Citizenship

‘Great victory’ for migrants: Proposed Citizenship bill struck down

The Hon Tony Burke MP gave a final speech in the senate this afternoon that will warm the hearts of those aspiring to become Australian Citizens. At the end of the senate sitting afternoon, Tony announced that the Governments Citizenship Bill – the one meant to make it really hard to become an Australian citizen […]

Partner Visa processing

Changes to Partner Visa processing

Partner Visa News: Just announced   The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that the following will impact on processing TIMES. Processing of onshore partner visas is no longer allocated by month of lodgement Priority to be given to low-risk, fully complete, applications that immediately satisfy Partner criteria Read More here To understand […]

Partner Visa

Partner Visa Price Increase – 1 January 2015

Breaking NEWS Australian Government increasing Partner Visa fees by 50% from January 1st 2015 PARTNER VISA CHARGES * Provisional and permanent partner visas – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Prospective marriage visa – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50 * Temporary and permanent partner visas – currently $4575 increased $6865.50 Further information can be found […]

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Former Migration Agent arrested and charged with migration fraud – Fraudulent Partner Visa

It is reported by the Courier Mail that a MIGRATION agent and his wedding celebrant wife are to face up to 10 years in jail. They have been charged over an alleged visa scam which saw Indian students paying for bogus marriages to Australian women and fraudulent Partner Visa applications.   Indian-Born Chetan Mohanlal Mashru […]