Absolute devastation. Your heart feels like it’s leapt from your stomach to your mouth. “OH NO!!…” you respond (maybe), and “What now?” you ask. Well, we FEEL for you. We’ve seen it happen. We’ve helped clean up the pieces for numerous couples who have put their own application together only to have it refused. From meeting with couples who have experienced a refusal, we are aware that getting a rejection letter is a bit like being kicked when you’re down, and we understand your response. We understand you may be discouraged and confused, especially if a Home Affairs officer concludes the relationship with your partner is not deemed genuine after having considered ALL of the documents, evidence, statements and photos you submitted.
However, you are not alone as there is always a chance of an application being refused with any lodgement. In the 2017 financial year, there were around 27,000 (twenty-seven thousand) appeals lodged with the Migration Review Tribunal across the board, with Partner Visa appeals making up a large percentage of these. Your journey does not end when you receive the rejection letter.
We hope you found this information useful. We welcome your questions and look forward to helping in any way we can.
IMPORTANT: Please note, this does not constitute Immigration advice. Always seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent before applying for an Australian Visa. Migration Law is constantly changing. This information is accurate only at the time of publication.
Emma is the founder and principal migration agent at Freedom Migration. She is extremely passionate about uniting partners and families with their loved ones overseas. It might be because she's a product of a partner visa family.
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