All posts by Avelyn Chen

What’s next after the Prospective Marriage Visa?

What happens after your Prospective Marriage Visa is granted? If you are uncertain, don’t worry, this question is often asked by the couples we work with; you have lodged the application,

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If I am married to an Australian do I still need a visa to visit Australia

We are often asked this question and, “YES, you do need a visa even though your partner is Australian and you have a marriage certificate.” Many people assume that as their husband or wife

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Forms 47SP and 40SP – When to fill them in?

When do I complete Form 47SP? Form 47SP is an important part of your Australian Partner Visa application. When you open up your Immigration Account portal and begin to fill out the online

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‘Tis the season to be jolly!

Season’s greetings! Yes! The holidays are here and our offices are full of that special, happy, holiday spirit! Here at Freedom Migration, we’re all suckers for a good

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Will Immigration ACTUALLY check my Social Media?

Will Department of Home Affairs actually check my social media accounts? Good Question! We get asked this one a lot and YES, be warned that there really is a good chance the Department will

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Does being in a de facto relationship for at least 1 year include times apart?

Can we be considered de facto if we are apart (work/travel)? If you and your partner are claiming ‘de facto’ status and have lived apart for periods during your first twelve months as

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Where can I get my Visa Medical / Health Exam done?

Where can I do my ‘medical’ or ‘health exam’ in Australia? If you’re in Australia and based in a metropolitan city, your medical or health exam can be done at BUPA Visa Medical.

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What is the ‘Character Test’?

Who does the Character test Apply to? All adults who apply for an Australian Visa are required to pass the character test which involves a police check. This may also apply to other applicants

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What is ‘Front End Loading’ an application?

What does ‘front loading’ / ’front end loading’ an application mean? ‘Front end loading’ or ‘front loading’ is a term used by Migration Agents which means applicants have

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Will I be interviewed for the Partner Visa Application?

Will I be interviewed for the Partner Visa application? This is one of the questions our clients stress about after lodging their applications. Generally, it is unusual to be asked by the

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