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Lack of interest in partner’s religious life not fatal to visa application

Federal Court holds that it is only one aspect of the overall question of the degree of emotional support present in the relationship Does it...

PIC 4020 Isn’t Always Fatal!

Tribunal may fall into error if it does not provide reasons for refusing to grant waiver Suppose a visa applicant submits a “bogus document” to...

Important Full Court Decision on Jurisdictional Error in Partner Visa Cases

The Tribunal must make specific findings concerning all the matters relating to the circumstances of the relationship that are listed in Regulation 1.15A(3)!!! How can...

Full Court Guidance on Public Interest Criterion 4020

Court holds that there is no requirement for a bogus document to also be false and misleading in a material particular What is the correct...

Motives For Relationship Don’t Matter When Applying for Partner Visa

Federal Circuit Court Holds That Even Motive to Gain Permanent Residency Not Fatal to Partner Visa Application Does it matter if an applicant for a...

The Angkawijaya Case: No Need to Establish the Existence of Romantic Love For a...

In the case of Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Angkawijaya (2016) FCAFC 5 (29 January 2016), the Full Court unanimously held that...

Essential Reading About Partner Visa Applications Based On A De Facto Relationship

A decision from the The Full Court Federal Court that an applicant and her/his sponsor do not need to live together er prior to lodging...

Future Intentions Not Sufficient To Support Schedule 2 Waiver

Court holds that circumstances relied upon for waiver request must actually exist at time of decision, and plans to have a child in the...

Full Court Decision On Child Visas

Court's judgment clarifies when a child will be considered to be "dependent" under Regulaiton 1.03 Who is a “dependent child” within the meaning of the Migration...

Cancellation Of Student Visa

Driving a taxi too many hours results in loss of visa It really is a “time-honoured” tradition for people who are “new migrants” to a...
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