Prospective Marriage Visa Applicant, Now Married, Assessed on Validity of Marriage

Prospective Marriage Visa Applicant, Now Married, Assessed on Validity of Marriage

Moustafa (Migration) [2019] AATA 267

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Student Visa Cancellation on Grounds of ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ of Fraudulent Conduct

Student Visa Cancellation on Grounds of ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ of Fraudulent Conduct

Igbolekwu (Migration) [2019] AATA 327 
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Failing to Pass Australian Citizenship Test Resulted in a Refusal

Failing to Pass Australian Citizenship Test Resulted in a Refusal

Kadir Muhamad and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 351 (8 March 2019)

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Citizenship Application: It Is Still Possible for Applicants Who Had Criminal Records and Used Fraudulent Passport to Be Granted Australian Citizenship

Citizenship Application: It Is Still Possible for Applicants Who Had Criminal Records and Used Fraudulent Passport to Be Granted Australian Citizenship

Anderson and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 229 (25 February 2019)

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False Information Irrelevant for the Purpose of Determining Whether a Protection Visa Should be Refused Under S91WA of the Act

False Information Irrelevant for the Purpose of Determining Whether a Protection Visa Should be Refused Under S91WA of the Act

BMK18 v Minister for Home Affairs & Anor

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Visitor Visa Proving More Difficult in Satisfying the Genuine Temporary Entrant (‘GTE’) Criteria

Visitor Visa Proving More Difficult in Satisfying the Genuine Temporary Entrant (‘GTE’) Criteria

Ammar v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2019] FCCA 376 (20 February 2019)

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AAT Case: Setting Aside of a Decision to Refuse a Bridging Visa Application Based on Character Test

AAT Case: Setting Aside of a Decision to Refuse a Bridging Visa Application Based on Character Test

Kayo Rerekura and Minister for Home Affairs (Migration) [2019] AATA 153

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Citizenship Application: Have You Ever Been an Unlawful Non-Citizen in Australia?

Citizenship Application: Have You Ever Been an Unlawful Non-Citizen in Australia?

Mabagos and Minister for Home Affairs (Citizenship) [2019] AATA 216 (22 February 2019)

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Material Issue Must Be “Fundamental”, “Important” or “Overwhelming” Such That a Failure to Consider Them by the Tribunal Would Constitute a Jurisdictional Error!

Material Issue Must Be “Fundamental”, “Important” or “Overwhelming” Such That a Failure to Consider Them by the Tribunal Would Constitute a Jurisdictional Error!

Karki v Minister for Immigration & Anor [2019] FCCA 319 (18 February 2019)

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Citizenship Application: Australia Has Zero Tolerance Against Fraudulent Identity

Citizenship Application: Australia Has Zero Tolerance Against Fraudulent Identity

Fraud would not be whitewashed by subsequent good behaviour and passage of time, and integrity is crucial for applying for citizenship.  

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Candidates Who are Over 55 Years Old are Still Eligible to be Granted Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 858)

Candidates Who are Over 55 Years Old are Still Eligible to be Granted Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 858)

The Distinguished Talent Visa (Subclass 858) are permanent visas for persons who have a world widely acknowledged record of distinguished and outstanding achievement in a profession, a sport, the arts or academia and research.

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AAT Case: Bogus Documents Not a Show-Stopper for Citizenship Application

AAT Case: Bogus Documents Not a Show-Stopper for Citizenship Application

Alsaad and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship)[1] concerns a refusal of an Australian citizenship application on the basis that the applicant provided a bogus document, and therefore is not of a ‘good character’.

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