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  1. I am a regular contributor, and I find myself repeating the same advice over and over again. Which is OK because I like the sound of my own voice ;-) All the posts here detail what you SHOULD do. As something different, I will detail what NOT to do. This is based on many years investigating Immigration Fraud cases, it applies to Visitor, Partner and most other visa's. When you make a visa application, DO NOT.. Lie or tell half truths. Withhold important information that is on public record (i.e you have a criminal history). Honesty may prove you have learnt your lesson and can now be trusted? Claim something you cant prove. Everything you state must be able to be proved through paperwork. A job without proper pay records is probably fake. Ring the embassy or High Commissioner demanding priority. Send abusive emails to your case worker Criticise your case worker by name in a public forum (yes DIBP read all this) Complain about the fees. Australia ain't cheap If you want to prove a Defacto you must prove 12 months relationship, NOT 11 months and 2 weeks. Include erroneous photos without explaining why the are relevant. Unsubstantiated Photos mean nothing, they are easily faked. If you include Statements from someone as your relationship or circumstances, make sure they can be contacted by DIBP. Yes they do check. Ask for a statement from someone who cant prove that they were in same country as you 12 months ago. Visa, Passport stamp, airline ticket. Think you are special, important or high priority. In Australia, we are all equal. Look up Tall Poppy Syndrome. Expect DIBP to see into your heart, regardless of how much love you feel, HARD proof is best. No amount of love will replace hard facts and proof. Expect to get around a medical. Medicals are mandatory, relax they are not complicated, providing you are healthy. Complain about long waiting times, especially if your application is from a high risk country, they will take longer. Expect to come here and get medicare and welfare the day you arrive. Come here to build a life and work hard. Questions like "how soon can I get medicare, or welfare" do not look good Try to avoid or fake Police checks. They are VERY important to DIBP, what you may think is minor thing, DIBP may consider an issue. If you have a police history, tell them. Hiding things like that will only hurt your application. Try to fake that your relationship has been for a long time, when it has not. If the relationship is true, and genuine then all is good. If its fake and not real, save your money, DIBP will catch you out. Send anything in a foreign language, Everything must be translated (by a certified translator), regardless what some hokey local website or friend of your mother says is ok., (Exception is some EU and Russian missions will accept local language docs, check first). Thinks you are being victimised or discriminated against. Trust me, DIBP do not care about ladyboys, same sex unions, age gaps, religion, or how many times married. So dont make it an issue. "DIBP rejected my PV because I am a gay, transgender, muslim, divorcee" Bullshit. The Australian Public Service pride themselves on their impartiality. Expect a visa if either of are not of good character, including the sponsor. Especially if there is a child involved. Good Character is a complex term, but most get the idea. Think visa fees have a guarantee. Yes the PV is very expensive, and there are no guarantees. If in doubt DONT APPLY. DIBP is not an Apple Store. Try to fake a relationsip. Any genuine relationship will have evidence to prove such. No evidence, its probably not genuine. Be impatient. DONT be in a hurry. Patience. And NO DIBP do not make you wait as a test. PLAN ahead, DIBP like people who plan holidays well in advance. Get married, or have a baby thinking it will get you special treatment or a fast track. Think that you father/uncle/brother as a famous proctologist/businessman/politician gives you status. It means nothing. Its about you and your partner. Provide fake documents, statements, payslips, company certificates, letters etc etc etc. They are usually spotted immediately. Just one lie and your probably will be rejected. Understand this, TRUTH on your application is more important than ANY other aspect. Use or pay a NON licensed immigration agent. All registered agents with DIBP are listed on the Australian Embassy Websites. Believe sites like www.easyaussievisa.com, they are usually full of lies and old information. Believe the information on the TRUE www.dibp.gov.au website. Believe anyone who says they have a friend at the AU embassy, and can get you fast tracked. Judge Australian society, standards and culture by your own. What may be normal in your homeland maybe either illegal or unacceptable in Australia. The opposite also applies. Disrespect or treat any Immigration of DIBP staff member poorly. They have a hard job. While on this forum,Don't demand answers, we are volunteers Don't get narky because we may have not observed you own customs, trust me we are observing ours. Don't demand rapid answers, we all have other real lives, we do our best Read, read and read more. 99% of all questions have been answered before. So excuse us if we get testy when repeating the same advice for the 1200th time ;-)
  2. We applied late August 2015 for a PM 300 visa through the IMMI website Manila office. Apart from the acknowledgement email, we've heard nothing. Is anyone else in a similar position? I am a Aussie citizen living here permanently.
  3. My wife is in the process of getting the Partner 820/801 VISA, she has 820 and is now waiting for 801. My question is can I (the husband) apply for a Japanese partner visa and this won't cause problems with my wife visa.
  4. Hi all, Can someone give me a list of exact tests that are conducted in the medical assessment conducted by Bupa? Are bloods taken? X-Rays, mri scans, ultrasounds, swabs or other things etc? Also, how is the general medical assessment experience? Are they trying to look for something wrong with you so they can refuse your visa? Or are they highly professional etc Look forward to hearing from you and those (or their partner) who have been through this. I am so glad there is a community here, it makes me feel better. Thanks again.
  5. Hi! I'm a 24 brazilian and I plann to visit Australia this year, as a solo traveller. I'm about to attach documents to my visa application, but I'm not sure about what to attach to make the application better. What I curently have: Passaport picture, employment letter and proof of enough savings to travel. Please, what else do I need? Thank you already.
  6. I have had a look through all of the forums and could not find a topic for any South Americans applying for the Australian Partner Visa. Would like to hear about anyones experiences regarding processing times. As we applied from Colombia all processing is done in Santiago Chile so I wondering if Colombians will have the same processing time as Chileans. Below is a description of our process so far Subclass 309/100 DOL: 13th January 2015 Type: Paper Location: Colombia so application is being processed in Santiago, Chile Health and Biometrics asked on 22nd January 2015 and sent a week later. Still no CO assigned and when I called Santiago to confirm if my medical had been received the guy told me I will not necessarily be getting a CO No other updates so far
  7. Hi guys!!I am the sponsor while my fiance (applicant) is living in the Philippines. We have met in person but majority of our relationship was long distance. We are so close to gathering all our documents and requirements, and we are planning to lodge our application in March 2019. I just have a few concerns and would appreciate some advice! ♥ ♥- quick relationship background - * We first met as friends in 2011 at our high school.I migrated to Australia in 2013, and our relationship started/developed when I reunited with him when I went on a vacation to the Philippines in Feb 2017. (This was the only time in 2017 where we were physically together, for around 2 weeks only)* Ever since I went back to Aus in March 2017, we have remained in contact and continued our relationship. We started talking about our future and getting married in Australia constantly throughout 2017 to present. QUESTION 1: Does this count to 'when we got engaged'?? or only when he actually proposed to me with a ring? Is there a certain requirement for how long we are supposed to be engaged for? * I went on a vacation to visit him in the Philippines twice in 2018. (first visit was for almost 2 months, and second visit was for 1 month). We did talk about him getting a tourist visa but he has not yet had the opportunity to visit me in Australia due to college and work (and He has never tried travelling to other countries before, but he got his passport earlier this year) QUESTION 2: Is that going to be an issue to be concerned about? Does he need to visit me in Australia first prior to lodging our visa? * We both met each other's family in 2018.I only have 3 photos together with us with my family, and only 2 photos of us with my fiance’s family. (We met up way more times than this, but we just did not take lots of photos back then when i was in the philippines twice in 2018). As for friends, we also only have 1 photo with our friends in 2018. Our friends are graduating from college and some are working full time, causes a clash in our schedules which is why we didn’t really get the chance to spend more time with our friends (plus we were honestly focused on spending our limited time of being physically together alot more)Will this be an issue of concern? Do I need to provide more photos than this? QUESTION 3: Will this be a problem? Do I need to supply more photos than that? * As of now, I will be visiting him in the Philippines again for a month in mid January 2019, and in February we are going to be travelling together for the first time (and his first time travelling in general) to Singapore for our 2nd Anniversary. * During my time in the Philippines in Jan-February 2019, We are planning to get his medical exams done there in advance and then lodge our visa in March 2019. As for our Notice of Intended Marriage, I am planning to get that done in early January 2019 before I leave Australia to go to the Philippines.QUESTION 4: Will this be okay to get these documents a month prior to lodging our visa? Is it allowed? These are also a list of relationship evidence requirements that I have gathered so far:- 2017 call logs and message history- 2018 call logs and message history- 2017 social media posts- 2018 social media posts- receipts of gifts we gave to each other (with bank transactions)- receipts of our hotel bookings (with bank transactions)- receipts of uber ride histories showing us visiting each other’s houses, going to our hotels, dates, etc (with bank transactions)- timeline of our relationship that shows photos of significant events and joint activities - receipts of times money was sent to fiance through remittance website (with bank transactions)- receipts of our hotel and flight bookings for our trip to singapore in feb 2019. QUESTION 5: in regards to ‘ proof that you and your prospective spouse have met face-to-face as adults since turning 18 and know each other personally’ in our written statement it is mentioned that we met in 2017 when we were 19 years old. What other evidence can I provide for this section? Question 6: in regards to ‘proof that you and your prospective spouse genuinely intend to live as spouses’ We included talking about our plans to live together in our written statements and also included screenshots of chats/messages about this, as well as links of rental properties we both liked that we sent to each other. Question 7: I only have 3 photos together with my fiance and my family, and only 2 photos of me with my fiance’s family. (We met up way more times than this, but we just did not take lots of photos back then when i was in the philippines twice in 2018). As for friends, we also only have 1 photo with our friends in 2018. Our friends are graduating from college and some are working full time, causes a clash in our schedules which is why we didn’t really get the chance to spend more time with our friends (plus we were honestly focused on spending our limited time of being physically together alot more) Will this be an issue of concern? Do I need to provide more photos than this? Question 8: In regards to joint activities, I can only think about including photos of us going on dates. We never travelled anywhere in 2017 and 2018. We have never went on weddings or parties (only one family reunion event). What are other examples of joint activities?? Question 9: In regards to Form 888 Statutory Declarations, I am planning to get 3-4 stat decs to be completed in Jan 2019 (2 months before visa lodgement) is this okay? does it matter when a stat dec is made? Question 10: In regards to fiance’s Form 80 Character assessment.. My Fiance does not hold a bachelor’s degree since he decided to stop his university studies mid 2018 in order to work full time (his first job) to help save for our future and for the visa. Will this affect our application, or give a bad impression ? Question 11: Since philippines is a high risk country, does that mean processing time for our visa will take longer? IM SO SORRY for the long post and the many questions.I am just feeling scared and overwhelmed, only a couple more months until we plan to lodge our visa! We really want to be approved same as everyone else.. We truly appreciate it if you could let us know anything we are missing, any kind of advice, suggestion, or important info!THANK YOU SOOO SO MUCH!!
  8. Hello! For majority of my relationship requirement documents (for Prospective Marriage Visa), I used Microsoft Powerpoint (since I personally found that it is way easier to use in terms of positioning photos and texts compared to Word). I saved them in PDF format, and they are all waayyy over the 5MB limit. I have heard that there are programs and websites that can be used to compress the file size in order to reduce it and make it adhere to the limit.. However Im just worried if it will affect the quality and not make it readable. Please let me know how you handled this? If you've used size compressor websites/programs, how did it go? any suggestions? advice? THANK YOU SOO SO MUCH!!!
  9. I am looking at getting a carer visa What are the details to get a carer visa to bring a girl from overseas to assist with my caring.
  10. markaplacador

    Offshore to Onshore POSSIBLE???

    Hi Good day to all. I have checked through the topics but there is no relation to ours. We have submitted our prospective visa application last May 2018. We are getting married in September 2018, I currently have tourist visa until 2020. Is it possible to change the application from offshore to onshore? My Fiance' wants me to stay after the wedding. How can we pull this off? I wanted to stay after the wedding and apply bridging visa but we have submitted the application as offshore. Is there a way without making a new application as onshore? Thank you so much!
  11. Hello Just so that everyone gets an idea of how long the process takes for visit visa, kindly reply with your visa processing timeline in the format below. Date visa applied on: Bio-metrics: Grant/Refusal Date: Cheers ! Usman
  12. Dear All I am a holder of Pakistani passport and have today applied for the visit visa of Australia. I plan to visit Australia for 9 days. I am currently residing in Kuwait as I was born here and working here since 2012 as an computer engineer. I have applied to visit Sydney on new year's eve as I visit different cities every year. I currently hold valid visit visa of USA, U.K and Canada which I have visited in last 1 year. I have provided all the documents including air ticket, property documents, salary certificate, leave approval letter, family tree, hotel reservation, planned activites and bank statements with savings of over AUD$50k What are the chances of my visa approval and is it possible that the decision can be made quickly on my application with all the documents provided ? What is the maximum validity of visit visa ? Thanks for your time.
  13. satishkumarr

    Visa Options For Mother

    Hi All, My brother [PR holder] and I [citizen of Australia] have been living in Australia for well over 10 years along with our families. My brother and I are the only children for my parents. We are from an Indian origin. 3 years ago my dad passed away. After this, we were bringing our mother to Australia on a Visitor Visa in the hope that she could spend sometime with us and the remaining time in India. This worked ok for us for 2 years. This year we have taken the decision that it is best if mom spends a more significant time with us rather than in India. I have been reading various forums and the immigration wesbsite and noted that as a first step prior to any long term visa solution, I would have to apply for removal of Condition 8503 - NO FURTHER STAY. Assuming, I am successful, with this, I would like to apply for a visa that gives mother the freedom to stay with us as long as she wishes without any travel restrictions [Her current Visitor visa has condition 8558 - MAXIMUM 12 MONTHS STAY IN 18 MONTHS ]. Below are some of the visa options I have with me. I would like to seek advice on which of the below visa options I should choose and any pros or cons: - Contributory parent visa (subclass 143) - Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115) - Parent visa (subclass 103) - Aged Parent visa (subclass 804) - Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835) - Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864) PS: My mother's age is 64. Appreicate your feedbacks and responses. Thanks, Satish
  14. Since November 2008, I have worked with three companies. I applied for ACS on November 2017. Had joined a new company in October 2017. I provided details for the previous three companies A, B, C for the ACS evaluation. ACS evaluation came in Feb 2018. In the ACS report, my experience start date was given as November 2014. When submitting EOI for 189 category visa, I added the experience of the fourth company D which I am still working with. I have received an invite. I have two doubts: 1) Will the experience of company D, which is not mentioned in the ACS report, considered for the Visa application? 2) Can I provide affidavit/statuary declaration by a senior in the company D? I have Employment Reference letters from all the previous companies. Please help.
  15. Hello, I made a student visa application, I am of French nationality but I do not reside in metropolitan France but on Reunion Island (French department overseas). I received by mail a letter asking me to give my biometric information. The biometric centre is in Paris is more than 9000 km from where I live. In addition, the nearest biometric country is 3000 km away. I first contacted the global service centre which confirmed to me that I had to go to Paris to give my fingerprints. I contacted a second time this one who finally told me that it was not necessary if I resided more than 2000 km from a biometric center and that I had to send a letter explaining my situation. I do not know what to do. Would anyone have an answer to give me? Thank you in advance.
  16. Hi To those who are struggling to achieve 79+ in PTE. And to those who want those extra 5 points to meet the effective cut off for immigration by giving NAATI CCL in Hindi. Please contact me as I have preparation kits which I used to successfully clear the exams in the first attempt. Thanks.
  17. Hi All, My sister and her family moved form UK to Australia two years ago on the old working visa and has residency. It was never an option at the time to move with them because I did not think I would qualify for a visa and also had a old dog (she passed away before Christmas). I was under the impression having a degree would be very beneficial to help get a work visa. Being 35 I needed to change careers and now have a BA (HONS) Computer Multimedia and Visual Effects. Basically video editing, video effects (The visual effects you see on movie and films), multimedia effects, and also equipment operation, cameras and production setups. My question is having changed careers, I have no experience in my BA degree field. Do I qualify for a work visa or can I get another visa with having family in the country? Thank You I have been browsing this forum for a long time, it helped me to decide to go back to University.
  18. Hi everyone. My wife is in student visa in australia and currently studying MPA in australia. She had lodged student dependent visa for me from australia on 7th of October. I got acknowledgement from high commission new delhi stating that they recieve application on 7th october and advise me would take 10-12 weeks. I belong to AL 3 country and my initial understanding is the processing time is 90 days for AL 3 countries. But till now I havent heard any thing from high commission. When Shall I expect to get my visa? How long does it take its almost 14 weeks now. Any advise how long should I have to wait still?
  19. Hi Sunbelt I want to come to Thailand to discuss buying a company to move our manufacturing to Thailand, how can I get a business visa to do this. The Rock
  20. BayWars94

    Photos Of Documents?

    So I recently lodged my 801/820 application in January, and I didn't realize there was a specific time frame that I would have to send documents and whatever else was needed. I am absolutely terrified of having my visa rejected as I couldn't imagine having to leave my husband behind to return to America. We recently got married in October of 2017, and having the opportunity to spend each day with him has been the most wonderful experience of my entire life. I've been so anxious and stressed all day because I want to get everything done but I'm unsure if I'm doing things absolutely correctly. One of those things I'm unsure of is with attaching my documents online; is it acceptable to take high quality photos of the requested documents? Or do they have to be professionally scanned? If I have attached photographs of my documents that were not scans will my application be rejected? Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions.
  21. Hello! I am new to this forum. I had submitted my 2nd stage application 2 months ago and waiting for the result now. Does anyone know if immi will contact me before they grant me the visa? And if I need to do the health check again? I had done the health check before my 309 visa was granted, but it has pasted 12 months already. When I check my application status (online), it showed "required examination not yet determined" under health assessment page. And any idea how long it will take to process the 2nd stage? Thanks.
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  24. Has anyone had any recent experience in having a visitor visa refusal overturned in Australia by the Migration Review Tribunal. I would particularly like to know the associated costs involved and how long the procedure takes. I am an Australian citizen and my brother is Vietnamese. He applied for a visitor visa to come and stay with me in Australia for a holiday. My brother has a good well paid job in Vietnam and has previously traveled to the USA where our sister lives. In fact he still has a current 10 year USA visa. He included with his application a letter from his employer as well has proof of savings of AUD$8000. He submitted his visitor visa application in Vietnam with all of the required documents, but I did not provide a letter of invitation nor was proof that he is my brother included with his application. It was however stated on his application form that he was travelling to Australia to stay with me, his brother, and my details were put on his form where it asked whether the applicant has any family members in Australia. Just on a side note I obtained by permanent residency through skilled migration and then eventually Australian citizenship. His visitor visa application was refused by the Australian Embassy in Vietnam because evidence of our claimed family relationship was not included with his application. Why didn't the Embassy call my brother or me and ask for proof of this? If they had, then proof could have easily been supplied and his visitor visa would not have been refused in the first place. I yesterday contacted the Department of Immigration in Australia and they told me that once a visa application has been refused then the case cannot be overturned by Australian Immigration, but any review rights would be explained on the visa refusal notice. I spoke to my brother last night and asked him to email me a copy of the visa refusal notice. As we are brothers, the decision can be reviewed by the Migration Review Tribunal. I am confident we can have the decision overturned as we can provide evidence that we are brothers, namely our birth certificates and that of our parents, who are both deceased. I would appreciate any feedback from people that have had recent experience in having a visitor visa refusal overturned by the Migration Review Tribunal, particularly any costs involved and how long the process will take.
  25. Visitor visa (subclass 600) Tourist Stream: document checklist Visa application requirements differ from country to country. If you are outside Australia, your nearestimmigration office outside Australia will tell you exactly how to lodge your application and what documents to provide.​ You need to provide documents to support your application for this visa. We can make a decision using the information you provide when you lodge your application. It is in your interest to provide as much information as possible with your application. Provide certified copies of original documents. Do not include original documents unless we specifically ask for them. Police certificates should be original documents. Documents not in English must be accompanied by accredited English translations. Use this checklist to make sure your application is complete. Forms A completed application form.Receiving assistance If someone gives you advice or lodges your application for you: Form 956 Advice by a migration agent/exempt person of providing immigration assistance (133KB PDF)(the agent or exempt person completes the form and you must sign it). If you would like someone else to receive correspondence from us on your behalf:Form 956a Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient (116KB PDF) ​Charges Pay the visa application charge.Your identity Certified copies of the biographical pages of the current passports or travel documents of all people included in the application (these are the pages with the holder's photo and personal details and the issue/expiry dates). One recent passport sized photograph (45 mm x 35 mm) of each person included in the application.These photographs should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background. Print the name of the person on the back of the photograph. If your name has changed or the name of anyone included in your application has changed: a certified copy of evidence of the name change. Certified copies of birth certificates for you and any other person included in the application. The certificates must show the names of both parents of each person. The character requirements If anyone included in the application has served in the armed forces of any country: certified copies of their military service record or discharge papers.Documents to show you are a visitor Evidence of sufficient funds, such as personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts, taxation records or credit card limit. If you are visiting relatives or friends, a letter of invitation from your relative or friend in Australia. If your relative or friend is paying for your visit, evidence that they have the necessary funds. If you are visiting under the Tourist stream: Your itinerary for your stay in Australia. Other information to show that you have an incentive and authority to return to your home country, such as:a letter from your employer stating your intention to return to your job evidence of enrolment at a school, college or university in your home country evidence of immediate family members in your home country evidence of your visa or residence status in your home country, and your right to return evidence of property or other significant assets owned in your home country. Children younger than 18 years of age If you are younger than 18 years of age: evidence that every person with a legal right to decide where you live consents to your travel to Australia on this visa. If one or both parents are not coming with you, provide:a statutory declaration giving their permission Form 1229 Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years (125KB PDF). If you use this form, you will have to attach a certified copy of your parent’s or guardian’s government-issued identification document (such as a passport or drivers licence) with their photograph and their signature. If you are younger than 18 years of age and you will stay in Australia with someone other than a parent, legal guardian or relative: a declaration signed by the person who will be responsible for you in Australia Form 1257 Undertaking declaration (125KB PDF). Evidence of enrolment at school, college or university.
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