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Why do you need help with an Australian visa?

In Australia we’re used to filling out Government forms ourselves. Many do their own tax returns. Fill in the boxes. Anyone with half a brain can do it, surely? We apply for loans. We renew licenses. We use the you-beaut free divorce-kit when our marriages collapse. Easy stuff.

Well, welcome to the parallel universe that is Migration! The place where nothing is as it seems, and intelligent, capable men crash and burn! A place where stress exists like nowhere else, and where your entire future rests on the outcome. A place where the decision is final, and the Australian Embassy doors slam shut, leaving nothing but a MRT (Migration Review Tribunal) appeal if your visa application is refused.  And probably worst is that you are pretty much kept in the dark for 9 months or more.


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Australian visa refused? What should you do?

What should you do if you have a refusal for an Australian Partner Visa or Australian Tourist Visa?


Refusals happen! They happen regularly!

Australian Migration Law is based on Commonwealth legislation. Each visa class and visa subclass is written into the Migration Regulations (Cth) 1994. The criteria they use to decide whether to grant or refuse is written into those Regulations, and this is what they use to decide whether to grant a visa application or not. If the application shows that the applicant (and sponsor, when it’s a partner visa) meets those Regulations, then the visa is granted. If it does not? By Law they must refuse it!  Continue reading


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