Time Of Application Criteria For A 485 Visa It is important to make sure that you provide all required documents at the time of your 485 Visa application. This means that you should upload the documents to your online IMMI account immediately after your application was lodged. What If I Don’t Upload At The Time…

Bridging Visa Grant Do you think that as soon as you have applied for a visa onshore, your existing visa (eg visitor visa) is automatically replaced with a bridging visa? Well – its very dangerous to assume this! Bridging visas (BVs) “bridge” you in the period from when an existing visa ceases to be “in effect” up…

Marketing Specialist Refused Because Of Genuine Position Our client X came to us after her nomination for the occupation of Marketing Specialist was lodged and refused because it failed to meet the genuine position requirement. X was initially employed at a real estate agency as an Executive Assistant whilst she was on a subclass 417…

Looking for help with understanding the genuine position criteria for a 457 visa? Top 3 Things You Must Know About The Genuine Position Criteria In my experience, I’ve found the 
”Genuine Position” criteria the most problematic criteria to meet when lodging any 457 Nomination Application. If you don’t get this criterion right from the outset, you should expect…

Looking for help after your Australian visa rejection? If your visa has been rejected, you need to know what type of visa rejection it is. Visa Rejection Because Of Invalid Application This is perhaps the worst type of rejection because you may now be unlawful. Invalid applications mean that any bridging visa you thought you…

Are you a refugee or asylum seeker in Australia? Refugee Visa or Protection Visa? In Australia, refugee visas for those seeking asylum or Australian government protection are know as protection visas. What is a “refugee visa”? Also known as a “protection visa” or “asylum visa” or “asylum application” or “asylum-seeker visa”, a refugee visa provides refugees…

This bogus document problem is that a Case Officer from the Department of Immigration believes that you have deliberately tried to mislead them eg. using fake documents or fake paperwork. Immigration is aware that false documents or false paperwork is often provided to them. Visa applicants do this with the intention to secure a more favourable immigration outcome. Bogus…

Take a close look at your visa grant letter to see if the visa grant subject to an 8503 condition. Is yours? 8503 Condition Look for these words on your visa label or in your visa grant letter: “No Further Stay”. “No Further Stay” – So what? The 8503 condition, if it applies, makes almost…

Has your Australian visa been cancelled or have you received a visa cancellation notice? #1 What Is Visa Cancellation? This means that a departmental officer (or Minister for Immigration personally) has decided to cancel a visa which the Department of Immigration (DIBP) has previously granted. A decision to cancel a visa will usually result in the…

Been refused because of schedule 3? The Schedule 3 Problem Schedule 3 sets out out additional criteria that must be satisfied when a visa application is lodged in Australia, and where the applicant is not the holder of a substantive visa at the time of grant (ie. usually the applicant is in Australia and is the…

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