Family visa sponsors will soon need to apply; temporary parent visa coming

Family visa sponsors will soon need to apply; temporary parent visa coming

A bill that was passed last week has created the framework for family visa sponsors, which include Australian citizens and permanent residents, to apply to be approved sponsors before a corresponding visa application can be made. This could create problems for onshore visa applicants, especially those wishing to lodge a partner visa, if processing times for these sponsor applications are lengthy. This legislation is also a precursor to the introduction of the proposed temporary parent visa.

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Partner visas: Fraud and PIC 4020 refusals, and a mysterious points tool

Partner visas: Fraud and PIC 4020 refusals, and a mysterious points tool

A very interesting requested made to the Department of Home Affairs asked whether there was a points system in assessing partner visa applications, potentially alluding to a certain risk tiering tool.

Information on refusals of Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visas, the offshore Subclass 309/100 – Partner visa and the onshore Subclass 820/801 – Partner visa were fraud was recorded, or where the applicant fails to meet public interest criterion 4020 are analysed.

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