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If your relationship has ended with a sponsoring partner, and you do not withdraw your application, and no exemption applies to your case, then the Department is most likely going to refuse your application. In this case, we recommend that you seek professional opinion.
If your relationship with your sponsoring partner has ended, and there is no hope reconciliation and no exemption apply to your case, you can withdraw your application, after speaking to one of our Migration Agent. This ensures that there are no visa refusals on your name.
If your relationship has broken down between your partner, you may be able to claim an exemption if one of the following circumstances applies to you:
Family Violence is any conduct that makes you reasonably fear for your safety or wellbeing. This could be an actual threat to your person or that of your family members, or to your mental health & wealth being, from the alleged perpetrator and/or their family members.
Family violence can include:
This includes including dowry-related abuse.
STEP 1: Inform the Department about the Relationship Breakdown
If your relationship with your sponsorship partner have ended, you will need to inform the Department of the same, as is your obligation.
STEP 2: Consult an Immigration Specialist (i.e.; us) about your current visa situation
If you are currently in Australia, in a bridging visa, you will need to either:
If you are looking for ways to stay back in Australia, we recommend that you book a consultation to discuss your current situation
STEP 3: Await Department Communication
Once you or sponsor informs the Department of the breakdown, they will send you official correspondence to comment on your relationship.
STEP 4: Respond to the Departments Communication
Based on the Migration Action Plan we have created in Step 2, we will create a legal submission, based on facts and evidence, to support your case. You must respond to the Department within 28 days.
STEP 5: Wait for a response from the Department.
Once you have responded, you now wait to hear back from the Department.
While you have experienced family violence, proving it is very important. You can prove family violence by providing:
Under this section, you can provide facts and evidence of your financial commitment to each other.
In this section, you can provide evidence of any joint responsibility for the care and support of children, your living arrangements and sharing of the responsibility for housework.
Judicial Evidence includes:
Non-judicial evidence includes any of the following:
No Joint Undertaking
If you cannot provide a document from a court of law or a joint undertaking, you will have to provide:
There is no additional cost in processing your domestic violence application. This will be considered under your partner visa processing.
Processing time for domestic violence claims is not available. However, you can ensure that your application is processed quicker and more efficiently by compiling a decision-ready application at the time of lodgement. This enables your application to be applied with all the relevant documents, evidence and submission, to ensure the grant of the visa, without any delay from the Department.
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