Resident return 155/157 visa – Department processing time

Department’s current processing times (updated 22 June 2018)   The Department’s processing time for the 155/157 Resident Return visa increased significantly in around early 2018. The Department’s current processing times are approximately:   5 years 155 visa: 3-10 days from the date of lodgement 1 year 155 visa: 3-5 months or potentially longer depending on the complexity of your application […]

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Partner 820 & 309 visa – Spouse and de-facto (updated June 2018)

Please also see our new partner visa articles:   Comprehensive 11 steps partner visa guide from checking your visa eligibility to the Department’s decision Preparing your supporting declarations and the information that you should include in your supporting statutory declarations Detailed statutory declaration example for an Australian partner visa application, covering relevant considerations such as the […]

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187 RSMS visa – Comprehensive requirements (updated June 2018)

Update: The Department of Jobs and Small Business have flagged the following potential changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists in their May 2018 newsletter.   The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 187 visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating employer for a role that is located in ‘regional Australia’. These eligible regional areas are […]

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Partner 820 & 309 visa – Preparing Statutory Your Declarations

Please also see our new partner visa articles:   Comprehensive 11 steps partner visa guide from checking your visa eligibility to the Department’s decision Our Partner visa article outlining the main partner visa and sponsorship requirements Detailed statutory declaration example for an Australian partner visa application, covering relevant considerations such as the development of the relationship, […]

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