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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hello all, I am new to the forum and the immigration process, my(same sex) partner and I have been reading everything we can online and studying up. I just got home from 2 weeks in Australia visiting my partner where we did register our relationship defacto. My main question at this point is...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, I am just looking for some answers/advise! Heres my story: I was living in Tasmania on my second year Working Holiday Visa. I applied for my second year visa in December and then left Australia and arrived back in the country in March 2015! So that was when i thought my visa...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi I have applied same sex defacto partner visa 309, june 2015. done medicals, police check and telephone interview with me and my partner. but havent got the final decision yet. and it is reallllllly loooong time to wait more than a year. I know you would be feeling the same way. Anyone...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone! I've been reading a lot, I know about work times and so on for dependants of PhD students... But I can't quite seem to figure out how to apply for a Visa myself as a dependent of an 574... I'm guessing he gets his paperwork done indicating that we are married and what do I do...
  5. New member introductions
    Hi there, My name is Ben and I am from Redfern NSW. I have had a long time interest in migration into Australia initially kicked off by assisting Australian citizens to migrate their partners from other countries, mostly from Asia. As time went on I assisted many people with Visitor Visa, 457...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hello, me and my partner (same sex relationship) have been dedicated and together for a good 5 or so years, I would visit and stay with him in the USA for 3 months each year after I finish that years uni classes. I will finish my bachelors degree at the end of this year (2014) and after that I...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone , I was just looking for some advice. My partner and I have printed out our defacto forms and lookin over the guidelines for applying for defacto in a few months. We want to get it right and in depth of detail so there are no holes in our application. I am a Scottish citizen and my...
  8. Education
    Hi! I'm Mark from the Philippines. I will be starting my PhD in Australia by June 2014 and I'm currently researching about the needed visa application. I found out that I need to apply for a student visa subclass 574 ( I'm eligible for SVP) but my concern comes with applying with a de facto...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, I need advice about what I should do about continuing my studies in Australia. Specifically, I am concerned about tuition fees. Brief background: I'm an American currently only a temporary two year de facto partner visa living in Australia. My two year marks ends in February...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Ohhh it's so difficult to know how to go ahead with all this. We have been in a same sex relationship for 11 years (with plenty of proof, that's not a concern) and have a NZ civil union (for over a year), we are currently working in NZ - an Aussie and an American. We've been here for 3 years...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I have a few questions about eligibility for the Subclass 461 visa. I am a New Zealand citizen and my same-sex partner is a United States Citizen. We have been in a relationship since Apr 2012 but as the Defense of Marriage Act precludes same-sex partners from immigration to the United States...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone. I will try to keep my story short as there are a lot of nuances to it, but there are some of them that still worry me so if anyone has heard of a similar situation I would take on any information. So first of all we are a same sex couple (girls). I met my partner over 2 years ago...
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