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Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

The separate sponsorship framework will first be implemented in the new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa which will be open for sponsorship applications from 17 April 2019.

Further regulation and system changes are required for the new framework to apply to other visas. At this stage, there is no timeframe for expansion of the new sponsorship framework to other family visas and therefore the current arrangements for existing visas, including partner visas, will continue to operate from 17 April 2019.

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Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

The separate sponsorship framework will first be implemented in the new Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa which will be open for sponsorship applications from 17 April 2019.

Further regulation and system changes are required for the new framework to apply to other visas. At this stage, there is no timeframe for expansion of the new sponsorship framework to other family visas and therefore the current arrangements for existing visas, including partner visas, will continue to operate from 17 April 2019.

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Hi Nick,

I'm sorry you are probably sick of this question by now...

Regarding the sponsor approval, have you heard anything about the process they have implemented for the parent visas as of April 17? I thought that might give us an idea as to how it is being implemented and how it might be implemented later for partner visas.

Also, with your experience in mind do you think that they would give much notice about the changes being implemented? Do you think they could say all of a sudden, we will implement the changes for partner visas tomorrow? next week? next year? I guess what I'm asking is do they tend to give reasonable notice with these kinds of things?

And lastly, can we throw away this date of 11 June as being irrelevant now if there is no "timeframe for expansion"?

Thanks for you help!


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I've seen this info regarding the new sponsorship for the parent visa:

Applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019.

The sponsorship application fee is $420.

Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa subclass 870.

Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019


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Thanks for your reply! And that looks like bad news for potential partner visa applicants in terms of cost... another $420 will probably be thrown on top for them too.

But the fact that applications will open on July 1 and that the sponsor applications opened April 17 suggests they don't have a super long turn around time for sponsor approvals for that particular visa. Could be different for partner visas. But that also suggests to me that they will still be deciding how to implement this for partner visas.

Funny they chose July 1. Corresponds also perfectly with the visa price hike of 5%.

I'm still not sure if this 6 month time frame as noted in the legislation (bellow) is enforceable for the other visas, considering the 17th or April was not used. So if anyone has any idea whether 11th of June is still a deadline for implementation that would be great to know!

"A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.
However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period."


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Thanks for your reply! And that looks like bad news for potential partner visa applicants in terms of cost... another $420 will probably be thrown on top for them too.

But the fact that applications will open on July 1 and that the sponsor applications opened April 17 suggests they don't have a super long turn around time for sponsor approvals for that particular visa. Could be different for partner visas. But that also suggests to me that they will still be deciding how to implement this for partner visas.

Funny they chose July 1. Corresponds also perfectly with the visa price hike of 5%.

I'm still not sure if this 6 month time frame as noted in the legislation (bellow) is enforceable for the other visas, considering the 17th or April was not used. So if anyone has any idea whether 11th of June is still a deadline for implementation that would be great to know!

"A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.
However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period."
Its really hard to know but keep an eye on the immi log in page everyday. For the 17th of april changes they had a message a week prior about work visa changes and maintenance. When we see a message about a change or long maintenance it can be a clue that the partner visa changes might be included in that maintenance. This is a big change to applications for partner and will require at least 12hrs of IT work. Small 4-8hrs maintance is ok, but something like that might need 12hrs-18hrs.


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So you think that the notice would only be 12-18 hours? At any day?


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So you think that the notice would only be 12-18 hours? At any day?
As per all the other posts there is simply no way of knowing


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Hi Nick,

I'm sorry you are probably sick of this question by now...

Regarding the sponsor approval, have you heard anything about the process they have implemented for the parent visas as of April 17? I thought that might give us an idea as to how it is being implemented and how it might be implemented later for partner visas.

Also, with your experience in mind do you think that they would give much notice about the changes being implemented? Do you think they could say all of a sudden, we will implement the changes for partner visas tomorrow? next week? next year? I guess what I'm asking is do they tend to give reasonable notice with these kinds of things?

And lastly, can we throw away this date of 11 June as being irrelevant now if there is no "timeframe for expansion"?

Thanks for you help!
The 11th of June is the date the legislation automatically comes into effect, being 6 months and 1 day after it received Royal Assent, it could
come into effect any time prior to 11 June.

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