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  1. We will hear I am sure if he is successful, but nothing if his appeal fails. I am not holding my breath.
  2. One current statement, and then say one from 12 months prior. That should be enough evidence. Be sure to highlight the transactions of interest. IMMI will always ask for more evidence if they require it, but what you have is solid. Just make sure that the money our is clearly to the landlord, and that your payments to your partner for rent are supported as a withdrawal in your bank statement and as matching deposit in his.
  3. Run your details through Vevo to be sure. https://online.immi.gov.au/evo/firstParty?actionType=query
  4. The ETA Visa decisions themselves are not subject to appeal, but most other visa decisions are. I was specifically referring to the incidence of illegal, incorrect or inappropriate actions taken by ANY public servant, contrary to the law, is subject in itself to complaint, review and possibly disciplinary action, but this is dependant on the matter, the severity of the irregularity etc. If you feel you have been treated unprofessionally or unfairly, you have the right to complain. But the circumstances you describe are not really associated with a visa decision, but the suggested poor behaviour of one IMMI officer.
  5. By the numbers.. This is an impossible question to accurately answer. No two applicants are the same. However, if you meet all the criteria, submit a complete and concise application, you should be successful. The nature of these specialist Visa's is very much about meeting the specific criteria of the Degree and Institution required. Generally the conditions will be that you have up to 12 months to enter Australia for the first time, and then from the date of first entry you can stay for up to 18 months. However, your individual conditions may vary. The main difference we see is the maximum period before first entry, sometimes this is reduced to 6 months. Bridging visa for what Visa? Usually a 186. There are several streams within the 186 framework.
  6. All I can add is; Your profession must still be on the listed/approved skills list. You must also get a formal independant skills assessment report and score, regardless of your qualifications or institution.
  7. Work experience without a formal qualification is applicable in most industries, but not always (ie Medicine, Law etc). Your work experience will be considered but you are seriously penalised as you do not have formal qualifications. Either of these routes are valid. I have not seen a 186 or a TSS granted in the IT industry without support formal degree qualifications and relevant experience. There is just too much supply of qualified candidates. The only path you may have if if your employer can establish a case that you possess unique technical knowledge, others will not possess, and use this as grounds. This will probably need a specialist agent to prepare your application, as industry expert evidence is usually required to make a good case. As a general rule in Australia, one does not call themselves and Engineer, unless they have a degree in Engineering (of whatever discipline). Furthermore, a Professional Engineer, is an Engineer who is Chartered by a Professional Organisation, and working as a Consulting Engineer. I know its all semantics, but those of us who have gained the qualifications, get very protective over the appropriate use of the Titles. I would describe you as a Professional Software Developer.
  8. What you describe here is alarmist, and without any basis or fact. Your are also just plain wrong with your understanding of the 3rd entry flagging. Government discussion of the day, has no bearing on policy immediately. As we see with the changes to the Sponsor criteria, it takes months/years for it to filter down. Government Officer can only respond to and enact policy of the day. Otherwise they are subject to review, and disciplinary action, and their decisions subject to appeal. I think your case is an isolated incidence, and I would ask you not to generalise that it was policy.
  9. Q22: Must PRIMARILY speak to joining your partner in Australia and progressing your relationship together, whilst you become a member of Australian society and work towards citizenship. DO NOT just say work and live.
  10. With online you do not need to do anything to the photos. Thats a hangover from the manual photo process (still used for passports). Your key photo ID is your current passport and its Photo. Which you scan an upload.
  11. You mark YES. The are NON-Migrating, but Immediate Family. It has nothing to do with support etc. I know its confusing but you need to detail them. As to why IMMI wants to know it is for two reasons, 1) It helps IMMI predict the future of immigration demand, as families tend to eventually end up all together. 2) It supports the ID and character checks for you.
  12. I always recommend that you wait until requested by IMMI, as mentioned, 12 month certificates expiring while under processing is becoming a problem. Exceptions to this would PCC's from notoriously slow responding countries (US, Eastern Europe, Africa, some parts of SEA). An update to a PCC usually takes only a fraction of the time, as they only have to examine the period from the last PCC to now.
  13. If you need more space, provide the answer in a separate document and state the document name and paragraph in the online form.
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