Elderly Australian denies asylum seeker marriage is for visa

An elderly refugee advocate has denied marrying a 31-year-old asylum seeker to bypass Australian immigration restrictions, the Daily Telegraph reports. Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/03/25/10/27/elderly-australian-denies-asylum-seeker-marriage-is-for-visa#1w2fYP3dbW0emS7x.99

Bid to re-open family visas rejected

An appeal to re-open eight family visa subclasses closed by the Department of Immigration last month has been rejected in parliament. The motion to disallow the Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014 was defeated in the House of Representatives on 15 July. According to Minister Morrison, the decision to remove the eight …

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Aged Parent Visa

UK-born mother-and-daughter Pat Leggett and Pauline Tuft, had been looking forward to Pat’s relocation to join her daughter in Adelaide since the decision was made back in February this year.  What neither of them expected was for their visa category to suddenly close whilst in the middle of preparing their application. “It was all a bit of …

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Government abruptly closes Family visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection didn’t make many friends amongst Registered Migration Agents or visa applicants last week, after shutting down a number of Family visa types with scarcely 12 hours’ notice. Among those axed were the Non-Contributory Parent visa, Aged Parent visa, Aged Dependent Relative visa, Remaining Relative visa and Carer visa, …

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