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Australian Citizenship
Citizenship
smason

Can you pass the Australian citizenship test?

Prepare for the Australian Citizenship Test Online with our free practice tests. Take the test as many times as you like. Increase your learning with detailed answers. Get immediate results and tailored feedback. In order to participate in an Australian Citizenship ceremony and become a new citizen, you need to

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Skilled Visa
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Cancellation or Refusal on Character Grounds

Summit Migration regularly assists visa holders who have had their visas cancelled or refused if the Minister or delegate of the Minister is not satisfied that the visa applicant passes the character test. Under Section 501(3A) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), the Minister or the delegate must cancel a

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Student Visa
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Valuable Insight for the TR Visa in Australia

Australia is an attractive destination for many reasons. A large number of students select Australia for further studies and many other reasons as well. At the same time, Australia also makes it easy for students to apply for their visas and to further extend it once they have completed their

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Uncategorized
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Can I Retain My Citizenship if I Obtain Australian Citizenship?

Australia allows multiple Citizenship and does not require new citizens to renounce their previous nationalities. However, once you obtain Australian Citizenship, you may automatically lose the Citizenship of your previous country. This article sets out the consequences of obtaining Australian citizenship for the original citizenship of your migrating country. Can

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Protection Visa
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How Protection Visa Applicants Can Improve Their Chance of Success

Protection Visa Applicants with a lawyer or migration agent representing them are seven times more likely to have a successful outcome at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. This and other factors are the result of a meta study of information, received from a Freedom of information Request, across 18,196 cases reviewed

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Prospective Marriage Visa
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Partner Visa Interview Questions

If you’ve lodged a Partner Visa Application, it’s possible that the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may require a meeting either face to face or by telephone. The meeting is intended to investigate the applicant and sponsor with the purpose to assist in deciding if a relationship is authentic. Below

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Uncategorized
Simon Mason

Can I Get Medicare if I hold An Australian Visa?

If you’re applying for an Australian Visa, you’re probably wondering what your healthcare entitlements are under Australian Law. Australia has a strong public health care program. However, not every person holding an Australian visa is covered by the Medicare Program. Some visas will specifically require you to purchase private health

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Parent Visa
Uncategorized
Simon Mason

Risks and Changes Coming to the Partner Visa Program in 2020

If you’re considering applying for a Partner Visa, there has never been a better time to take the next step. Our Registered Migration Agents have put together a list of changes in 2020 that are likely to affect potential partner visa applicants. Spouses Denied Entry Following Travel Bans Since the

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Partner visa refusals
Partner Visa
Simon Mason

Partner Visa Refusals

There are different reasons why an application for a Partner Visa is refused but most Partner Visa refusals fall into the categories mentioned in this article.

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Can I get an English Exemption for a Subclass 482?
Skilled Visa
Simon Mason

Can I get an English Exemption for a Subclass 482?

In order to apply for a 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa, depending on your occupation you will need to obtain an equivalent English IELTS score of at least 5 in each component or a score of 5 average with a minimum of 4.5. In some cases, an English test will not be required if you meet one of the criteria mentioned in this article.

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How to Write Your Partner Visa Relationship Statement
Partner Visa
Simon Mason

How to Write Your Partner Visa Relationship Statement

The Australian Partner Visa program requires that visa applicants and sponsor applicants both prepare a relationship statement. This post will explore what’s required in these relationship statements. The two main purposes of your statements are: Firstly, to explain the nature of your relationship, how you met and the narrative of

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Australian Citizenship
Citizenship
Simon Mason

What Happens At An Australian Citizenship Ceremony?

A citizenship ceremony is the final step on the pathway to becoming an Australian Citizen. It is an important ceremony as it formally welcomes you to Australia as a new citizen.  The team here at Summit Migration have assisted many people to become Australian Citizens and a question we are

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Overseas Student Health Cover
Student Visa
Simon Mason

Do I need Overseas Student Health Cover?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this then you’ve decided to study in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) there are more than 250,000 applications for student visas lodged in Australia every year. Unfortunately, international students are not able to access Australia’s universal health care system, Medicare. Consequentially, the criteria of

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Parent Visa
Parent Visa
Bill Wydeven

Who is Eligible to be a Sponsor for the Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa?

The temporary sponsored parent visa has been designed to permit the parents of Australian Citizens and permanent residents to spend longer time periods with their children onshore in Australia. The purpose of this sponsored visa is to allow longer periods of stay without creating an additional demand on Australia’s social

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Migration To Australia
Bill Wydeven

Why You Should Use a Migration Agent?

Why use an Australian Registered Migration Agent? Many people find the idea of preparing a Visa Application to be quite difficult. If you are one of those people, you probably should consider working with a migration agent who can help handle your Australian Immigration Applications, forms and all the associated

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Citizenship
Simon Mason

Top Ten Reasons to Apply for Australian Citizenship

If you’ve been granted a permanent resident visa, there’s 10 things you need to know about the benefits and privileges of obtaining your Australian Citizenship. While it’s true that applying for Australian Citizenship can be a complex process, the benefits of taking this next step will absolutely be worth it.

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Partner Visa
Simon Mason

Same Sex Marriage and Partner Visas

The recent legislative passing of the same sex marriage bill through the lower house of Australian Parliament brought with it a significant changes in migration options for Applicants and Sponsors who are in same sex relationships. This opens opportunities for couples who may have previously been unable to apply due

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Skilled Visa
Simon Mason

The Skilled Occupation List (Changes for 2019)

Each year, the department of Immigration and Border Protection issues a Consolidated Skill Occupation List (CSOL) in order to assist people wanting to migrate to Australia to find out what skills and what occupations are in demand in Australia. As the Australian economy experiences growth every year job demand shifts

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Partner Visa
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IMPORTANT: Changes Pending to the Partner Visa Process

Update: The Department of Home Affairs has since advised that while these changes will be forthcoming, the changes will not be commencing on 10 June 2019. We understand that implementing the changes is on the Department’s agenda but is not yet considered a priority item. You should consider that these

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Parent Visa
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Guide to Providing An Assurance Of Support For Family Visas

For some visas, including visas for your parents, an Assurance of Support (AoS) will be required by the Department of Home Affairs An Assurance of Support can be provided through the Department of Human Services or ‘Centrelink’ as it is commonly known. The website for Centrelink can be accessed here.

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Migration To Australia
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Why Move To Australia?

Moving to Australia – What’s In It For You? Australia is known worldwide as “the Lucky Country”, and it’s a top destination for permanent migrants from all over the world. Australia is a nation of opportunity, and is the perfect place to start a business, raise a family and retire.

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