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How much will you pay for Love?

Did you know that Partner Visa applications make up around 30% of all the applications for review lodged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’) !

Over 55% of those decisions are ‘set aside’, meaning that the relationships are found to be genuine. The visa applicants, however, did not know how to present their relationships clearly to the Department of Immigration and were unaware of the myriad of hidden dangers.

Latest publish from AAT shows average time for finalizing reviews between 01/12/2019 and 31/05/2020 for partner visa takes around 738 days! Who wouldn’t want to avoid 4 years waiting period only to get a refusal at the end of it?

Ensuring your initial visa application is accurate, decision-ready and contains the required evidence for approval, means that you and your partner can be reunited and commence your life together in Australia sooner.

All too often we have seen applicants who have lodged their applications themselves with only a marriage certificate as evidence, disappointed and angry when their application has been refused.

Partner visa applicants are hit with $7.823.01 in government application fees. Admittedly, the Partner visa fee covers both the transitional and residence visa applications. For some applicants who are eligible for permanent residence directly – and perhaps not least because of the 12-25 month processing time at the Department of Immigration – the higher fee is still payable regardless of being related to only one application process.

The application fee is a financial disadvantage to Partner Visa applicants, and it often feels like there are fewer funds available to consult with and obtain the services of a migration professional. Before ditching the advisor, consider the long term advantages of a successful Partner visa and the consequences if something does go wrong. Then ask yourself the following:

If after answering these questions you feel uncertainty, then, for you, choosing the services of a Professional Registered Migration agent for your migration journey would be a wise choice.

Talk to us here at Migration Downunder and we will advise you on the best solution for your particular circumstances and help prepare you for the journey ahead, with peace of mind.

Published Wed 9 January 2019.

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