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Old 01-09-2015, 06:45 AM
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2015 what will happen this year?

What will happen this year for Partner and PMV visas.

If history is anything to go by we can expect-

* a little increase, no increase or even a reduction in Immigrations planning level numbers.

* A visa fee increase $10,000 or more is a trending figure.

* informed waiting times of 18 -24 months (they maybe published the following year/s).

* less contact with Case Officers (if that is possible).

***** As related - Longer MRT wait times and much higher fees.

Happy New Year all, and good luck to all.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:06 AM
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some "good news" esp. for genuine applicants
* more stringent checks
* more substantial evidence needed
* more spot checks and like
* maybe less approvals for those with dodgy or little evidence.

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I prefer Immi officers to come to the given residential address and do spot check rathar thsn being judgemental on the phone. I suppose, it is their job. I should not complain, it would be hard job to determine the genuinity of the relationship.

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With you there - 5 mins in a couples house shows more than 500 pages of good letter writing skills.

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Yeah, but spot checking every applicant would require WAY more employees and WAY increase the cost of the migration program, which you can bet they'd recoup by tripling or quadrupling the family visa fees. No thanks!

I know what you guys mean though - they'd see instantaneously how combined our household is and that hubby and I are legit. Let's just say we had to hide certain indications that our relationship is MUCH more than just friendly when friends came over the other day so their 3 year old wouldn't see something and say "Daddy, what's that?" and have to have the facts of life explained to him. LOL.

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LOL CG you crack me up!

I wonder if DIBP would help with the gardening if they came when we were doing the gardening (yes we lead a boring life!).

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CG we have already had those increases in recent times and worse if kids included so great to have a actual valid reason for a change.

Mostly I hate the extra costs to include kids made not long ago. I can afford it but many can not - I feel for them a lot.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:02 AM
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In my opinion it's not feasible in any way to ask IMMI to come by and look at your house.

What about couples that currently live apart? And can you imagine how many more people they would have to employ all over the world? What about applications that are sent to other countries because their country doesn't have a processing centre. Would they then fly someone out to see the applicants house? It doesn't make any sense to implement anything like that.

If a IMMI representative was to come by my apartment right now they would see that a male and female live here together - but there is nothing that would tell them it's a truly genuine relationship? Unless they count genuine as two toothbrushes in the bathroom, my clothes in the closet and a picture on the wall of the two of us. There is certainly nothing in my apartment that couldn't be staged.

If someone is fraudulently trying to get into Australia - willing to pay to $7000 fee - living with the person sponsoring you isn't going to be a huge deal if it means you get PR at the end of it.

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Missing the point I think??? it is after arrival?? then check at some point all as was said. If not evict if not as per paperwork said??? not offshore inspections.

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Engaus I do understand and agreed with what are you saying. I post above based on my experience with Immi. At the end of the day, we all aware if someone wants to fake the relationship they can easily do.

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