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Australian Partner Visas

Australian Partner Visas

To be eligible for a Partner Visa you must be married to, or in a de facto (common law) relationship, with an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Under the Partner Visa, your partner must sponsor you for a period of 2 years. After this, if the relationship is...
Changes to Partner Visa Sponsorship – Delayed

Changes to Partner Visa Sponsorship – Delayed

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) has released information after receiving advice from the Department of Home Affairs.The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016, passed by Parliament on 28 November 2018, will provide a framework to...
Family Visa Sponsorship Changes Confirmed

Family Visa Sponsorship Changes Confirmed

The Australian Government has just announced that the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2018 will commence on 17 April 2019.This amendment allows Immigration to implement a separate sponsorship process for Family Visa sponsors – such as...
Important Changes to Partner Visas

Important Changes to Partner Visas

The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 has passed both houses of Parliament in November 2018 and is now awaiting royal assent. Who Will This Affect Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens who wish to...