Partner visas and the road to residency

Partner visas and the road to residency

Partner and spouse visa applications.

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Why Lauren Orrett turned to VSA when her Partner visa was refused

Why Lauren Orrett turned to VSA when her Partner visa was refused

Every year thousands of people lodge visa applications to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Many submit the paperwork themselves, but applying for any visa can be a complex and time consuming process and while the majority will be successful, there are some that will be rejected. There can be numerous reasons for a refusal, more serious issues like fraud or ineligibility may surface, but often it's just simple mistakes like lack of evidence or inconsistencies which are behind a rejection.

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Not all Relationships are Created Equal

Not all Relationships are Created Equal

As with any visa, there are a myriad of tests and paperwork to be completed. While it is important that proper relationship screenings take place to determine the legitimacy of the relationship, how strict should visa laws be when it comes to applicants having to update their relationship status?

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