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  1. Issues and current events
    Hi, there. :) I'm a student from RMIT and doing research on Kids wear. Could anyone who buy kids wear for your kids in Australia please give me a super easy/quick hand with a survey? It only takes no more than 3 mins. If you are willing to help, please ping me a private message and I will...
  2. Visas and immigration
    hi friends, please guide me on following questions. My PR is already received and i have made one entry in Australia. I am now married 2 years plus. 1) i am applying for partner 309/100 visa for my wife, i also have a baby girl. Do i have to only include my baby girl as migrating in partner...
  3. New member introductions
    Hi everyone :) hope all is well I`ll be joining in on the adventure of returning back to Australia after being aboard for 14 years with the majority of that time spent in Spain with my Spanish wife and 3 kids with dual citizenship (spain/aust). I hope to gain enough information to make our move...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I am living in Australia for past 2 years with my wife, and we have permanent residency. My wife is due to have a baby by end of October this year :) and we are planning to have the baby overseas (India), because of carer needs. The thing is if we plan so, I will have to apply for...
  5. Visas and immigration
    URGENT, I have a situation with my 300 visa. After all the documentation provided the Case Officer has requested my NON migrant kids medicals. As Im divorced, without custody, living in a different country as my kids, I have no access to them to provide their medicals. The Officer requested the...
  6. Visas and immigration
    I did not include my husband's children on the original application as it asked for dependent children, which they are not. I have had a request for more information, one of the things is to complete the Form 80 - characteristics. This form asked if he has any children, whether biological...
  7. New member introductions
    Hi guys, new to the group but in search of some info. I'm Irish, my partner is Australian and we have a 6 month old daughter together. We applied for a defacto visa in December so waiting for that. In the meantime I've been wondering what could happen if we were to break up. What would happen...
  8. Visas and immigration
    New research recommends that migrant and refugee children in Australia should be exposed to more non-English-based subjects such as art and sport to help them to make friends. It will also help them with the transition into school education and improve their wellbeing, according to researchers...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi, we have an urgent issue here. I am a PR (Permanent resident) parent from Sydney applying for passport for my 3 months old infant (we are travelling away next tues 16/9). 2 Auspost outlets we tried they did not accept our application due to the Grant Notice document printout of my PR status...
  10. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government has announced new measures that will enable more children to be released onto bridging visas from detention and save taxpayers more than $50 million. The government has finalised new bridging visa arrangements that it says will provide greater protection and support...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice on our predicament. I came to Australia on the 457 visa. At the time, my wife did not complete the spouse application, as we were expecting our 2nd child. He has now been born, and we are waiting for his passport. We have tickets booked to come to Australia...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, My partner and I are in the process of applying for a spouse visa. We're both from Ireland but my partner has been sponsored in Australia since April last year due to the recession here. At the time, I didnt join him as I felt our daughter was too young to be uprooted across the...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Dear All, Me and my wife are PR holder under subclass 175. Recently our family status is change after birth of our first child. I want to apply for her visa from UAE and have following confusions: 1- Should I apply through VFS? 2- Do I need to fill 1229? (I do not think as we are biological...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi my husband and i have been married for 9 months, we applied for a defacto/spouse visa about 11 months ago...we had only been living together 6 months at that time...today we recieved an email stating "Since you do not meet the criteria on de-facto grounds at time of application, you have the...
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  16. Visas and immigration
    Hello All, Currently applying for Offshore Defacto 309 in New Zealand. Have been phoning Auckland Offices for weeks now, with nothing but busy lines, leaving voicemails with no reply at all. Seeing as this has hit a dead end it seems, I wondered if anybody can advise whether its compulsory to...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi, i have started researching all the info required for a defacto/partner visa (subclass 309) applying off shore .. however im a little confused. My partner and I live in the UK (he is Portuguese/EU passport), and myself (dual passport UK/Aus). We been together 1 and a half years, and plan...
  18. General chit-chat and news
    The government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard had recently announced a spate of changes on how to handle potential asylum seekers as they await a decision on their applications for immigration into Australia. The major changes include the establishment of new facilities and the expansion of...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Major policy changes are now being implemented by the Australian government. One part of the new changes includes the transfer of children and families from the immigration detention centers into community accommodations. New immigration detention centers would be established in Perth and...
  20. Visas and immigration
    With the lifting of the suspension on the processing of asylum seeker visas, the biggest beneficiaries are the individuals detained in the many centers throughout Australia. While many benefit, the over seven hundred children in detention can now hope to start a new life. Others though the...
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