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Category: Partner visa information

A Stage 2 partner visa granted in just 8 weeks? Surely not!

‘Wins’ in our workplace are great, always great. We love getting visa grant notifications in our inbox. They are especially brilliant however when a stage 2 partner visa is granted in 8 WEEKS!! Yes, 8 weeks. Not the 2 years the DHA suggests. This truly amazing achievement was down to the unbelievably hard work put …

1st July is here – what changes can we expect to immigration?

We have reached that time of the year where things can be shaken up in the world of immigration. 1st July always holds some changes and this year is no exception. The major changes, in short, are outlined below. We at TranQuill Legal know just how confusing all these changes can be and how they …

Partner visa backlog continues

Former Immigration Department Deputy Secretary, Abul Rizvi, has reported in an article published in The Independent that Peter Dutton cut down on the number of partner visas available. This action has created a backlog of 80,000 applicants. At end June 2018, the Government had allowed a backlog of over 80,000 “Partner visa” applications to build up. …

Extra points for migrating to regional Australia as a singleton – BUT also with a partner

So it seems there are potentially additional points up for grabs if you migrate to Australia as a single person, but also if you are migration with a spouse! This may sound a bit complicated and contradictory, but it will be explained …. According to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, three …

What’s new in Australian Immigration law for 2019? – PART 1 (partner visas)

There are a lot of changes afoot in the world of Australian Immigration Law. 2019 will be a busy year. Over the next few posts we will highlight some of the changes that are likely to occur and how they may affect you: Starting with the partner visa – we have previously talked about the …

Changes to partner visa legislation hopes to reduce family violence

In a bid to tackle family violence, the Australian government has introduced a new requirement for those sponsoring their spouses for a partner visa. The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 was recently passed by the Senate, meaning it will be harder for people with a history of domestic violence to sponsor a …