates on hotels, from Hotels Combined
  6. BlueDog

    Partner Visa Quesion.

    You can only apply for another visitor visa, you may be lucky and get one that doesn't have the 8503 condition which means you can apply for another once the first is coming to an end, they may grant a 12 month visa, but she will have to go home every 3 months.
  7. BlueDog

    Partner Or Prospective Visa Help!

    If you can get the VV with 8503 you would not need to get married just to apply onshore, you could apply for a Partner visa under defacto criteria on the last day of the VV which would have given you 12 months living together, it's what I did when Bangkok were dragging their feet with the offshore application, we lodged on the last day and got a bridging visa, they weren't happy about it, but they had to provide it as we met the criteria, it did mean another application fee, but that was less than the flights and stuffing around.
  8. A Visitor visa (subclass 600) will cover you for your trip. This visa lets you visit Australia: - to visit or for business visitor purposes - for up to three, six or 12 months. The base application charge for this visa ranges from AUD135 to AUD1000.
  9. CHANGES TO THE PENSION Under reforms introduced by the Turnbull Government today Seniors living overseas would have their aged pensions cut off after six weeks, down from 26 weeks. Source:News.com.au
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    There are various reasons, upcoming upgrades to the forum software and also it doesnt have some integration functions we desire. The Mobile skin provides pretty much the same functionality. We will be upgrading the forum to version 4 shortly, which looks a fair bit different.
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  12. Australian Visa Forum Launch Thai Forum Section Australian Visa Forum have launched a Thai section where you can ask all your questions about Visa's for Thailand, starting a company in Thailand, Work Permits, Legal Matters, assistance with any documentation for Visa's to Australia, Property and how to own it. These services will be very beneficial for members who have partners from Thailand and may want to spend time now or in their retirement in Thailand, open a business for themselves or family in Thailand, purchase, property or a vehicle or just require assistance with documentation and translations for Marriage process in Thailand. About Sunbelt Asia Sunbelt Asia is Thailand’s largest legal and business services network. Our offices in Bangkok can service clients in all areas of the country via email and personal visits. Our services include mergers and acquisitions, company formations, work permits, immigration, family law, marriage and divorce, property including usufructs and leases, condo purchases and more. We offer legal specialists in forming Board of Investment promoted companies and are offer expertise in forming companies for Americans under the Treaty of Amity. Sunbelt Legal Advisors are a team of International Advisors working hand in hand with licensed Thai lawyers to offer the most accurate advice and definitive legal services for living and working in Thailand. Our lawyers are fluent in English and can explain the intricacies of the Thai legal and business system to you. We are a full service business, legal and property center for foreigners living and working in Thailand. For all your questions you can post them here
  13. Are you confusing validity period with length of stay, the 12 month length of stay can have a 3 or 5 year validity based on different cases. Multiple entry visas with a maximum stay of 12 months will be considered on a case- by-case basis with maximum validity periods of up to: five years for parents outside Australia and in the Parent visa queue three years for parents outside Australia who have: o had a previous Australian visa and complied with the conditions; and o have not applied for a Parent visa; or o have applied for a Parent visa but are not yet in the Parent visa queue 18 months for parents who have: o not previously travelled to Australia; and o have not applied for a Parent visa; or o have applied for a Parent visa but are not yet in the Parent visa queue.
  14. I think he is asking why they wouldn't question her if she went back to Thailand and came back, but would if she went to NZ and came back