Limitation on approval of sponsorships- Spouse, partner, prospective marriage and interdependency visas

Limitation on approval of sponsorships–spouse, partner, prospective marriage and interdependency visas
       (1AA)  This regulation applies in relation to an application for:
                     (b)  a Partner (Provisional) (Class UF) visa; or
                     (c)  a Prospective Marriage (Temporary) (Class TO) visa; or
                     (e)  an Extended Eligibility (Temporary) (Class TK)

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Visitor Visa Applications subclass 600 – Procedural update

Legislative instrument – IMMI 15/123 – F2015L01448 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Arrangements for Visitor Visa Applications 2015 specifies the approved forms and manner for making valid visitor visa applications.

The Schedule to this Instrument specifies the method for making applications for Subclass 600 Visitor visas in the following streams:

Tourist stream
Sponsored Family stream
Business Visitor

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Processing Priority Group 5: 175, 176, 475; Small number to be granted

Ministerial Determination  –  IMMI 15/112 – F2015L01455 – Migration Act 1958 – Determination of the fixed maximum number of specified skilled visas that may be granted in the 2015-2016 financial year. 

This Determination specifies the number of visas to be granted in the following visa categories:

Subclass 175 Skilled – Independent visa: 219 visas
Subclass 176 Skilled –

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457 Applications – Service standards and processing issues

Extract from Migration Institute of Australia Notice:

The Department’s website is currently showing 457 service standards as 2 months for low risk and 3 months for high risk countries. Although some members are reporting much faster service than this, certain types of applications are being delayed.

Members are reminded that lodging an assessment

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