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Nov 18 2017

Nov 2017: Changes to Partner Visa Lodgement Options


All Partner Visas to be Lodged Online ONLY

From 18 November 2017, all Partner visa applications, including Prospective Marriage visas, must be lodged online through an ImmiAccount.
Lodging an application in person at any offices of the Department will not be allowed for the Partner Visa subclasses 820, 801, 309, 100 & 300.

Source: www.border.gov.au

The Following Important Changes are also mentioned, but not yet on the DIBP website:

  • Any applications lodged before and after 18 November 2017 and not finally decided may get refused without notice and without requests for further information if the application is not decision ready.
  • For applications lodged prior to 18 November 2017, the Department will provide only ONE opportunity to submit additional documentation.

This indicates that all applications MUST be decision ready, no more incomplete applications.

This was tabled in the Senate on: 13 Nov 2017: Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2017






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