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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I received my citizenship certificate on 13thFeb 20(rellay happy), until I realised that all the names I have 3) are capital indicates they are Surnames. So as per certificate, I donot have a first name/given name :confused: My concern is when I apply for the passport would it be...
  2. Visas and immigration
    For our '820 Partner Visa' applicant identity proof, I have gathered: my passport (Czech Republican), Birth Certificate and a passport picture. I don't have any other ID (from any country) except for my second passport (Serbian) and credit cards from Australia and Ireland. Should I attach...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Good day. I would just like to ask whether I can use my married name when applying for 820 visa but with a passport still in maiden name? My passport still has 1 year validity left and I have not renewed it yet. All my other documents here in Australia are now in my married name already such as...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone - I'd really like some advice. My Irish wife is in Australia on a spousal visa. Our 3-year-old daughter is a dual citizen. We are expecting another child in August. Since my Irish mother-in-law is ill and awaiting a serious operation, my wife intends to return home for a few months...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi all! :) I have dual citizenship (mother is Japanese, father is British). I was born in UK therefore my birth certificate is British and states my full name: Alayna Saori CARTZ. However, when I came to Australia 3.5 years ago on a student visa (current), I came on my Japanese citizenship...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I am an Australian citizen and my wife is a permanent resident. Her Indian passport is due to expire next May 2018 and so we applied for a renewal at VFS. The application was accepted and is currently in process. Her current passport has her ex-spouse name. The divorce was...
  7. Visas and immigration
    My Partner visa (309) got approved earlier this week after applying back in February. I want to change my surname to my husband's but I entered my maiden name for my application because that's what all my legal documents say (we got married in January), so if I was gonna change my surname before...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello, My father is a dual Australian UK citizen(he was born there and moved here as a kid) and I am wanting to apply for my citizenship - by descent with form 118, looking for a better life than the UK for my newborn. Only problem, dad and I aren't on good terms, we do not talk but he has...
  9. New member introductions
    Hi, my partner is a Sudan national and I am an Australian citizen. We have been living together in Indonesia from September 2016 until December 2016. And I have just come back over to spend March & April 2017 with him. We have been living in Indonesia on savings and haven't worked here or have...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Im wondering if anyone knows what other documents or proof that can be provided to prove that I lived in Australia. It suggested a passport but being that I moved from NZ to Australia in 1995, I have changed passports a few times since then and no longer have that passport. I lived in Australia...
  11. Visas and immigration
    A number of new measures relating to visas and passports in Australia have been confirmed in the Government's annual Budget announcement. A three year multiple entry visa will be introduced for low immigration risk nationals from India, Thailand, Vietnam and Chile and a user pays visitor visa...
  12. Visas and immigration
    hi there I'm an indian passport holder applying for a visitor visa (tourist substream 600), from US. I'm not eligible for an ETA or a e-visa, so need to mail a paper application to the consulate in Washington DC. The website says "Do not include original documents unless we specifically ask...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I applied in Oct 14 for the partnervisa and am still waiting... my partner and I have recently moved house and he also got a new pasport. I, as the applicant, could change my details of address online within my immu-account but it seems impossible to change my partners (my sponsor)...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, My passport is expiring in October 2016. We applied online for PMV last month. We just want to know if it's best to renew my passport now and submit form 929 through Immi Account or wait for the visa grant before renewing the passport and submitting to Immi Account. If we submit...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hello! I am at my wit's end so any help appreciated! I have received invitation to lodge visa application for 189 visa on July 06, 2015 and I am in the process of collecting documents, not yet lodged the application. My concern is that my passport expires in Nov 2015 and it's not renewed yet...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, My passport is going to expire in another 4 months. And I am planning to return next month. I do have a valid RRV. Any ideas if the that is going to be any issue? Regards Vin
  17. Visas and immigration
    Further expansion to the SmartGate capability at Australian airports has been announced following a successful trial by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). SmartGate use will be permanently expanded to eligible Singapore nationals arriving at any of Australia's eight...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I lodged an application for an Australian Visa (subclass 190) two days ago and have already paid the processing fee. My application was already acknowledged by DIBP and I was in the process of uploading my evidences, when I noticed that I have entered the wrong passport number in my...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I have the below clarification. Can anyone help. I have applied my ACS and I expect my result within a month time. By the mean time can I apply for passport renewal, which I could get that done in 10 days. Will that cause any issues while applying for 189, as the passport copy attached...
  20. Visas and immigration
    People who have lost important documents such as passports and visas in the current wave of bush fires in Australia will not have to pay to have them replaced. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that all fees will be waived for those seeking to replace current passports lost or destroyed in the...
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