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Unusual Citizenship Case In The Tribunal

The Tribunal has a look at the "special residence" exception Here’s an unusual case under the Australian Citizenship Act for your consideration. It involves the question...

Limitations On Sponsorships For Partner Visas

Decision highlights issues that must be considered by Tribunal in determining whether compelling circumstances justify waiving the limits Have you been frustrated by a decision...

Finding Jurisdictional Error In Partner Visa Cases Involving Schedule 3

Showing that Tribunal failed to properly consider and address all aspects of applicant's claim may be effective strategy Have you had the frustrating experience in...

Failure To Update Information Concerning Changed Health Circumstances Leads To Visa Cancellation

Federal Court rules that claimed lack of knowledge at time of visa grant is not an excuse Can it be problematic if someone who has...

Subclass 485 Visas And The Australian Study Requirement

Tribunal decision indicates that periods of study required for separate courses can be added together even if courses taken at same time Have you ever...

Tips For Handling An Application For Judicial Review

A case provides helpful reminders about what not to do Sometimes it’s possible to learn a lot more when a case goes wrong that when...

Is Apprehended Violence Order Fatal To Citizenship Application

Tribunal decision suggests that being given an AVO and even breaching it may not doom chances for citizenship Do you think that having an Apprehended...

A New Strategy for Schedule 3 Cases

Tribunal decision suggests that proving fear of harm may support grant of waiver What is a compelling reason for not applying Schedule 3 criteria? This is...

Australian Citizenship and the General Residency Requirement

Tribunal decision turns on exercise of discretion to exempt a period of unlawful presence because of administrative error by the Department Is it possible for...

Full Court Decision On The Section 48A Bar Against Further Onshore Applications For Protection...

The Full Court holds that the bar applies very broadly Is it possible to make a valid application for a protection from onshore in Australia...
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