Australian Student Visas: Complete Applications mean faster processing and fewer refusals

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is currently receiving very high numbers of student visa applications. Make sure that you include ALL necessary documents with your application or your application’s processing will face delays and maybe even refusal. Remember to include plenty of evidence to show that you have enough money to support yourself […]

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10 year Australian Frequent Traveler Visitor Visa trial may be extended

Trial 10-year Frequent Traveler Visitor visa in China is underway and may become regularly available if successful On 12 December 2016 a limited trial of a new 10-year ‘Frequent Traveler’ Visitor visa began for  people who hold passports from the People’s Republic of China and are applying for the visa from within China. The visa […]

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Standing up against alienation of Australian community members; terrorism in Europe, and 5 more shameful years of Asylum seeker policies

A few weeks ago, a casually racist joke or slogan that’s been doing the rounds for many years now (dressed up as an apparent epiphany) came out of the mouth of a dearly loved family member of mine: “not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims”.   More recently, a friend I’m very fond […]

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Australian Visitor visa – 12 month maximum stay on combined visas unless exceptional circumstances exist

Australian Visitor visa – 12 month maximum stay on combined visas If you already hold a visa in Australia and you are considering applying for a visitor visa to extend your stay, you need to consider how long you have already been here on a different visa. Generally a Subclass 600 Visitor visa can only […]

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