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.

Temporary Residency

The majority of people come to Australia as temporary residents. Temporary residency is granted to people who come to Australia for a particular purpose, for example, to study, do an internship, work for a particular company or to visit as a holidaymaker. Many temporary residency visas provide a pathway to permanent residency.

In most cases temporary visas are subject to limitations and conditions which may include:

  • Time restrictions on entering and remaining in Australia
  • Work restrictions
  • Study obligations
  • Health insurance requirements
  • No further visa applications from within Australia

Contact Visa Lawyers Australia for assistance.