Migration changes 2k19
Partner visa change
The Family-Violence Bill passed in the Senate. The bill means that the sponsor must approve the sponsorship before the partner is granted a visa. If you are planning to apply for a partner-visa, we advise booking for an appointment to discuss and understand how these changes may affect you.
The new rules proposed that partner visa sponsorship applications would need to be filed under strict criteria and be approved before a foreign partner visa application was filed.
The new two-step process is likely to delay the foreign partner’s application and require the foreign partner to have a valid visa until a visa application for the foreign partner can be filed.
We advise that our customers take advantage of the new regulation and exclusion of lodges their sponsorship & partner-visa application prior to the 2k19 changes.