Resident Return visa (RRV) – 155/157 Visa 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 visa (820 & 309 visas) – Spouse or De-facto Requirements

Please also see our new partner visa articles:   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 development of the relationship, financial aspects of the relationship etc. Satisfying Schedule 3 and ‘compelling reasons’ […]

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187 RSMS visa – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme Requirements

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 visa (820 & 309 visas) – Preparing Statutory Your Declarations

Please also see our new partner visa articles:   Detailed statutory declaration example for an Australian partner visa application, covering relevant considerations such as the development of the relationship, financial aspects of the relationship etc. Our Cornerstone Partner visa article outlining the main partner visa and sponsorship requirements Partner visa documents checklist to help you […]

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186 ENS visa – Employer Nomination Scheme Requirements

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 Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 visa is a permanent residency visa that requires the sponsorship of a nominating Australian employer/business. There are three separate pathways or streams for the 186 visa permanent residency […]

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