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Old 08-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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Terrible. Have no idea how people even have this sort of cash. I feel sorry for all the couples that have to go through this. Maybe off topic but I keep seeing ads online and on TV about asylum seekers- ' you won't be re-settled here' - now what person in their country living in the dust or whatever is going to be able to get online to see these ads? And how about the billboards? Here! Seems like a wasted of taxpayers money.

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Old 08-09-2013, 04:46 PM
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I think the ads r for those already settled here to see. So that they can pass on the message to their folks back home.

And also to show that the government is working.

Actually, do u guys think the increase in application fees would reduce fraudulent application?


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Old 08-09-2013, 05:22 PM
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I read the heading of this post and my stomach turned.
Are they for real? It's outrageous.

How many other things do you know of that go up in price by 15% every three months. I honestly don't think this is the right way to pay back their debt....Australian's will be forced to move oversea's with the partner they wanted to bring to Australia and they will lose money in their tax payments! It's seriously getting to the point where it almost seems not worth the stress!

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Actually, do u guys think the increase in application fees would reduce fraudulent application?
While I can't say anything about fraud, I do assume that the increase in fees will reduce genuine applications. I become more and more convinced that this is the actual idea as time goes on and new policies are rolled out every few months.

If they choose to make fees so high, they should advertise this far and wide. As it is people only learn about the huge financial commitment they will be asked to make, by their own government, when they're already in love with someone from overseas. By that time, I think most of us would agree that it's too late to actually have a choice in the matter.

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Old 08-10-2013, 08:17 AM
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While I can't say anything about fraud, I do assume that the increase in fees will reduce genuine applications. I become more and more convinced that this is the actual idea as time goes on and new policies are rolled out every few months.

If they choose to make fees so high, they should advertise this far and wide. As it is people only learn about the huge financial commitment they will be asked to make, by their own government, when they're already in love with someone from overseas. By that time, I think most of us would agree that it's too late to actually have a choice in the matter.
Think about the visa application fee before you fall in love?

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:21 AM
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Think about the visa application fee before you fall in love?
Absolutely. Better than making a difficult decision, if necessary, when you're already in love. I think it would be good in any case for it to be clear at the outset that your government will essentially force you into exile to be with the one you love if you can't afford the fee to bring them here.

I was ready to drop everything in order to be with my husband for years in his country just because we couldn't afford the fee. There are some who aren't. Would you doubt that having information about potential obstacles before you encounter them is a good thing?


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Old 08-10-2013, 09:37 AM
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Absolutely. Better than making a difficult decision, if necessary, when you're already in love. I think it would be good in any case for it to be clear at the outset that your government will essentially force you into exile to be with the one you love if you can't afford the fee to bring them here.

I was ready to drop everything in order to be with my husband for years in his country just because we couldn't afford the fee. There are some who aren't. Would you doubt that having information about potential obstacles before you encounter them is a good thing?
Well, I thought love means both of you will clear all the obstacles to be together? Cart before the horse?

Visa rules changing all the time. But, true love is not something that you encounter very often.

Anyway, it is actually very ridiculous and frustrating to see the visa application fee increased and increased while we are working hard to collect evidence and filling out the paperwork.


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Well, I thought love means both of you will clear all the obstacles to be together? Cart before the horse?

Visa rules changing all the time. But, true love is not something that you encounter very often.
For some it is not as clear-cut as that. We had one heartbreaking story several months ago on the forum which made it clear that sometimes, despite true love, life circumstances (including meddling governments) don't allow you to be with the person you want.

Lucky for you and me, we're able to give it all we've got to clear all obstacles together. But for those who aren't able for one reason or another, knowing that such potential obstacles exist beforehand allows them to make informed decisions. I don't see the problem in making people informed of just what hoops they will have to jump through in order to be with the person they love, if that person happens to be from overseas.


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all this just adds to the reason i am not going to vote,i will gust get my name crossed off that's all,our government don't care about our situations, i have spent thousands trying to get every thing sorted so my love can apply for immigration,thousands that could have set us up here, i am one that is seriously thinking of turning the tables and going to live in the Philippines, but may be that's just what they want.


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i emailed the australian embassy in london asking if its true its going to be going up again and this is what they sent-

There is no specific way to present your application, however please avoidputting each document in individual plastic folders or hole punching thepages. It is recommended that you provide as much of the supportingdocumentation as possible when you lodge your application.To make an application we require:- the applicant to complete and sign Form 47SP- the sponsor to complete and sign Form 40SP- Form 47A, for any dependent children over the age of 18-The Visa Application Charge- The Base application charge is $ 2680.Please note that your application maybe subject to additional charges.Please see the following link to determine if further visa applicationcharges will be applicable to you:http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/...ing-table.htm- a copy of the applicants passport bio-data page- a copy of the applicants full-length birth certificate- evidence of the sponsors visa/Citizenship status for Australia- documentary evidence of your relationship, for more information see thechecklists below

she didnt really answer it looks more like a standard email..


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