Immigration will notify you of the partner visa refusal. The ‘decision record’. In the letter it will state how long you have to appeal the decision. This is days from the date of the letter. So please read the letter carefully.
Be sure to meet this deadline to appeal the partner visa refused. Sponsors do need to be ‘approved’ and in being ‘approved’ they have to satisfy the sponsorship requirements but this is not a decision that is taken separate to the visa application. So guess what readers? Taking the time to actually read the legislation and the explanatory notes and analyse how they will work pays off. This post is deliberately late because I didn’t want to be like every other migration agent out there writing a blog post scaring everyone into buying their services.
See full list on partnervisaguide. A whole heap of changes were made to the Migration Act and the amendments were to the Family Migration Programme of which partner visas are a part of. But in reality, most of the changes relate to the parentcategory of visas – another subclass of visas that the Australian government have no problems squeezing money out of by jacking up the prices. All family member visas are sponsored whether they’re tourists, parents or in our case partners and spouses.
So the amendments were made to the requirements of sponsorship, namely around the sponsorship undertakings. Under the new sponsorship requirements, the sponsor must provide evidence that they will be and can be responsible for the visa applicant’s financial and accommodation needs. In a parent context you can imagine this is very important that the aged parent doesn’t require assistance from the Australian government, welfare and healthcare system. But if you dig deeper into the legislation and see what they have amended and said in regards to the sponsorship undertaking for partner visas, there is no separate sponsorship approval process.
In fact the sponsorship undertaking is considered dealt with when you tick the boxes in the application form that says ‘I agree to be responsible for my partner’s fi. It means that if the sponsor doesn’t fulfil the requirements of being a sponsor, the visa can be refused. Before these changes, the sponsor wasn’t looked at. All the sponsor needed to be was Australian, older than and not currently married.
With these changes, the sponsor has to undergo police checks if requeste and if the sponsor cannot provide for the financial and accommodation needs of the visa applicant for at least years after the grant of the visa, then that may be a reason to refuse the partner visa. These changes have been made as an increasing response to combat family violence. This also makes sense in the context of parent visas or other family visas. If the adult children do not have the means to provide for their ageing parent, then the sponsorship undertaking has not been satisfied and therefore there is no need to consider the rest of the visa application. It merely changes the order in which the case officer looks at a partner visa application.
Before, the emphasis was on the visa applicant to prove their case and the sponsor (the Australian partner) didn’t need to do much or provide much evidence that they are eligible sponsors. Going forwar the case officer will increasingly look at the eligibility of the sponsor to sponsor a foreign partner. It is more like a change in the procedure for case officers and they now need to ask the following question: 1. Is the sponsor eligible to sponsor? If no, refuse the visa.
I would say still try to get your applications in before June because we all know that price hikes happen around then. But in terms of these new sponsorship requirements, I wouldn’t be worrying too much about having to undergo a separate approval process because it doesn’t exist. My suggestion is to continue in an orderly fashion and don’t get scammed by migration agents who are pressuring you and scaring you into working with them. Given the Government’s incompetence in handling the political situation and Wuhan Flu from China, we are desperate to look for any possibilities to move back to Melbourne ASAP.
I have daughters with my partner. One year old and second 1. I could understand them. REPORT Visa Refused. There are two categories in a partner visa , namely the temporary partner visa and the permanent partner visa.
EDT A British lawyer has been unable to bring his. Note partner visa application fees are approaching $0– well in excess of actual resources being allocated to the processing. Partner Visa Refusal. Hi Brooke, We have been granted my partner permanent visa off shore after months and days wait!
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