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Old 10-27-2014, 05:30 PM
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Why are visas usually rejected?

Does anyone know why visas, such as the 309, are usually rejected? Does it have to be a relatively big issue or can you just make a small mistake on your application and BAM!!! your out???

I'm planning on applying for a 309 visa and then leaving Italy for Australia around 4 months later to get a job, car, apartment etc to be ready for my Italian partners arrival because if we wait a year we will not have the money to start a new life in Australia. It would be devastating to learn a year later after starting a new life that everything has been for nought.

Does anyone know of someone who has genuinely applied and been rejected and for what reasons.

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I personally don't know anyone whose 309 was rejected. It definitely won't be rejected for a minor reason. The application will be rejected if the case officer has serious doubts on the genuineness of your relationship. Apart from that (and medical reasons), I don't see why any application should be rejected.


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309's are usually rejected because of:
- for de facto not living together for 12 months (or can't prove it) or don't have the relationship registered to waive 12 months
- for married not legally married ie. Religiously married
- determined not to be in a genuine relationship

There was a member who was rejected for a 309 because they had trouble registering the marriage in Pakistan so was only religiously married so rejected on not being officially married (they had tried for months to get it registered).

Some de facto ones have been rejected because of being short of 12 months by a couple of days.

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From what I've heard, it's usually due to not having enough evidence that the relationship is genuine. From your other posts, I don't think you have that problem since you've been together 4 years. But you still want to make sure you put together a thorough application to cover the various aspects required for evidence.

If you go through the partner migration booklet, read the various threads, and ask questions where you may feel stuck, you put yourself in a good position. Another thing you could consider doing is once you have your application documents all assembled, arrange a consultation with a migration agent. For a few hundred dollars, they'd review your application package and could let you know where you may have any concerns.

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Does anyone know why visas, such as the 309, are usually rejected? Does it have to be a relatively big issue or can you just make a small mistake on your application and BAM!!! your out???

I'm planning on applying for a 309 visa and then leaving Italy for Australia around 4 months later to get a job, car, apartment etc to be ready for my Italian partners arrival because if we wait a year we will not have the money to start a new life in Australia. It would be devastating to learn a year later after starting a new life that everything has been for nought.

Does anyone know of someone who has genuinely applied and been rejected and for what reasons.
I have never had a partner visa refused, but from reviewing applications by people who came to see me after a refusal and from reading up on professional forums over the years, I think there a 4 broad categories why visas (of any type) are refused:

1)The applicant does not meet the basic requirements and the application never stood a chance
2)Incorrect information provided
3)Insufficient supporting evidence
4)Medical and character issues

In the case of partner visas, one of the most important issues to address is the genuine relationship requirement with as much evidence as possible across the 4 categories (Financial aspects, social aspects,nature of household, history of the relationship).

Lack of documentary evidence can often be overcome by a strong submission and letters of support by friends, family, neighbours etc.

No matter how genuine the relationship is, you must try and make it easy for the case officer to tick all the boxes.

If in doubt, get professional help. Refusals are extremely costly and stressful.

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