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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi If anyone knows, I'd like to know what the easiest way is of a Canadian Citizen to move to Australia as a Permanent Resident? My friend does not know anyone in Australia (No family or relatives here). 1) Is their such thing as buying Permanent Residency? 2) Can you apply from Canada to...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I just wanted to try to start a thread for the PMV 300 applied through Ottawa. I'm hoping to hear from Canadians and people from Central America/Latin American and The Caribbean (like myself); but really anyone can respond to this thread. It isn't limited to Ottawa, I just haven't...
  3. Visas and immigration
    My partner and I are completing our statements for our De Facto Visa and we started spending almost every night together only a month and a half of dating. Should we specify that this is on our statements? My partner thinks we should say that we started spending almost every night together at a...
  4. Visas and immigration
    On page 6 there is the question about your usual country of residence. My partner is from Canada who is looking to complete the 801 visa. Should she put Canada, even though she is hoping to stay in Australia with me? Secondly, for the residential address, it says this should be for your usual...
  5. Visas and immigration
    This might be a dumb question, but I will ask it anyway. I have applied for an 820/801 in Australia - do I have to inform the Canadian government that I have applied for a permanent visa in another country? Are there any negative consequences of applying for a permanent visa in another country...
  6. International Travel
    The age limit for young people from Ireland and Canada who want to spend a year working and travelling in Australia has been increased to 35 years, it has been announced. Previously those wishing to benefit from the Working Holiday visa programme had to be aged 30 years or under. (By...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Ministers in Australia have announced an agreement to expand the age range for young people using the international experience Canada programme to visit the country. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Australia and Canada concerning youth mobility means that both Australian and...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello all! Newbie here.. I'm trying to weigh up applying for the offshore partner visa (309) versus going to Australia on a tourist visa and then applying for the onshore (820). I am currently living in Canada, my partner (who's an Aussie) is here as well currently on a working holiday visa...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Good afternoon, I am a 29-year-old Canadian plumber. I began my apprenticeship in June 2013 here in Nova Scotia, Canada. In June 2017, after my interprovincial exam, I will be a fully qualified "Red Seal" plumber. My goal is to move to Australia permanently. My partner (29 British citizen...
  10. Visas and immigration
    I lived in Canada for 2 years and moved to Australia 3 years ago. I will be applying for residency in Australia and require to get a police clearance from Canada, while being in Australia. Does anyone know the procedure and the department in Australia that is responsible for it? Is there a...
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    Hi all, I've noticed its been a little quiet in the Ottawa Embassy and haven't heard of anyone's action on anyone the PMV on this site. I've been waiting 5 months, 2 weeks and 2 days but who's counting? lol If anyone on this site has heard anything from the Ottawa Embassy I would love to...
  15. Visas and immigration
    I am currently applying for my 820 visa. I need to get an RCMP clearance letter and need to get fingerprints taken at a local police station in order to get this. Has anyone else been to a police station in the Brisbane area to get the fingerprints for an RCMP check and how easy or difficult was...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I'm Canadian, my husband is Australian and we live in London, UK. I have a couple of questions before I start gathering what I need to apply. 1) Can I apply from London, or would I have to return to Canada? (I'm thinking I can stay, but want to make sure) 2) Do you always need a...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hello! Wow thanks everyone so far this has been super helpful. I am not sure if this question has been asked (for my fellow Canadians) or if I just couldn't find it. Anyways I am almost ready to submit my defacto visa application (few more weeks to go) and I am just trying to figure out the...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am about to apply for the Partner Visa subclass 820, but I am still waiting for my police check to return from Canada. Am I able to lodge the rest of my application and then add that when it arrives? Or should I wait until everything arrives? My travel visa expired the beginning of...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hey everyone! Just got the dreaded "refusal" email on 19/10/15 because of lack of evidence. I think I sent off a very bad application :( without using an Immigration lawyer/Migration agent. Just wanted to get some information from anyone that has been in this situation and is able to offer any...
  20. Education
    Australian universities have become involved in a global programme that will promote more opportunities for students to take part in international study and research. Universities Australia has signed an agreement with Canadian organisation, Mitacs, which will allow Australian undergraduate...
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