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Hi All, I posted a question in the partner visa forum but it might be relevant to others: My wife is Australian (by birth) with Kiwi parents who have been living in Australia since the 70s - question is what to put for the Kiwi parents Aus immigration status.. Because they entered prior to Feb 2001 they never had to obtain permanent residency - I understand they automatically get a protected Special category visa (SCV) which gives them all of the benefits of permanent residency (eg healthcare, unemployment benefit etc) without having to go through the official process. When filling out the sponsor section of my application (for 309/100) we have to put in the visa status of family members but none seem an obvious fit for the circumstances. Options below - Temporary Resident seems to be closest fit based on info I can find: - Australian Citizen - clearly does not apply to them - Permanent Resident - strictly speaking no but they have quasi PR by virtue of their protected SCV - Temporary Resident - they've been in Aus for 40+ years but are they considered temporary whilst living on kiwi passports without formal PR? - Student (no) - Other - maybe but this seems to be the status for people without any Aussie status
Hello all, Filling in my 175 online I notice a statement that says:- "Your total point score based on the answers you have provided in this application is 120 which is equal to or above the required score for the visa subclass you have selected. Please be advised that when your application is assessed, you may be awarded less points and consequently may not be granted a visa." Does this mean rushing to get my 175 application in before any potential changes are made to the MODL scoring(pure speculation) are in vain as they look at MODL points system when they review your application(CO stage i guess) and not when you submit it(payment stage)? I'm in no rush unlike many, but I am rushing to get my application submitted to protect my MODL points against policy changes that may occur and i'd rather take a little more time making my mind up before splurging the cash!? Your views are appreciated as always, Steve.