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Old 04-25-2020, 10:24 AM
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Renouncing Australian citizenship

Hi Mark,

Was wondering if you or any members here have any experience with renouncing Australian citizenship. I am a single mother and have been living in Germany for the past 7 years in Germany. I have sent my application for myself and my kids to renounce citizenship and paid a hefty 615$ to do so.

Does anyone know how long this process takes? Are there any complications that I should know about? We are dual British citizens already but now we're doing this (renouncing Australian citizenship) as it is the last step we need to do before becoming German citizens.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-27-2020, 08:17 PM
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Hi Mark,hope you doing good! I wanted to ask you,Me and my husband lodged the prospective marriage visa in december 2019,i went for the Biometrics in February 2020,and now due to covid19 i think they have stopped working on the visa.Our agent is telling me to make an appointment for medical checks,but from the imi office we haven’t heard something for medical check,do you think that i should make an appointment or should i wait for them to ask it? Also do you know if Australian citizens can travel overseas,as i live in Albania,and my husband in Australia? Thank you in advance ☺️
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Your lodgment of application is similar to mine.i lodge my application in Dec2019.
Can you tell me that either you been asked by DHA for biomatric or you just did?
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:35 PM
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:41 AM
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In the weeks following immediately after lodgement, we uploaded 5x 888s, utilities notices from March-June 2019, BDM Registration in July 2019,
You registered your defacto relationship after your application date? I would probably consult a migration agent ASAP


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Old 04-28-2020, 04:12 AM
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You registered your defacto relationship after your application date? I would probably consult a migration agent ASAP
Thanks for your input.

"Migration Regulation 2.03A(5) provides that r.2.03A(3) does not apply if the de facto relationship is a relationship that is registered under a law of an Australian State or Territory government.

Notably, there is no requirement in the Migration Regulations for the registration of the relationship to have taken place prior to the date of the visa application.

The registration of a relationship can satisfy r.2.03A(5) if it takes place at any time up until the time of decision, as long as it continues at that time.

The Immigration Department’s policy states the following in relation to Regulation 2.03A –

Unlike regulation.2.03A(3) which explicitly requires the 12 month relationship criterion to be met at the time of visa application, regulation 2.03A(5) is silent on when the relationship must be registered. As such, an applicant who registers their de facto relationship after the application is made but before it is decided is taken to have met regulation 2.03A(5).

So, it is best to register your relationship as soon as possible, if you need to register your relationship."


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Old 04-28-2020, 07:37 AM
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You registered your defacto relationship after your application date? I would probably consult a migration agent ASAP
To be fair. This particular thread is specifically for Mark, a registered migration agent, to answer.

Effectively a free consultation with a migration agent.


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Hey there ,
I have come to Melbourne in March 2018 on 489 family sponsored visa. Now I have completed my 2 years here and have worked on 3 full time jobs. I worked in permanent roles. Now I would like to apply for 887 visa. When I consulted my agent, he said there is a problem with the payslips. Apparently I have taken some sick leave in certain weeks and those won’t be calculated . But those are all full time works and they have paid me the salary since sick leaves should be paid. Will that affect my 52 weeks? Those weeks with paid sick leaves won’t be calculated?


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Hi Mark!

My husband and I have submitted our 309/100 application on 27/4/2020. I am currently based in Malaysia and he is a PR in Australia.
I have received the email requesting for biometric check and health assessment. However, with the current COVID19 situation, Malaysia is currently on a movement restriction order and I am unable to process any of the above within 28 days - VFS office not open, hospital not doing health assessments.

1) Do I need to upload a document/declaration onto immiaccount informing them of this or email them? Where should I upload it? If by email, whom do I email to?

2) other documents have already been prepared, such as form 888, proof of communication, etc - should I proceed with uploading these anyway for the time being?

Thank you for doing this! Hope you are keeping well.

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Old 04-29-2020, 03:24 AM
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Hi Vik-per -

That screen can be confusing - you can only upload 10 files at a time, however you generally have a total of 100 files (see indication at the top) total. Merging PDFs is a good idea - just make sure how you merge them is logical (ie, you could merge all the photos, tickets and evidence from a particular vacation trip into one file) - also note the 5MB size limit - you will make friends with your PDF shrink/compress/optimise software before long!

Note that you get 100 files for the sponsor and 100 files for the applicant, which changes once the sponsor is "approved" midway through the process - at that point you don't get to upload any more for the sponosr, so definitely consider loading up the sponsor section with anything related to the sponsor. Other files are for files you want to submit that do not fall into any of the categories that are available, so feel free to use that as appropriate.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark,
Thank you again for answering my questions so far its greatly appreciated.
So we paid our fee and it was approved today and now im uploading documents to the immi account. From what i can see a lot of our documents will be in the "relationship" requests and it only accepts 10 files. Can the rest be uploaded onto the sponsors section? )if that makes sense. The "other" documents uploads section at the bottom is that just for documents the CO requests or can more be uploaded there?
Im thinking i might have to merge some pdf's together cos we have a lot of evidence to attach lol.
Hi what do you mean half way through the sponsor gets approved? I am a sponsor and have uploaded everything I need to also my police clearance. Is there something else I need to do as sponsor ?


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Old 04-29-2020, 04:22 AM
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German police check: Hi Mark,
Just wondering if you might be able to help me. My fiancé and I have applied for PMV 300 on 19 April 2018. He had been requested to provide an updated Police check from when he was in Germany, now in Nigeria. When we applied for the police check everything was still open and we managed to post all information according to the requirements on their website in the end of February with our lawyer. All contact information they provided is not going through and we have not received the police check back.
Is it possible that the immigration can process our application without this last piece of requested information?

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