The Australian Government is turning down a record number of visa applications, particularly for partner visas for Australia. Most of these denials result from simple errors, discrepancies, or the submission of erroneous documentation. Because the application fee is non-refundable and exceeds $7,000, these blunders may be quite expensive.
Evidence that is both solid and consistent is required to establish a relationship. Because of the mental investment, as well as the financial and daily commitments, you need to do all in your power to send in a compelling application for a visa.
You are in luck because there are a few easy things you may do (or refrain from doing) to significantly boost your likelihood of being successful, and in this blog, we will explore just that.
Not Submitting Enough Evidence
We often see candidates for partner visas who make the typical error of condensing their relationship description into insufficient space. When applying for a partner visa in Australia, the expertise of migration agents can help ensure that your application meets all requirements and increases your chances of a successful outcome. The description is essential to the application since it serves as the basis for your visa (partner); thus, it is vital to ensure that it is accurate.
We would suggest that you:
- Consider investing between 6 and 10 hours in developing your relationship description.
- Ensure that your relationship description ranges from four to ten pages. Supporting it wth photo evidence is always a great idea!
- Give an in-depth account of the circumstances surrounding your first encounter with your current companion. Make sure all facts are consistent and supported by appropriate evidence.
Submitting Inconsistent Evidence
This is yet another example of one of the regular blunders regarding visas that may be easily avoided. Because of the lengthy processing delays that may apply to any Partner visa, couples’ circumstances can change and must be updated with the Departement of Home Affairs.
Any modifications must be brought up to date on both partners’ forms and other documents to guarantee that the Department of Home Affairs recognises the relationship as genuine and continuous. If you and your partner use different addresses or have addresses that clash, the case officer may infer that the relationship has ended.
Not Remembering Important Dates In Your Relationship
One of the most frequent mistakes that candidates make is forgetting to include the particular information of the critical dates in their relationship.
When you are creating the chronology for your relationship, it is highly recommended that you incorporate all of the significant events in your connection, such as the following:
- When you first met in person
- When you decided to dedicate yourself to the relationship.
- When you both moved into the same residence.
- When you decided to become engaged.
- When you finally tied the knot.
- Any time spent apart and time spent together.
Not Caring About Your Social Media
It’s possible that you don’t give much thought to the possibility that what you share on social media might affect your ability to get an Australian visa (partner visa). Contrary to popular belief, checking that the information you provide on any of your networking sites is current, correct, and presented honestly is essential.
Immigration authorities will investigate your history, and it might be a huge problem for you if the information you provide on social networking platforms is inconsistent with the data you provide in the application form.
We strongly suggest that you verify all of your online public accounts to ensure that they do not include any information that conflicts with the information you provided on the application.
For instance, forgetting to change the status of your relationship on Facebook may be considered an example of something that could become an issue.
This might be because of a valid cause, including a couple’s desire to keep their relationship private, which is particularly common in situations involving couples with the same sexual orientation. Other instances include housing, travel, or other unsuitable postings for your submitted application.
Similarly, the immigration officer could examine public records such as the college/university you both graduated from; hence, claiming particular credentials on your internet profile, which you do not have, might also pose an issue when the college or university fails to confirm the facts.
What To Do If Your Visa Application Is Rejected
If your application for a visa (partner visa) was denied, you will be required to choose whether or not you would want to reapply for the visa from the beginning or challenge the outcome to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Partner visa applications can be intricate, so seeking guidance from experienced migration agents in Australia can greatly assist in streamlining the process. It is in your best interest to seek the advice of an immigration lawyer at this juncture to maximise the likelihood that your request or appeal will not be rejected a second time.