Why use Byron Bay Migration Agency to lodge your Partner Visa application

Why use Byron Bay Migration Agency to lodge your Partner Visa application

Not all of the information and documents required in support of your Partner Visa application is listed on the Department’s website. The only person qualified to determine what information and documents will be required in your particular circumstances is a registered migration agent. Case Officers have the discretion to refuse a visa if it is incomplete or is inconsistent with your previous applications in any way, and are under no obligation to seek clarification or to request missing documents. Don’t risk your non-refundable $7160 Visa Application Charge by providing insufficient evidence of your relationship. Have your application prepared by a local migration agent Australia who will meet with you personally, assess your circumstances and advise what is required to lodge a strong and compelling visa application. An initial consultation with Byron Bay Migration Agency to discuss your circumstances costs AUD$200, which is then deducted from our professional fees should we prepare and lodge your permanent Partner Visa application. Please get in touch for further...
Partner visa processing times

Partner visa processing times

Some clients in Byron Bay have been horrified recently when I’ve told them they may need to wait over 2 years for a decision on their Partner Visa Australia application. As at today’s date 19 September 2018, partner visa Australia applications are taking between 19-25 months to be decided. With the help of a migration agent Australia though, there are some things you can do to increase the chance of your application being decided as early as possible, such as lodging a “decision-ready” application. Lodging a decision-ready application maximises the chance of a quick decision and minimises the chance of refusal because: your Case Officer already has all the information he or she needs to make the decision, and your Case Officer already has all the required documents from you and your sponsor, and includes a written submission identifying how the application meets all applicable legislative criteria for grant of the visa. Each case is different and a quick decision can’t be guaranteed, of course. But my decision-ready Partner Visa applications for Byron Bay clients are consistently decided within 12 months, and I have a 100% success rate. Contact us today for more...
Why it is better to apply onshore for your Partner Visa

Why it is better to apply onshore for your Partner Visa

There are a few distinct advantages when you apply for a partner visa Australia onshore. Clients in Byron Bay who have an Australian partner often prefer to remain in Australia while they wait for a decision on their permanent partner visa Australia application. They often have a local job they don’t want to leave, but more importantly, they don’t want to leave their partner. The current processing time for Partner Visas has reached an incredible 25 months. But if you lodge a valid application for a partner visa onshore, you will be automatically granted a Bridging Visa A (BVA) at the same time. Your BVA allows you to: Remain living in Australia with your partner (De facto or spouse visa Australia) Work full time in any job – the occupation does not need to be on any list Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s public health system Appeal the decision should your application be refused. If your Working Holiday or Student visa is about to expire and you have an Australian partner, please get in touch to see if your relationship may meet the requirements for a Partner Visa...
7160 reasons to engage a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) for your partner visa application

7160 reasons to engage a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) for your partner visa application

In Byron Bay, most partner visa Australia refusals are for applications that have been lodged without the advice of an RMA, and lack sufficient evidence of a genuine partner relationship. The Department’s Case Officers have full discretion to refuse your application if there are any inconsistencies, and are no longer obliged to request missing documents. Given the huge non-refundable $7160 Visa Application Charge, and huge delays and additional expense and stress of an appeal, it is well worth engaging an RMA to take full responsibility for your case. If you have already lodged a partner visa Australia application, and are not sure whether you have provided sufficient evidence, we may still be able to help you. Depending on when you lodged your application and whether you have already received a request for further information, we may agree to take over your case. We would need to meet you and your sponsor in Byron Bay and make a full assessment of: Your Australian visa history Your current circumstances Your relationship history Your partner visa application and all previous visa applications Your partner’s sponsorship application Your documentary evidence in support of your relationship All communications between yourself and the Department What are the costs involved in taking over a self-lodged permanent partner visa application? Initial review of application and documents:        $1500 RMA to take full responsibility:                               $2700 Total:                                                                          $4200 Please get...
My partner visa application has been refused. Can I appeal the decision?

My partner visa application has been refused. Can I appeal the decision?

In most cases, yes – but there is a strict time limit of only 21 days to lodge an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) once your partner visa has been refused. A Registered Migration Agent Australia will confirm for you if you can lodge an appeal in your circumstances and advise your options. What are the costs and timeframes of an appeal with the AAT? AAT application fee:                                                            $1764 BBMA Preparation and lodgement of application:         $1000 BBMA Preparation and lodgement of submissions:       $3000 BBMA Hearing Fee:                                                             $3000 Total:                                                                                     $8764 The AAT has a huge backlog of applications and is currently taking up to 18 months for a decision. In order to advise if an appeal is your best option, please send the following to me for assessment: Refusal Decision Notice Copy of online Visa Application Copy of online sponsorship application All supporting evidence you included with your application All correspondence from the Department with you regarding your application Please get in touch with your migration agent Australia if you...