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About Immigration & Visas

Welcome to the "Immigration & Visas" section!

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Per Australian law, only a registered migration agent can give legal advice concerning Australian immigration. Therefore, YDU cannot endorse any "advice" given anywhere on these forums; we can only give information. If you are completely confused about the immigration process, please consider consulting a professional. There is a list of Member-Recommended Migration Agents here.

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Immigration & Visas

Regular Forum Visa Processing Times
Are you applying for a visa to Australia? Use this forum to track your progress.
Note: Please read the Instructions before posting! Thanks.
Visa Granted! May 19 2017, 08:26:25 PM, By Mouse
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Regular Sticky: Member-Recommended Migration Agents
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TerritorianTori 14 7,368
Aug 21 2014, 12:30:05 PM
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Regular Sticky: Australian Immigration Links
TerritorianTori 1 3,875
Apr 13 2010, 08:19:42 PM
Last Post By: suzn
Regular Sticky: Australian Citizenship
resources on becoming an Aussie 8)
TerritorianTori 2 6,139
Dec 11 2008, 03:23:02 PM
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Regular California Police Clearance From Sydney
State Police Clearance
Donuts 1 57
Oct 18 2017, 08:02:15 PM
Last Post By: AmbyCakes
Regular 190 Visa (GSM) & self-employment
Surely no one's ever asked this question, right? :D
ciavyn 2 165
Aug 7 2017, 01:50:11 PM
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Regular Bringing Parents to AU
Josh 4 242
Jul 25 2017, 01:37:11 AM
Last Post By: Josh
Regular What is my best option?
Moving to Australia
coyote 6 226
Jul 16 2017, 05:03:00 PM
Last Post By: Hanasian
Regular Inquiry re: spousal Visa
Yank married to Aussie 15 years moving to Oz
YankyOz 9 1,779
Jul 10 2017, 05:11:17 PM
Last Post By: Hanasian
Regular 457 Visas scrapped
Bindie 5 380
May 15 2017, 09:43:17 PM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Partner Migration - Avoiding Time Apart?
Which visa route to use....
zenetanar 3 222
May 9 2017, 01:51:40 PM
Last Post By: zenetanar
Regular Work Holiday Visa or 189?
Queenie 17 375
May 6 2017, 11:12:56 PM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular New Citizenship Requirements
Bindie 3 309
Apr 25 2017, 11:34:22 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Skilled visa type update
Mouse 2 213
Apr 18 2017, 09:17:32 PM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular 820 partner visa issue
sswatek 3 415
Mar 15 2017, 09:32:59 PM
Last Post By: Mouse
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189/190 visa help
surgicaltech2u 37 2,280
Jan 25 2017, 05:00:08 AM
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Regular Fingerprinting in Melbourne for FBI certificate
coker 1 423
Dec 12 2016, 08:01:51 PM
Last Post By: peasmom
Regular Partner visa evidence
eireannach 2 541
Oct 1 2016, 01:09:05 PM
Last Post By: Veldelmar
Regular Stuck on Bridging Visa for eternity!
In visa limbo for 16 months, no end in sight any suggestions?
Kuroji 0 359
Aug 19 2016, 04:58:48 PM
Last Post By: Kuroji
Regular Shipping furniture
Shipping
familyinanet 1 457
Jul 21 2016, 04:28:54 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Age at Departure
How does this factor in
WriterGuy 4 569
Jul 16 2016, 08:18:49 PM
Last Post By: pastrycook-136
Regular Help with type of Visa to apply For Please
Not sure which way to go
julied 1 452
Jul 14 2016, 08:20:38 PM
Last Post By: pastrycook-136
Regular 5-year Resident Return - Exceptions
Short on Days
sbjapan 5 656
Jul 7 2016, 10:08:17 PM
Last Post By: TerritorianTori
Regular Engineers Application
Applying without migration agents
Mooo7a 4 716
May 22 2016, 03:23:35 PM
Last Post By: jacoby27
Regular ETA after WHV ?
How to visit, not stay. .
otheredone 3 570
Apr 16 2016, 02:46:21 PM
Last Post By: eireannach
Regular Student visa questions
Paragon Rabbit 1 751
Mar 11 2016, 07:37:54 PM
Last Post By: teachme
Regular Husband and wife need advice.
Luchalma 2 784
Feb 24 2016, 10:11:54 AM
Last Post By: TerritorianTori
Regular reference letter or statutory declaration for ACS?
zeke 4 1,830
Jan 12 2016, 07:42:05 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Here we go again :(
Partner - Permanent
Albie's Girl 3 937
Dec 26 2015, 03:06:22 PM
Last Post By: TerritorianTori
Regular Name Change after Visa Granted
Name Change after Visa Granted before entering Australia
scheetzl 5 926
Dec 11 2015, 06:22:00 PM
Last Post By: TerritorianTori
Regular US Taxes and name changes
FLNurse 1 693
Dec 11 2015, 03:00:30 PM
Last Post By: sheowahya
Regular Have to return to US
have visitor visa
sailaway83 1 783
Dec 1 2015, 02:37:03 PM
Last Post By: Alikiwi
Regular 309 Partner Visa
Confusion
Alikiwi 3 780
Dec 1 2015, 02:35:02 PM
Last Post By: Alikiwi
Regular Peace Corps Fingerprinting
NAC Background Check Fingerprints
4scol3 0 500
Nov 28 2015, 11:31:51 AM
Last Post By: 4scol3
Regular 189 Visa question
EOI stage
allisonperth 11 1,366
Nov 6 2015, 08:06:48 AM
Last Post By: b-rog
Regular FBI Clearance questions
I need some information as to how to get something sealed from my FBI report
kmowsley 5 868
Oct 28 2015, 04:00:14 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Same-Sex Visa 309
Can I get a partner visa as a same sex couple?
jaredtr1999 2 704
Sep 20 2015, 06:23:16 PM
Last Post By: Judy
Regular Best Towns for Families in NSW
Looking between Sydney and Brisbane
mkm 2 945
Sep 8 2015, 11:20:00 PM
Last Post By: MsB
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309/100 Visa waiting for approval
Partner (Provisional) (class UF) (subclass 309) /Partner (Migrant) (class BC) (subclass 100) visa
FFalex 35 5,264
Aug 14 2015, 10:15:44 AM
Last Post By: elizabugg
Regular US Passport DS-82 Question
Killer Squirrel 5 1,293
Aug 9 2015, 10:58:36 PM
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Regular Opinions, experience with a 489 visa
Mouse 3 1,313
Jul 23 2015, 06:19:33 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Australian citizenship ceremony overseas?
josetann 3 2,470
Jul 17 2015, 10:45:49 PM
Last Post By: canaussie
Regular Online vs Paper PM visa 300
pawsmccatney 5 962
Jul 1 2015, 10:24:46 PM
Last Post By: rockpen
Regular Likelihood of being granted 12 mo visitors visa?
pawsmccatney 3 1,292
Jun 9 2015, 09:00:42 AM
Last Post By: eireannach
Regular Permanent Residency and Declaring Bankruptcy
lauraleigh81 1 886
Jun 6 2015, 05:49:14 PM
Last Post By: sheowahya
Regular Anyone renounced their US Citizenship?
bobbasic2002 10 2,156
May 22 2015, 07:16:37 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
Regular Dual citizenship
Which passport to use?
bubbles 6 1,415
May 21 2015, 09:03:13 PM
Last Post By: sheowahya
Regular WHV taxability
sheowahya 4 699
May 15 2015, 08:10:20 AM
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Regular questions on ACS, assessment, and possible RPL
zeke 1 1,311
May 13 2015, 03:48:25 AM
Last Post By: Mouse
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Simplify the employment reference letter process?
zeke 22 5,073
May 12 2015, 03:46:36 AM
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FBI checks - recent timelines?
Albie's Girl 20 4,447
Mar 28 2015, 12:57:54 PM
Last Post By: Clarke Bar
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