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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, Could please help to advise if my child can apply for citizenship? Both of us are Australia PR and my child (Under 18 years old) is also a PR. We have been staying in Australia for two and do not fulfill the 4 years residency requirements. For those seeking citizenship by conferral...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hello, My name is Johnny. I would like to share my experience and ask your advice. In May 2016, my agent applied for my Permanent Residency on my behalf. Immigration Department issued me a Bridging Visa "A" with the intent of obtaining Permanent Residency. I was holding a 457 visa at the same...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I live in Brisbane and will be eligible to apply for citizenship March 10th 2017. Is there anyone here that used Ministerial discretion? I have a couple of questions about it. - What kind of documents did you provide as evidence for Ministerial discretion (discretion 5)? - Did you...
  4. Visas and immigration
    I had a complicated visa history and I am not sure whether I can apply for citizenship now or not. Here is the brief details of my visa conditions: - I started living in Australia since July 2009 on Student visa - applied for Temporary graduate visa in March 2013 which was refused because I...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I need a little advice - am totally confused. I am an Australian citizen currently living overseas and my wife holds a valid RRV (sub class 155) which is due to expire end of next month (Aug). In the meantime it was recently brought to my attention that she fits the criteria and...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, I am a*PR*and who's considering applying for Australian citizenship. I'm thinking of applying for citizenship and requesting for the minister to exercise his discretion as I currently do not meet the residency requirements.* A brief background of my immigration history: 2007 to 2012...
  7. Visas and immigration
    I think it is best to explain in detail my current situation and hope I can get some advice. My wife and I have been married for almost 10 years. I am Australian and my wife is on a permanent residency. We have to children, the oldest 7 this year and both are Australian citizens. So my wife...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Statistical information relating to ministerial intervention in individual immigration cases is now online and will be published every six months, the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, has announced today. Under the Migration Act 1958, the minister has a range of...
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