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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all. I have entered Australia on a travel visa an would like to apply to a refugee visa. If I am being honest, I feel like I might not get it, and I am concerned about any implications it might have on me if I'd want to come back to Australia as tourist for example, if it doesn't get...
  2. New member introductions
    Good Day! Respectful request for urgent Sponsorship to immigrate to Australia, and other assistance. 1 I am in need of getting sponsorship for my aimed immigration to Australia. 2 My case is quite complex, and the best way to understand at least the essence of my situation, and to understand...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Employment, a welcoming community and opportunities for young people are the key elements for the successful settlement of migrants and refugees in Australia, a conference has heard. What people want the most is a sense of belonging, equal opportunities, recognition, inclusion, trust and...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Law students in Australia are being paired up with refugee families to help them complete key administrative tasks involved as part of the immigration process. Filling in forms and checking documents can be hard for people who have left fled their home and when they arrive in Australia there...
  5. Visas and immigration
    More than 10,000 people displaced by the wars in Syria and Iraq have started to make a new home and life in Australia, the department of immigration has confirmed. Australia committed to resettle an additional 12,000 people displaced by the conflicts and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, First I wanted to thank everybody on this forum, you helped me a lot to apply for my visa to stay in Australia. So THANK YOU ALL!!!!! Here is the story, I am a french girl who felt in love with an Iranian guy (who came as a refugee on a boat in Australia, IMA: Illegal maritime arrival...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Has anyone had any experience on getting their partner to Australia temporarily, while waiting for the 300 Fiancee visa to be processed? I'm hoping he can come here for some of the time while this is being processed! He's a greencard holder in the US and refugee from Iran so probably in the high...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi, So my partner is a refugee living in US. He is originally from Iran, and spent 3 years in Sir Lanka while applying for refugee status, which is where we met. He's now lived in the US for a year, and we've been in a relationship for most of that time (ten months at the moment)! During that...
  9. Education
    A young woman who would never have been able to go to university in her native Iraq has revealed how moving to Australia has allowed her to gain a nursing degree. Six and a half years ago Maha Kamil arrived in Australia with her family as an Iraqi refugee and could not speak a word of English...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Australia is highlighting the contribution made by refugees who have made a new life in the country to mark World Refugee Day. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) says that Australia has history of resettling refugees and people in humanitarian need, and recognise the...
  11. Visas and immigration
    More than half of voters believe immigration to Australia over the past 10 years has been too high, according to a new poll. The Essential poll, commissioned by television station SBS, found 59% of people born in Australia think immigration is too high and 60% of those born overseas also...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Australia has committed a further eight and a half million dollars to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton announced the extra funding at a UNHCR meeting in Geneva and...
  13. Visas and immigration
    The first large scale study of the experience of humanitarian immigrants in Australia has found that the vast majority have felt welcomed and settled well into their new life in the country. Australia prides itself on being a diverse nation with nationalities from all over the world moving to...
  14. Visas and immigration
    At a time when the world has been struck by the plight of refugees fleeing from oppression in the Middle East one man has told how moving to Australia saved his family. Musician Hadi Mohammadi was arrested three times, locked up and even whipped by the authorities in Iran for playing his...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am an Australian citizen by birth. My partner is a Syrian national but he left Syria and came to Jordan in 2012 and registered in Jordan as a refugee with the UNHCR. We were Facebook friends initially. He seemed like a nice guy so I started asking him about his situation, but it was just a...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hello, If someone on a student visa of multiple years in Australia applies for a refugee status (protection visa), and say this application is rejected, will they also annul her student visa and she will be removed from the territory? Thank you very much in advance:confused:
  17. 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...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Australia is to reintroduce a controversial temporary visa system to deal with a huge backlog of asylum seekers, it has been announced. Currently, would-be refugees are dealt with in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and the tiny South Pacific island nation of Nauru, but some...
  19. Visas and immigration
    A remote refugee camp in Thailand is a long way from the hustle and bustle of Canberra, but for one woman, the move has transformed her life. Tar Eh Paw Gay has revealed how she had to flee her native Burma at the age of three after her village was burned to the ground, and how she ended up in...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Over 14,500 women have started a new life in Australia since a special programme was introduced in 1989 to give them a chance at changing their lives for the better. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Women at Risk programme, some have been explaining how moving to Australia literally saved...
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