Filing of an application for an Australian Partner Visa can allegedly be a pretty demanding affair, thanks to the extra emotions involved. No wonder, the nation’s department of immigration, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), is reportedly providing tips on how to make the same less taxing.

Courtesy high demand, petitions for Partner (Temporary) Permits (subcategory 820) and Partner (Provisional) Permits (subcategory 309) are presently taking anywhere from 12 to 15 months to process.

Against this backdrop, the DIBP is reportedly urging those making petitions and those cooling their heels for results to keep stress at a safe distance. It is also reminding aspirants that in case they require any kind of assistance and guidance, they must use the professional services proffered by a registered migration advisor/consultant.

When things get worrying, it may not be difficult to reach out for the first available offer of help even as the counsel from the DIBP is to confirm that one has all the knowledge required at the time of preparing for a petition.

Aspirants planning to submit an application for a Partner category visa--either in Oz or abroad--are duly advised to utilize a document checklist to assist prepare their petition, to check they have everything for utilizing the online procedure known as ImmiAccount.

There are checklists on the official website of the DIBP even while lodging an application online is a faster and easier way. Sharing this information, a spokesman from the DIBP elucidated that the candidate will get faster results, vis-à-vis lodging by paper. To begin with, the candidate will require generating or login to his ImmiAccount. After he is logged in, he can present his application and connect any applicable papers/certificates. A candidate can login to his ImmiAccount at any specific time to get ready, track or administer his application.

The spokesperson also indicated that it is crucial and of importance that every paper is duly scanned & uploaded to ImmiAccount even as sending them, via either e-mail or post, will hold up the evaluation procedure. He added that complete petitions that include all-inclusive papers in support of a legitimate relationship will receive priority and are faster to process.

On the DIBP website there are also given details related to supporting proof like, for instance, statutory declarations, and certifying and translating papers and registered migration consultants can aid those may find the procedure difficult, though they (agents) will charge a small fee for the same.

As per the DIBP, to practice in Down Under and act on the behalf of visa candidates, it is required that agents are registered with the concerned body, namely, the Office of Registered Migration Agents of Australia (OMARA).


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