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Tag Archive | immigration

Australia and women: for those considering migration

You are a man from what is often referred to as a “traditional culture”. For whatever reason you find yourself living in Australia, or considering living in Australia. There are women in your life: a mother, sisters, a wife, daughters. There are some things you need to understand, some beliefs you need to let go. […]

Are decision makers adequately resourced?

In earlier articles I looked at the fee structure, international obligations and the growing pipeline of Partner Visa applications. Today I ask questions about the decision makers themselves. As the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) do not respond to questions from other than working journalists, my questions have not been answered. Consequently I […]

What price justice for love

There is a group of Australians struggling for justice that are ignored by the rest of the population. As a member of that group myself, I pay attention to developments in the field. Sadly, apart from myself, this group suffers in silence. These people suffer in silence out of fear. If you, a fellow Australian, […]

Statement of History of Relationship Partner Visa 309/100

Recently I asked a regular reader of this website what else she would like to see me write about as she expressed how helpful she had found other articles I had written. She responded, on Why do I do this?: In my humble opinion, I think the Statutory Declarations and Relationship Statements would be good. […]

Partner (Spouse) Visa Applications and certified copies

I have written several articles about Partner (Spouse) Visa applications in the past, yet not once have I explained “certified copies”.   In speaking to several people lately who are submitting Partner Visa applications I have realised the concept of certified copies of documents is a mystery to many people. Just photocopying your birth certificate, marriage certificate […]

I for Immigration

Given immigration looms so large in our extended family, I felt this was an appropriate topic for the “I” article of Our A – Z of Australia.  The results of the 2011 Census are not yet available, sadly, so I am depending on the 2006 Census data for this look at Australia. Michel Lawrence spent two […]

Statutory Declaration by a Supporting Witness Form 888 Partner Visa

Form 888 is the form completed by people willing to be supporting witnesses to a partner class visa application.  If you are looking for information about the Statement of History of Relationship, refer to Statement of History of Relationship Partner Visa 309/100. I see many, many search terms reach this site looking for what to […]

Do you need representation for a Partner Visa?

On Partner/Spouse Visa Denied? I don’t specifically recommend representation by a migration agent or lawyer for either an initial visa application or an MRT appeal.  Each couple must make their own decision.  These are my personal thoughts on this question.  I re-iterate my statement from Applying for a partner visa?: I am NOT a migration agent.  Anything I say […]