Kelly Slater Banned from Australia?

Kelly Slater cannot Enter Australia unless Vaccinated?.

American surfing legend Kelly Slater (11-time world champion) has been told he will not be allowed in Australia unless he is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Slater has made various comments about the Australian attitude to unvaccinated people entering Australia.

He has suggested that the … Read the rest

Novak Djokovic’s visa cancelled again.

Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation been confirmed on 16 Jan 2022.

UPDATE
The three judges hearing Novak Djokovic’s second visa appeal have unanimously confirmed the Australian Immigration departments decision to cancel his visa. He will now be deported from Australia, as no further appeal is permitted.


The information below was dated … Read the rest

Unvaccinated Tennis player will leave Australia.

Tennis player must leave Australia.

Czech Tennis player, Renata Voracova, has been instructed to leave the country by the Australian Border Force (ABF) due to being unvaccinated, and having entered Australia with an invalid medical exemption.

Voracova has decided to leave Australia rather than spend a week or so in … Read the rest

Novak Djokovic unable to Enter Australia.

Novak Djokovic was refused entry by Immigration.

Novak Djokovic, who arrived in Australia without a valid travel exemption, required due to being unvaccinated, refused the option to return on the next flight out.

He was told to leave the country, by Immigration officials, after a 10-hour standoff at a … Read the rest

Partner Visa AAT decisions Sep 2021

AAT Partner Visa refusal decisions.

The AAT Migration & Refugee Division reviews appeals for such things as visa refusals, independently from the immigration department.

They often have a high workload and lengthy processing times.

As at 30 September 2021, there were:

1,915 subclass 820 refusal appeals in process, after 153 … Read the rest

Partner Visa Refusal Processing Times.

How long does it take to refuse a Partner visa?

These are the processing times for Partner Visa Refusals between July 2015 and June 2017.

Partner Visa Refusals 2015-16.

The fastest was refused in 2 days.
The longest took 5,811 days.
Half took under 474 days, and half took over … Read the rest

AAT Appeals Processing times might Reduce in 2021-22

Will AAT Appeal Processing times reduce in 2021-22?

With the AAT application fee increasing in July 2021, to $3,000 from $1,800, it is expected that fewer cases will be referred to AAT after a visa refusal from the Immigration department.

This could have the effect of reducing the time it … Read the rest

Partner Visa Application and Grant Numbers 2018-19

Australian 2018-19 Migration Program Report.

According to the 2018-19 Migration Program Report, a number equal to about 46% to 50% of each years opening balance of the first stage partner visa application are granted, and about 5% are refused.

The above is one way of looking at the visa outcome … Read the rest

Subclass 300 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.… Read the rest

Subclass 309 Visa Refusals 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Offshore Partner Visa (subclass 309) Refusals in the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

There are many reasons for a visa application to be refused, and they can be discussed in other posts. This post is to show the numbers of refusals over the 24 months from July 2018 to June 2020.… Read the rest