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Migrating to Australia with another couple

I have a related issue where I am trying to time a visa to the end of an academic year and not leave before (my wife is a teacher). So assuming that you are all applying for 189 visas these are the ...
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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

For the benefit of anybody in this situation who is wondering, and would like a real data point instead of conjecture or pontification, here is what actually happened: When trying to check out ...
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Immigrating to UK after New Zealand same-sex marriage

If we were to be married in New Zealand (a country that allows same sex marriage) can we then migrate to London where he would be able to live and work as my spouse? Yes. There are a number of ...
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Can I apply for a spouse visa for my husband when I am his second wife?

Your marriage will not be recognized in Australia. This page on the recognition of foreign marriages in Australia says: An overseas marriage is generally recognised in Australia if it was a valid ...
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What is the proper clothing for a job interview in Australia?

You should always assume formal unless you have been advised otherwise. It's generally ok to end up a little overdressed, but it's not ok to end up underdressed. However, software companies can vary. ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

British citizenship does not expire. If you did not apply to renounce your British citizenship (and was approved), you are still a British citizen. You cannot "apply for" British citizenship ...
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My Australian and New Zealand student visas were declined

Yes, you can reapply, but unless your new applications are significantly different, you will be refused again. You need to figure out why your applications were refused. If you were refused because ...
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Permanent residency catch 22 : Can't get a job for PR, can't get PR without a job

The reason they are not willing to sponsor you for PR is that they can find employees who are as good (or better) for the job, but do not come with such requirement. Generally speaking for an employer ...
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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

It does not matter where the wedding is actually performed. Both the US and Australia (like virtually all countries) recognise marriages that have been legally performed according to the laws of the ...
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How to get a job in the USA or Australia when I live in Iran?

In order to emigrate to either the United States of America or Australia, based on employment, the company, and you, have to prove that you have the required skills and expertise, and that hiring you ...
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Experience Reference Letter for ACS Skill Assessment (for 189 type Visa)

It is a problem... When providing references you need to follow specific standard of letter, below are 2 examples one that got rejected other accepted... Successful: Failed: And when you fail you ...
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My Australian visa has a "Must Not Arrive After" date, but not a "Must Not Arrive Before" date. Does this mean I can arrive immediately?

Section 68 of the Migration Act 1958 sets out when a visa is in effect: (1) Subject to subsection (2), a visa has effect as soon as it is granted. (2) A visa may provide that it comes into ...
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Worried about travel (criminal record)

As an Irish citizen, your right to live in the EU/EEA under DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC can only be denied for very serious, very specific suspicions that you are a present danger to public order and safety. ...
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Exchange my Australian P2 driver license in Ontario Canada?

The official site of the province states : When you can’t exchange You cannot exchange: a learner’s permit or novice-class driver’s licence from another province, state or country What was sent in ...
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Australian 12 month tourist visa

Assuming you had/have a Visitor (sub class 600) - Tourist (Outside Australia), the conditions of your visa are: 8101 - No work 8201 - Maximum three months study 8501 - Maintain adequate health ...
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Adjusting to a humid tropical climate

Looks like this topic is couple years old.... don't know if anyone will see my answer. I went from Canada in the middle of an icy, snowy winter, to hot tropical Thailand in less than 24 hours. Back ...
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Australia / New Zealand skilled permanent residence

From my experience this year, being granted a Permanent Resident Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Australia: The visa has a "must visit Australia on or before" date, which is one year from ...
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Australia / New Zealand skilled permanent residence

From my personal experience in 2014: Your visa will have the "Must enter before:" date, that's the latest date you must cross the border to activate your visa. Usually, it's 1 year after ...
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Australian Skill Assessment (ACS) document certification

I've just been assessed by ACS so I can help with 2 out of three. 1. A solicitor certified photocopies of my documents and that was fine. 3. A certified copy of the identity page of the passport ...
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AUSTRALIAN PR process

Australian Computer Society (ACS) has several documents on their website that explain the process. I personally don't think they're as clear as they could be, but you should read through them, then ...
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Do I need to pay for my family, who are 'additional applicants' when applying for Australian work visa?

You have it correctly. After a bit of searching I found the Examples visa pricing charges page. There are two examples and both detail that partners/spouses and children are considered additional ...
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Australia: Can there be two contemporary applications for two visas of different types for different periods?

Potentially. The "Before you apply" section of the eVisitor web site sets out the potential consequences of applying for an eVisitor visa while another visa is in effect: If you already hold ...
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Does my Masters Conversion course count towards the Australian ACS requirements?

Obviously I can only go by my own experience and I am not an immigration consultant But I was in this exact situation - I have a 1 year conversion from Sheffield University MSc Information Systems. ...
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Immigration to Australia with 2 wives

When immigrating to Australia, you can bring one (1) partner and all underage children for which you are the legal guardian. So if your children with your first wife are under 18, and she consents to ...
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146 driving offences no visa expired passports

You need a lawyer. You have about 20,000 GBP of outstanding fines. You are committing a visa offence by overstaying your visa. The fact that you have no proof of income and do have some money ...
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ID alternatives for a international student in the USA

The easiest thing to do is to get a State ID. This can be easily done at a local MVD. Another option would be to get a Driver License. Since you're from Australia*, you will need to get a car (...
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Health insurance in Belgium?

Is it possible for them to avail of EU health insurance? Since you, the parents, aren't residing in Belgium, your kid isn't getting the health insurance from you. Then, they will need to affiliate ...
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Can I obtain German citizenship and retain my Australian citizenship?

Germany does generally not allow dual Citizenship, so they will ask you to resign the Australian citizenship first. There are exceptions, of course: some countries' citizenship cannot be resigned ...
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Does ACS recognize student employment?

As long as your employment letter is correct format they will be accepted... Attach everything, you cannot get points taken away only added, I have MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and I was ...
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Can I hold Italian, Australian and Uk citizenship?

First, none of the countries involved (UK, Australia, Italy) prohibit multiple citizenship today. So if you continue with your plan, your boyfriend will not have to renounce anything. As mentioned in ...
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