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    Please do not harass me if I dont reply that day. I usually check my IM's twice weekly.

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  1. AussieDude

    Australian citizen by decent

    Firstly you have to prove that she is the daughter of an Australian Citizen. As you dont state where the child was born I assume not in Australia. Being the case you need to get the childs birth certificate, and assuming it has the Fathers name on it, that is principally all you need. If there are differences in the childs surname from the father, that must be explained. The birth original certificate must translated if required. Here is the form with the requirements; https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/118.pdf If the fathers name does not appear on the birth certificate, then it gets very complicated, as the Citizenship Office usually required DNA proof. The father does not have to supply DNA if he does not want to. But, you cant get a court order in special cases, but that is an expensive and complicated legal process. You are correct, once the child is recognised as his offspring, under Australian law he MUST pay child support. Child Support can be claimed retrospectively in some cases.
  2. AussieDude

    Thai girlfriend refused tourist visa

    If you can, scan and post the full letter here (redacting any personal info of course)
  3. AussieDude

    Partner visa offshore

    Vishal, A very broad question. All the information you seek has been discussed and posted previously in this forum. Not wanting to repeat history, I would encourage you to read through the relevant forums and threads with regard to either a Partner Visa or a Spouse to a Education Visa. Always, we are happy to answer specific questions.
  4. AussieDude

    Visitor Visa Subclass 600 - Decision Waiting

    What the CO wrote is not in line with standard IMMI responses. We all have bad days.
  5. All IMMI medicals include; The review of a signed medical history from the applicant, by the 'attending' Physician A general, but thorough physical examination by the 'Attending Physician', being a Qualified Doctor A CXR (Chest Xray) to WHO standards, again exan=mined and assessed by the Attending Physician (except pregnant women) Depending on the assessment of the Attending Physician (meaning at their sole discretion), the Physician may request further tests, exams and/or reports; These additional reports/exams are at the applicants own expense Examples, if the applicant presents with physical symptoms, suggesting a viral infection, say Herpes, the Physician can request blood tests if the applicant presents with abnormal cognitive symptoms, the Physician may request a Psychological review if the applicant presents with physical symptoms to suggest diabetes, or other hormonal illness, the Physician may request a full blood work up. For an applicant to be outright refused on medical grounds is rare, and the would need to be suffering from a acute disease, that represents significant public health risk or significant cost of care to the Australian Taxpayer (i.e and I generalise, TB, advanced Cancer, serious mental illnesses, a Cat.A contagion). My advice is this. The IMMI Physicians are not fools, they will detect anything your hiding. Be honest and accurate on your medical declaration and all medical interviews Lying could be worse than the condition you are suffering from Even if rejected on medical grounds, an appeal path exists, as does a 'exemption' process where you can elect to fund your own medical costs of required. As a general rule, you have to be suffering from a serious illness to be rejected.
  6. AussieDude

    Visitor Visa Subclass 600 - Decision Waiting

    @Fahad560, As I read your case and circumstances, I am drawn to the same conclusion as IMMI. Your wife is a resident in Australia, and without question your relationship/marriage is genuine and solid. IMMI are concerned that as your wife is here, and you are not, the pressure on you to stay with your wife (regardless) could be overwhelming. What man does not want to be with his wife. So then IMMI assesses your 'compelling reason' to return to Pakistan at the visa end. Regardless of how successful and lucrative your business interests are in PAkistan, do they outweigh your 'presumed' desire to remain with your wife in Australia? Effectively, and IMHO crueley, they are putting a financial value on your love. The more you stress and demonstrate you solid relationship, the more this works against you. Depending on your wife's Visa status, I would look to a sponsored Family/Partner visa.
  7. AussieDude

    Tourist Visa for A Thai

    At the core of every Tourist Visa assessment, are the following principles; The applicant must be assessed as an individual, regardless of friends/family circumstance Regardless of offers of support etc, the applicant must meet the basic criteria (funds, genuine tourist, reason to return, overall risk) i.e $2,000 in Dad's account is not the same as $2,000 in the applicants account Understand that IMMI's mission with regard to assessing Tourist Visa's applicants is; To encourage and support genuine, short term, tourists (visitors) to Australia To identify, and block applicants who demonstrate a high likelihood, or risk, to overstay, work illegally or otherwise use the VV for purposes other than what its intended for To ensure that all visitors to Australia, have the funds and support to realise their stay, and not present as a financial burden to the Australian Taxpayer. To uphold the core principles of the Immigration act with regard to persons of poor character, entering Australia.
  8. Mental Illnesses, generally, are a very subjective area with regard to IMMI approval. Core to the decision process is what immediate and long term costs will incurred by the Australian Taxpayer to ensure your Brother receives quality care. Aspergers, is usually defined as a 'point' on the Autism Spectrum. Its severity, hence clinical treatment path,/cost varies immensely with each case. However, such conditions in mature adults, such as your brother, **generally** do not indicate a significant burden to public health care, as, being a mature case, the patient usually has the condition in a state of management. The same is usually not the case when assessing younger sufferers. Always, be open, honest and truthful with all medical declarations.
  9. AussieDude

    Thai girlfriend refused tourist visa

    @Daryl_Mason62, So sorry about the refusal, I know how it seems so unjust. As my colleagues have rightly stated, appeal is not an option. IMMI will have provided a detailed letter, citing the clauses and criteria for the refusal. When you re-apply, and I strongly urge you to do so, be sure to address every issue raised by IMMI in the letter of refusal. If you need help, scan and post the ENTIRE LETTER (be sure to redact personal details) and we can advise you further on how to respond.
  10. @AussieDudeis doing a little dance..... Finally someone who agrees with this sad old fart. What I allude to here is 'Integrity'. The following article gives a rare and candid insight to the culture of an Australian Public Servant. https://www.apsc.gov.au/culture-integrity
  11. AussieDude

    Tourist Visa for A Thai

    There is no animosity in what @Bridgesaid. Just a clinical piece of advice. @Bridgeis the most un 'dick like' advisor we have here.
  12. Respond QUICKLY, ACCURATELY and above all TRUTHFULLY. We all make mistakes, how we correct these mistakes is an insight who we really are.
  13. AussieDude

    Tourist Visa for A Thai

    I think this chain has been well addressed. But I will reinforce this; A letter of support is not sponsorship. Sponsorship has very defined criteria under Australian IMMI Law. Some visa's (i.e VV) accept Letters of Support, but, are not eligible for sponsorship. Its worth taking the time to understand the technical, and agreed subtle, differences between the concept of 'Sponsorship' and 'Support'
  14. The IMMI website 'Typical Processing Times' are just estimates. Instructing your lawyer to lodge a formal complaint has no basis. These are estimates, not SLA's.
  15. Application status is simply "being Processed' or 'On Hold' for reason zzzzzz. At least you know whats happening. But sometimes, getting an update takes longer than the actual application.