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  1. wrussell

    189 Doctor application

    Check this; https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/registration/international-medical-graduates.aspx
  2. When applying for a visitor visa, one strategy with 'high risk' countries, including the riskiest of all, is to be able to show evidence of previous, uncomplicated, international travel. Applying in for a visitor visa that is refused t least enables a partner applicant to answer questions such as: Have you declared your relationship to any official body? Yes, Australian immigration. Why are you not living together? You refused a visitor visa. Claiming a 'partner' as a dependant with the ATO, even if not approved does no harm. Being married is one way to satisfy the 'time of application' relationship criterion and adds something to a claim that a relationship is genuine, but not much. There are usually other steps that can be taken to show that a relationship is genuine and ways ways of giving a visitor visa application a fighting chance of success.
  3. wrussell

    need some advice please

    Such applications MUST be lodged online. They can be processed anywhere, but for Thai nationals will most probably be processed by the Australian Embassy, Bangkok. Marriage alone is not sufficient to satisfy Australian immigration that a relationship is genuine.
  4. wrussell

    IELTS general still used for immigration purposes?

    It is...........
  5. wrussell

    partner visa 801 -non-migrating family details

    Check the dreaded form 80.
  6. wrussell

    skills assessment need help

    Did you check GSM?
  7. wrussell

    Diesel Motor Mechanic - Vetassess- 189 visa

    For a few hundred dollars VETASSESS offer Points Test Advice (search this). This advice is given weight, but is not binding on immigration delegates
  8. Statistics from the Australian Immigration department show the calculation of people who arrive on a Visitor visa, but become illegal in Australia for non departure reasons, and this is published each quarter. The Modified Non-Return Rate is used as an indicator of Visitor visa compliance, and may be considered by decision-makers when assessing visa applications. Look this up and see where Syria stands. Too late now, but can you work out how might it might have been a good idea to have lodged a visitor visa application, even if it was refused, before lodging a partner application? .
  9. If all migration agent were like me there would be no finalised partner visas refused - touch wood. It might have been possible to lodge a 300 then wed and run it as a 309 at no further cost and with better prospects and there might have been other strategies that you have eliminated. What I was trying to suggest was not to DIY and then ask for advice, not for you in particular, but for others inclined to follow your example.
  10. Precisely! It is quite p[possible to finish up married and with no visa.
  11. It might have been a good idea to have consulted a RMA before committing to a course of action.
  12. wrussell

    Migration Agent

    Companies cannot be Registered Migration Agents, only individuals can. There is a registered Migration Agent who is listed as a consultant to the company you mentioned. If you retain their services, make sure that a Registered Migration Agent is managing your case, not just consulting. It might pay you to request a quote from a Registered Migration Agent who posts on this forum. They are all ok.
  13. wrussell

    Patner's Job Change after ACS assessment

    Notify the department of the change. If they try to contact you are your place of employment and you are not there...