Including Dependents On Your Visa Application
The Australian Government has introduced far reaching changes to the definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) for the purpose of most visa applications. There are now significant limitations on the class of persons that can be considered part of MoFU and hence be included in a visa application.
Character Assessment of Australian Sponsors of Partner Visa Applications
From 18 November 2016, Australian citizen and permanent resident Sponsors of Partner Visa and Prospective Marriage Visa applications (“a partner visa”), are subject to character testing. In line with current Australian Government strategies to reduce family violence in the Australian community, the new provisions have been introduced to prevent Australians who have committed a relevant offence from being able to sponsor someone for a partner visa.
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Distinguished Talent Visa

The Distinguished Talent visa can be used by a person who is able to demonstrate they have an internationally-recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in a profession, the arts, sport, or research and academia.

We have assisted a diverse group of applicants who have sought to obtain this visa. They include:

  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Academics
  • Scientists
  • Inventors
  • Film Directors
  • Producers
  • Animation Experts
  • Sportspeople

How we are able to assist:

  • Written advice on application requirements and stages
  • Assistance with drafting reference letters
  • Advice on required supporting documents
  • Preparing a detailed nomination application
  • Preparing the visa application
  • Making detailed written legal submissions to the Department of Immigration
  • Ongoing liaison with the Department of Immigration during all stages of processing

Contact Visa Lawyers Australia for assistance

More details on the requirements for the Distinguished Talent Visa.

Updated 18 February 2013.