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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 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

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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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Summit Migration Blog 3
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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Summit Migration Blog 6
Partner Visa
smason

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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Summit Migration Blog 7
Parent Visa
smason

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
smason

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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