Migrating to another country can be extremely stressful. Not only are you uprooting your life, family and belongings to a whole new world but you will need to go through the process of applying for a visa. Visa applications can be denied for something as trivial as not having enough bank statements to support your application. The uncertainty over the process can take its toll on you.
Here are our Top 7 secrets to successfully gain an Australian visa.
- Don’t Take My Word for it
When it comes to applying for a visa, don’t expect the Australian Government to take your word for it. Make sure that, where possible, you have evidence to support what you say.
For example, if have lived with your partner for 2 years, include a rental agreement or statements from housemates to support this.
- Accuracy is Key
Thousands of people apply for visas to visit, work, study or migrate to Australia. With the volume of applications received there are also many which are denied. Many applications are denied due to inaccurate information or an innocent mistake.
All information and evidence provided will be cross referenced in detail. This means that if there are any inaccuracies in your application there could be a delay and in some cases a denial of your application.
- Honesty is the Best Policy
With the increased scrutiny into the character of migrants to Australia, even the smallest misdemeanour needs to be disclosed. If a lie has been detected then you could face a ban from reapplying for another visa for 10 years.
- Keep Deadlines
Deadlines are extremely important. Make sure that all documents and information are provided within the required time periods. Extensions of time are often not given so make sure you check your letterbox and email regularly and respond to any requests within the timeframe.
- Pick the Right Visa
If you are planning on working in Australia check that the visa you are applying for allows you to work. Breaching the criteria on your visa can result in the visa being cancelled and serious implications for your ability to stay in Australia in the future.
- Don’t Wait
The rules, categories and definitions of visas for Australia are always changing. Don’t wait to apply for a visa, do it as soon as you are able.
- Use a Migration Lawyer
We regularly see clients who made mistakes with their visa applications when they lodged with legal help. Do it right the first time around – use a migration lawyer.
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