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The Australian Partner Visa program requires that visa applicants and sponsor applicants both prepare a relationship statement. This post will explore what’s required from the visa applicant and the sponsor applicant for their relationship statement. The purpose of this statement is: Firstly, to explain the nature of your relationship, how
On 20 March 2019, the Morrison Government announced its planned Migration Program for the 2019-20 Migration Year. Accordingly, a number of the set quota ceilings (that is, the maximum number of visas that can be issued in that category) have been altered in most of the key visa categories.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The English Language Requirements depend on your nationality and the Visa Subclass that you are applying for. Being test on your English and determining the level of English fluency that you are required to show is a daunting prospect for many clients. Yet don’t be disheartened There are a few
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
If you hold a 3 year Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a 5 year Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV), you must make a further application for a TPV or SHEV before your current visa expires. If your current visa expires you will not be lawful in Australia. This will cause
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
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.
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.