417 visa faqsHow do i get permission to work beyond 6 months for my employer?
Generally speaking you can only seek for permission to lift the six months work restriction if you are sponsored by the employer (e.g a 457 visa).
We recommend you seek for expedition of your employer sponsored visa applications from the Department of Immigration.
NZ citizen faqsI’m a NZ citizen. How do I obtain my Australian permanent residency?I’m a NZ citizen. How do I sponsor my partner?
You have the option to apply for a NZ citizen family relationship visa.
For more information please refer to our partner visas page.
Partner visa faqsCan I apply for a partner visa even if I haven’t lived with my Australian partner for at least 12 months?
While we do not recommend this you can nevertheless apply for a partner visa on the basis of a de-facto relationship but without fulfilling the minimum 12 months co-habitation requirement. You must nevertheless be able to show the relationship has existed for at least 12 months.Can I apply for a partner visa while I’m onshore?
Generally speaking if do not have a no further stay (8503) condition on your current visa you will be able to lodge an onshore partner visa appellation.I’m on a subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) Visa and my partner has withdrawn sponsorship. What can I do?
Your subclass 300 visa will enable you to remain in Australia until its expiry. You must apply for a different visa if you wish to legally remain in Australia.
You can consider:
Student visa faqsCan I bring my partner and children to Australia?
Yes, you can bring your spouse or de-facto partner or unmarried children under 18 of age to Australia as dependents. please refer to our partner visas page for more information.Can I change courses with a different educational provider?
Generally speaking you are allowed to do this after you have completed 6 months study with the first educational provider.
If you change your study sectors (e.g. from a university to TAFE) you will need to apply for a different student visa.
However for those who got their student visas thru the Streamlined Student Visa Processing arrangement you might be in breach of your visa condition.