Partner Visa

Tips and traps when lodging a partner visa

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At The Migration Agency, we understand and value that our community is enriched with the diversity arising from people moving around the world and the relationships that form across borders. Ultimately, people are the heart of our business and we work with many clients to bring them closer to the people they love. In our…

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Five face court over sham spouse visa scam

Marriage Visa Scam

The Department of Home Affairs has refused the partner visa applications of 164 foreign nationals who were allegedly found to be linked with the scam. An Indian national has faced court over allegations of masterminding a marriage visa scam that targeted South Asian communities, involving 164 partner visa applicants who were willing to pay large…

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New Visa Fees From 1 July 2017

The Australian government has increased fees for almost all visas. The new measures, announced in the Federal Budget 2017-18, will come into effect on 1st July, 2017. A full list of new visa fees is outlined below. Visa applicants can expect annual fee increases with all Visa Application Charges being increased annually in accordance with the…

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How to Avoid Delays in Partner Visa Processing

Waiting for a decision on your partner visa? In a recent briefing to members of the Migration Institute of Australia, the Department of Immigration has advised some key changes to Partner processing times. Due to pressure to decrease staff numbers in line with the Government’s wider plans to reduce public sector expenditure, the Department is experiencing resourcing…

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