Partner or Spouse Visa people
Love Versus Goliath covers a range of topics. While our specific Partner or Spouse Visa journey involving Australia is the main topic, it is also about family life, immigration, cultural adaptation, asylum seekers, politics and human rights. There must also be some reference to sex in here somewhere as the highest number of Google impressions is still the search term “qatarsex” (yes, all one word). Not a high CTR (click-through rate) on that one, which is not at all surprising! If you are new to this site, go here: Partner/Spouse Visa.
I sometimes wonder how many readers are “Partner Visa people”. Today I was looking at the search terms used to find us. Here is a small selection of the search terms from the last 30 days that relate to visas. I don’t know if all of these relate to Australia or if all of them relate to Partner or Spouse visas.
i work and have a house will i win appeal for spouse
can spouse visa be denied?
example of statement telling visa officer about you relationship
visa availability system failures
australian visa temporary permission
can yo rebutt your visa dienal
what to say on a statutory declaration form 888
do you get originals back visa
immigration agent with mrt appeal experience
spouse visa denied australia
when you come to australia whith visa subclass 309 what you have to do
spouse visa motivation letter
failed visa statutory declaration affected
appealing partner visa cancellation
visa denied through australia spouse
spouse visa denied
spousal visa denial appeal
partner visa 309
my husband has been given a spouse visa on appeal
spouse visa appeal processing time 2011
supporting statement examples for partner visa appl. form 888
I’m not 100% sure that the “barefoot mrt” really applies – the idea of appearing at a tribunal hearing barefoot intrigues me! Maybe they were looking for something else entirely!
There are other search terms about photos, who is the best lawyer: the list goes on.
It seems our geographical base of readers continues to grow. I believe Sitemeter records only the last 100 visitors for free accounts, so this is just the spread of the last 100 on August 3:
I know that even DIAC pops by from time to time.
I just happened to notice a visit one day and I thought that was interesting, so I’ve kept an eye out when I think to do so. I hope if they read anything, they have been reminded we are real people, not just numbered files. I do recognise that when there is just paper-based decision-making, over time one can become disconnected from the people, the humanity, involved. I’ve witnessed this myself in other organisations unrelated to visas! I noticed some claims officers in an insurance company I once worked for became rather cynical about claims over time. Even if relating our journey makes one decision maker rethink one case, I would feel good!
Partner Visa people tend not to comment: they contact us privately or go to the Forums I have linked to on Partner/Spouse Visa. Consequently it is hard to determine how many visitors are in the same pickle we were once in. I see some of the search terms and wonder about the people doing the searching. Trying to find answers. I know they are discovering a world they never knew existed. I initially wrote that page at the end of March this year and it has a steady readership: not huge, but steady. After all, we aren’t the most numerous demographic in the world!
We are getting very close to 30,000 page views, hence all this reflective thought. I know some of the people I have spoken to over the months since I started writing have come back to me to let us know how they are going. I like that. I am hoping to hear of another successful appeal next month! That couple married in 2009 – they are still trying to be together and it will be a few more months yet if they win their appeal.
One thing that still bothers me is the lack of concern from people who should care about the situation. This whole debate is about human rights and individual freedoms. Yet it seems those in positions of influence can’t see past the media beat ups about “sham marriages” to the real issues. This is very sad.
Edit Aug 20
We’ve received on-line coverage before, several times and today we are covered again in the Immigration Law Daily on-line paper. This mostly covers USA immigration matters, but it is lovely to be recognised!
Edit Aug 24
We are also three of the top four Google search results in Australia for “partner visa denied”. Out of about 4,790,000 results, that’s not too bad!